11 Tips for Coping with Grief During the Holiday’s

By Sandra Richardson, Registered Psychotherapist As a clinical counsellor, I am not immune to the depths grief that can consume a person during the holidays. Within the same year, within months of Christmas, I found myself grieving the loss of my beautiful mother, and also a treasured friend.  It is important to recognize everyone experiences … Read more

The Invisible Island:  When you love a first responder with PTSD

By: Sandra Richardson, Registered Psychotherapist  According to statistics collected by Tema Conter Memorial Trust the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in First Responder professions can be as high as 25.6 percent. The Canadian Government and first responder employers have launched significant steps to provide support for treatment and reintegration into the workplace for … Read more