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Traumatic experiences are individual experiences – for something to be traumatic it only has to feel horrible to you.  In this way, trauma can include things like lived experiences in a combat zone, real or threatened physical or sexual violence, abuse or neglect as a...

There’s lots of strategies to help younglings settle, including “crying it out” (where the child is left to cry until they have exhausted themselves) or controlled crying (where parents gradually respond to crying over a series of scheduled minutes).  These techniques have been able to...

“Social Jetlag” is what happens when there is a big difference between our circadian clocks (our internally preferred sleep schedule) and our social clocks (the external timing of ‘life stuff’ – things like work, school, and social events that often dictate our sleep schedule).  Usually,...

Did you know the brain isn’t fully developed until about age 241-2?  This means that childhood and adolescence actually extend way past age 18.  The bad news is that the expectation placed on 18 year old’s to be fully functioning adults is probably a bit...

Did you know you and your partner might have different forces that drive your sex drive?  This is what’s known as having mismatched libidos, or differing sexual needs, expectations, and/or desires. Dr. Sandra Pertot is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist who specialises in issues of...

Although fewer Australians are choosing to get married1, divorce appears to be on the rise.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, divorces granted across the country in 2017 rose by 5% from just one year prior in 20162. More than half (56.7%) of divorcing females...

Today marks the beginning of International Pride Month, where we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community!  All around the world, people show their support through street festivals, music, arts, and a general spirit of freedom, inclusion, self-acceptance, and pride. Why June?  Because at the end of June in...

Underneath the phrase “Be grateful for what you have” is a subtle message that what we don’t have shouldn’t matter as much as the things we do have.  Alas, if gratitude feels like a little guilt trip, then no thanks.  But gratitude isn’t about pretending...

Forgiveness is not something one person has to do alone.  In fact, forgiveness should not be done alone.  It’s not something the injured party just bestows on someone else out of thin air, without the other person working for it.  This is the difference between...

Here are some of the red flags that we see as couples’ therapists which typically mean something might be misaligned or off to an unhealthy road for couples: Never ever fighting. Tough conversations are part of any relationship, so the courage to speak your truth...