Redefining Self-Care: What It Actually Means and How to Truly Use It

Redefining Self-Care: What It Actually Means and How to Truly Use It | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

We’ve all heard about the idea of self-care as it relates to our mental health. Time and time again, we’re advised to look after ourselves, regularly do things that make us happy, and work the practice of self-care into our daily routines. However, in our current world where life’s responsibilities can pile up, the idea […]

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 […]

DBT or CBT? How to Choose the Best Talk Therapy for Your Mental Health Needs

DBT or CBT? How to Choose the Best Talk Therapy for Your Mental Health Needs | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

Talk therapy has been shown to be an extremely effective way for people to manage and overcome life’s more difficult periods. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic mental health challenge such as depression or anxiety, enduring a period of grief after a loss, or are going through something else entirely, there’s an undeniable power in […]

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 […]

PTSD 101: Basics, Signs, and Why It’s Best to Seek Professional Help

PTSD 101: Basics, Signs, and Why It's Best to Seek Professional Help | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

There are events and moments in everyone’s life that creates stress to different extents. Tight deadlines at work, juggling multiple classes at school, or taking care of children can all cause stress in the mind. However, there’s another type of stress that looks very different from these day-to-day troubles. When we’re exposed to an extremely […]

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 […]

爱的语言第一部分:最常知晓的5种

The Love Languages Part 1: The 5 Most Commonly Known | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

How regularly do you express affection to your partner? How well is your affection received?   Perhaps you haven’t been communicating your affection the way your partner wishes to receive it. The language of love, i.e. feelings and good intentions, can be lost in translation when you and your partner don’t speak the same love language. […]

选择Hopewoods满足您的心理健康需求的7个好处

7 Benefits of Choosing Hopewoods for Your Mental Health Care Needs | Hopewoods Psychotherapy & Consulting Services

In 2022, more than 5 million Canadians met the criteria for a mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder. [Source] There’s been a significant uptick in people with mental health concerns over the past decade, leading many to turn to services such as psychotherapy and counselling. However, with so many mental healthcare practitioners in Toronto and […]

如何纪念世界心理健康日

How to Honour World Mental Health Day | Hopewoods

On October 10th each year, the world comes together to honour World Mental Health Day. Originally declared in 1992 as a day for advocacy and awareness, World Mental Health Day continues over three decades later—today, with a deeper understanding of mental health itself. An estimated one in eight people worldwide face some kind of mental […]