THERAPY 4: HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?

While most of us have experienced feeling better after talking to a friend or acquaintance about a problem, how and why therapy works goes beyond such an experience as this. The relief we feel after discussing a problem with a friend can be attributed to the impact of venting, the impact of “getting something off…

Therapy 3: What is Therapy

I have been thinking about the question, “What is therapy?”. This is not an easy question to answer, but it is my goal in this essay. Perhaps images of chaises longues and pleasant coloured rooms are already firmly in people’s minds from popular culture and I have no idea how to break past that.  It’s…

A Short Guide to Therapy – Part 1

I have been asked many questions about therapy and how it works in the last few months. As I gathered my thoughts and did my research, I decided that a short six-part series might help each of you to think about therapy for yourself or your child. One of the more common reactions of an…

Art and Mental Health

An article I circulated on Twitter on Monday about Children’s art during the pandemic received a lot of interest, underlining the concern that many have regarding the negative mental health impact of the pandemic on children and youth. The article details the many problems mental health professionals are noticing in children and teens. When a…

What Perseverance Means for Youth

I am not really a space geek at all, but I have been fascinated by the stories about and from the latest NASA Mars Rover, Perseverance. I have been talking to everyone about the updates and showing them my favourite pictures from the website. I am also following the Perseverance on Twitter. The scientific prowess…

Parallel Universe

Working in my program right now is like working in a parallel universe. I cannot help thinking that somewhere else in time and space an alternate Dr. Beck is living a life that was just like last year while I am trapped in this unusual “other world”. The problem is that my present world is…