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Battling Imposter Syndrome

By Erica Eugenio | March 10, 2023

Ever felt like you are completely unqualified for your job? If you have, you are not alone. Learn this phenomenon called Imposter Syndrome here.

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Suicide and Professional Sports

By Erica Eugenio | January 18, 2023

Mental health issues can look different for every individual and can vary in severity. And there are many signs that athletes may be struggling with their mental health. Learn them here.

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Grief and Grieving

By Erica Eugenio | November 24, 2022

We live in a perilous world where tragedy and sadness can come at any time. 7-10% of those affected by grief cannot cope and develop complicated grief. Psychologists have spent decades researching the most effective techniques for dealing with grief and loss. Grief can affect every aspect of our lives when we lose someone we love—a spouse, family member, friend, acquaintance, or even a pet. It affects everyone differently, and its duration and intensity might vary dramatically. Sadness-stricken people are sometimes described as being overwhelmed by their grief. Although this type of sadness is most frequently linked with death, it…

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I’m Told to Practice Acceptance, What Does That Mean?

By Erica Eugenio | October 19, 2022

Things happen to us that we don’t have any control over throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter what kind of major event happens (illness, job loss, death) it needs to be accept as reality. In the same way, accept the outcomes when you fail or make a critical error. Accept it for what it is: an experience and a lesson. And then go ahead and do it even better next time. That is the true meaning of acceptance.  The reality can be challenging to comprehend at times. On the other hand, acceptance is the key to a happy existence. The…

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Preparing for Exams and Stress Management

By Erica Eugenio | October 6, 2022

Preparing for exams can bring on a sense of anxiety and tension associated with taking a test and appearing for an examination. It’s natural to be anxious about future tests, quizzes, papers, and presentations. A modest amount of stress can, in fact, test your resolve and motivate you to work harder. Exam anxiety becomes a problem when it impairs your capacity to perform and meet your academic and learning objectives. Stress not only affects your mind, but it can also have a negative impact on your physical health. Studies show that people who are open about their feelings are more…

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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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