November 19, 2018
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Freeing yourself from being disappointed by your decisions

  Written by Minah Yoo, Canadian Certified Counselor  Imagine yourself entering a coffee shop to order a drink. Imagine yourself again shopping online for clothing, laptop, or whatever you need to replace the old one. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of choices you have? If yes, you […]
November 15, 2018
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How to correct children’s misbehavior without shame

  Written by EK Seo,  Licensed Professional Counselor We all know that correcting our children’s misbehaviors is necessary and is a part of child discipline. However, we often ask ourselves, what if I shame my children by addressing their wrongdoings? Shame is a moral emotion arising from failures, transgression, or […]
November 15, 2018
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How cognitive processing therapy can help individuals with trauma

Written by Hyungjoo Shim, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)? CPT is a manualized treatment that helps people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. It includes elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, a treatment that focuses on identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts (and patterns) to address clinical […]
October 11, 2018
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The gift of therapy

  Written by Eunice Ra,  Licensed Clinical Social Worker Studies consistently show that psychotherapy is an effective and powerful method to overcome various mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Too many people suffer alone, silently and needlessly, when many mental issues are treatable and manageable. In the wake […]
October 11, 2018
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Is social media bad for your mental health?

Written by Jennifer Nolan, Licensed Professional Counselor The social media phenomenon In recent years social media has experienced widespread popularity.  With three billion users worldwide spending an average of two hours per day, social media has changed the way we interact with one another and even how we express ourselves. […]
October 4, 2018
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How to identify the underlying, or primary emotion

Written by Minah Yoo, Certified Canadian Counselor Have you ever felt unsure about the way you felt? Do you ever doubt that your anger is legitimate? Sadness, fear, and anger are three negative emotions that are shared by everyone universally, and they are intertwined. People feel angry in different contexts […]
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