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Borderline Personality Disorder

By Erica Eugenio | June 27, 2022

Borderline personality disorder often referred to as BPD is a mental illness that affects how you feel about yourself and others, making it difficult to function in daily life. Self-esteem concerns, difficulty in managing emotions and behaviour, and a habit of insecure relationships are all part of it. You may have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may find it difficult to tolerate being alone. Even if you wish to have meaningful and lasting relationships, anger, impulsiveness, and frequent mood swings may push others away. What Causes BPD? The specific cause of BPD is still unknown to…

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Family Mediation

By Erica Eugenio | March 29, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Mediation Answered by Professionals People use the term “mediation” in a variety of ways. Mediation is a process that provides a neutral environment to solve a dispute. Family mediation assists couples to reach an agreement on issues such as child custody, the family home, finances, and the future. How can Family Mediation be Useful to You? A mediator assists you in negotiating the terms of a mediation agreement. Comparatively to the courts, mediation lets you create your own agreement keeping in mind the best interest of your family. It can also be a more effective,…

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Voice of the Child Reports

By Erica Eugenio | March 15, 2022

The Answers to All Your Questions At One Place The Voice of the Child Reports is helpful in situations when parents decide to split. While developing a parenting plan for the parties’ separation, the child’s wishes are an essential and practical factor to consider. A Judge may order a Voice of the Child Report, or a family may request a Voice of the Child for mediation purposes. A clinician who interviews the child may prepare a voice of the child report. This report does not include the professional’s opinion. This suffices the report’s purpose: to merely inform the judge about…

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Art Therapy

By Erica Eugenio | March 1, 2022

Art Therapy: Everything You Need to Know If you’re seeking a form of therapy that is creative and expressive, art therapy may be perfect for you. It can help you process your thoughts and emotions, work through difficult life experiences, and improve overall well-being. Art therapy is beneficial for people struggling with emotional issues or who want to better understand their thoughts and feelings. This blog post will discuss what art therapy is, how it works, and the benefits of using it. And what can you expect from this type of therapy? We’ll also provide some information on how to…

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Your Guide to Coping During a Pandemic

By Erica Eugenio | February 15, 2022

Pro Tips to Cope With Covid The global pandemic was an unforeseen and uncertain situation for everyone. When everyone was engrossed in making their lives better, the virus confined us to our homes. To remain undefeated by COVID we also need to keep ourselves mentally well. Since we live in a period of immense change, numerous factors are beyond your control. The most common instances include how long the pandemic will last, how other people will react, and what would alter our communities. All that undoubtedly is a hard fact to digest. Many of you respond by continually surfing the…

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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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