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When should you consider family counselling?

By Erica Eugenio | November 10, 2013

Family life can sometime be tricky. Over time, family relationships become more complicated, like when children grow and their personalities become more defined, when there’s difficulties within the parents’ relationship, social pressures and other different stressors.

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Dealing with Bullies

By Erica Eugenio | November 1, 2013

The setting is the playground, the conversation goes like this – “you can’t play with us, your too stupid.” “Your clothes aren’t cool, where do you shop the dollar store!?” “No one wants to be your friend.” You log into your computer only to find out that someone has created a website about you. Your peers are talking behind your back about you, but pretend to like you in person. The website contains harsh and threatening words.  You tell your family, but that makes things worse, the peers are confronted and now no one talks to you. You walk down…

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Online Counselling is a great tool against depression

By Erica Eugenio | October 25, 2013

When people think about counselling, most imagine a couch and someone holding a smoking pipe with a long white beard (a classic Freud image). However, technology and counselling has changed in many ways since the days of Dr. Freud. Can counselling be as effective in a non-conventional method like online counselling? There is in fact new studies that prove it does.

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Post Partum Mood Disorders

By Erica Eugenio | October 10, 2013

Let’s start by defining how does postpartum depression happens. Allow me to paint a picture.

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Benefits of Counselling and Therapy

By Erica Eugenio | September 18, 2013

There has been much research done about the benefits of counselling. Conclusions of research are always the same, counselling works. In the counselling process, you are heard. In its core, that is the single most important benefit. By being heard and not judged, you have the freedom to explore your true feelings and thoughts and by doing so, understanding what drives the negative in your life you can change and improve. In this sense, counselling is empowering as it gives you control over your emotions. However, the benefits of counselling are much more than just being heard.

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Erica & Melanie

Erica Eugenio, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker/Sandtray Therapist

Melanie Brakel, DTATI, RP
Registered Psyschotherapist/Art Therapist


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