Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Therapy: Different Terms, Same Practice?

By Laura Cohen / April 9, 2024

Have you ever been confused by the terms counselling, psychotherapy, and therapy? As a Master’s-level therapist (Registered Counselling Therapist) who provides personal and career counselling, I am licensed with the NSCCT. Sometimes clients wonder what they bill under with insurance companies: is it psychotherapy, clinical counselling, counselling therapy or therapy?! Despite these regional differences and…

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5 Personality Traits that Contribute to Burnout

By Laura Cohen / December 6, 2023

Burnout is the #1 reason employees go on short-term disability. A lot of my clients who experience chronic burnout carry certain personality traits that contribute to poor mental health. Usually there are other factors at play that contribute to burnout including work-related circumstances (ie. lack of support, unclear job expectations) and lifestyle (ie. lack of…

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On Being Human: What Nature Can Teach Us

By Laura Cohen / August 30, 2022

Let’s face it: being human can be hard. Especially in the throes of fear, shame or anger. Most people are not taught how to navigate psychological challenges in healthy ways, and even if we do know, sometimes we are pushed to our limits and exhaust our own inner resources. How do we learn to deal…

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Forest Bathing: Superfood of the 21st Century

By Laura Cohen / May 28, 2022

Forest bathing is an emerging therapeutic intervention with 40 years of research behind it, proving our overwhelming need for time outside. What is Forest Bathing?Forest bathing is defined as “immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses.” Also known as Shinrin-Yoku in Japanese, forest bathing surfaced as a prevention and treatment technique in…

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