Frequently Asked Questions About EMDR Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About EMDR Therapy | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

Have you been feeling numb or emotionally detached? Are you pushing away others, or dealing with relationship issues? If you have had trouble sleeping lately, or been feeling extra jumpy or anxious, or you’re having issues trusting people while feeling depressed, lonely, and alienated, it’s all right. There is hope. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing […]

New to Therapy Sessions? Questions to Ask Your New Psychotherapist

New to Therapy Sessions? Questions to Ask Your New Psychotherapist | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

How are you feeling lately? Maybe you’ve gone through a big life change and it’s overwhelming and exhausting. Was therapy or counselling recommended to you recently? By choosing to go to therapy, you’re choosing to invest in yourself and in your mental health. You’re spending not only time and money, but also a lot of […]

The Love Languages Part 2: The Love Languages of Neurodivergent People

The Love Languages Part 2: The Love Languages of Neurodivergent People | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

Do you and/or your partner identify as neurodivergent? Do you regularly express affection to your partner? How well is affection received in your relationships? Do you find yourself arguing over your needs being met? Are your needs being met? Perhaps you’re familiar or vaguely familiar with the 5 love languages and how someone likes to […]

About the 4 Attachment Styles of Love and Where and Why to Improve Yours

About the 4 Attachment Styles of Love and Where and Why to Improve Yours | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

Let’s talk about love! Love is one of the defining emotions of being a person, something that only us humans can do quite the way we do it. There are countless songs, films, and books about the topic. It’s the number one most-used hashtag of all time. It’s something we all seek out in our […]


Realistic Mental Health Goals to Make for 2024 | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

As the New Year approaches, many of us take time to reflect on where we are, how we got here, and where we’d like to go next. The start of a new year is often a time for goal-setting, whether that means cooking more meals at home, travelling the world, reading more books, or simply […]


Bullying Awareness and How to Help Those Experiencing It | Hopewoods

Bullying has evolved over the years, with cyberbullying taking precedence due to the rise in use of social media. These days, it seems anyone is a target for bullying, not only in school for children and teens, but also in the workforce for adults.  November is when we talk more often about bullying; as we […]


Navigating Grief Through the Holiday Season | Hopewoods Psychotherapy and Consulting Services

In an ideal world, the holidays are a time for togetherness. A time for relaxing with loved ones, laughing, enjoying each other’s company, and feeling happy. And while many of us are fortunate enough to have this experience, it’s not the case for everyone.  Sadly, grief and loss can come at any time, even during […]


Actions You Can Take to Help Women in Need | Hopewoods

1 in 3 (30%) of women and girls are affected by domestic abuse globally, which is 736 million women around the world.  The fact that this number not only exists in the first place, but also has been growing over the past 3 years, means we need to talk about this, bring awareness to others, […]


Understanding Domestic Abuse in Order to Help Women | Hopewoods

In Canada, police-reported cases of domestic abuse have been slowly but steadily rising. And with an uptick in reported cases since 2020, now more than ever it’s urgent for us to take action on a personal, community, and systemic level.  Domestic abuse is an incredibly difficult topic to navigate. It’s hard to hear about what […]


Not All Forms of Depression are Alike: Underlying Signs That Someone Needs Help | Hopewoods

“We all have bad days.” “Everyone is sad sometimes.”   Have you heard these things before? If you’re depressed, being told either or both of these tends to make you feel worse, as if you’re not trying hard enough to be happy.  There’s a great deal more to depression than merely “having a bad day.” Some […]