Transitioning Seasons & Mental Health

How Mental Health is Affected by Transitioning Seasons We all have a season we favor and look forward to each year. Most people, when asked, will say they have a favorite season. Usually it’s followed by all the reasons why. For those that love Spring reasons might be because the flowers begin to bloom and […]

Therapist Spotlight- Novelette

It is an important part of therapy to connect with your therapist and to have your therapist able to connect with you. Studies show that therapy is more beneficial when you have a good relationship with your therapist.  At  West Wellness we would like to help facilitate better relationships with our clients by sharing about […]

Is It Time To Break Up With Your Therapist?

Is It Ok To Break Up With Your Therapist? So you’ve been seeing a therapist for several months and you’re not sure you want to continue therapy with them. You’ve seen some progress with the things you’re working on, but you feel like you’re not really moving forward any longer. Is it ok to ditch […]

Instagram And Your Mental Health

Your Mental Health And Social Media Today, it’s almost unheard of for someone not to have a profile on one or more social media platforms. The latest Canadian social media statistics reveal that more than half of Canadians are registered to at least one social media platform.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the list goes […]

 I Don’t Have Serious Problems So Why Do I Need Therapy?

I Don’t Have ADHD, Autism, Depression Or Any Serious Problem So Why Do I Need Therapy? There is a great misconception that therapy is only for those who have been officially diagnosed with a mental illness. This just isn’t true. Therapy can help simply to work through difficult issues in life. Despite efforts to destigmatize […]

Not All Therapists Are The Same

There Are Many Types of Therapists When seeking out help for your mental health, a psychiatrist or psychologist may be the first professional that comes to mind. While only a psychiatrist can prescribe drugs, a number of other designations also serve to work with you through other methods to improve your mental health. ”The APA […]

Therapist Spotlight: Jacqueline

It is an important part of therapy to connect with your therapist and to have your therapist able to connect with you. Studies show that therapy is more beneficial when you have a good relationship with your therapist.  At  West Wellness we would like to help facilitate better relationships with our clients by sharing about […]

ADHD Affects Productivity

ADHD and Productivity Everyone may experience the inability to focus: feeling impulsive and hyperactive can affect productivity at some point in your life. It doesn’t automatically mean you have ADHD. However, when these behaviors are present, persistent and causing disruption in the daily on goings of your life, there may be cause for further investigation. ADHD […]

Transitioning Seasons & Mental Health

How Mental Health is Affected By Transitioning Seasons We all have a season we favor and look forward to each year. Most people, when asked, will say they have a favorite season. Usually it’s followed with all the reasons why. For those that love Spring reasons might be because the flowers begin to bloom and […]

It’s Ok If Therapy Doesn’t Work Out

Establish Expectations That It’s Ok If Therapy Doesn’t Work Right Away When clients seek support for their mental health it’s important for the therapist to establish realistic expectations. Immediate relief is often expected but therapy doesn’t work that way. It’s important to emphasize that it’s ok if therapy doesn’t work right away. It’s OK If […]