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How to Think About Covid-19

Article written by By Dr. Ava Ghasemi, Psy.D., C.Psych., Clinical Psychologist at the Mapletree Center DMCC, March 29, 2020 It’s safe to assume most of you know what Covid-19 is and why we are in a global crisis (and if you don’t know coronavirus well enough, that’s ok click here https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 The truth is pandemics, outbreaks, quarantines are […]

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Covid-19: World Health Organization (WHO) Advice for Staying Healthy

The Who recommends basic protective measures to protect against the corona virus. Here are simple practices to stay healthy Read more

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Are you struggling with anger?

Are you feeling angry more often than not? Anger is a normal helpful reaction but can also be hurtful to you and the people you care about . Read more about anger and how you can learn to manage it.

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Wondering what the difference between grief and depression?

Grief and depression are similar but different. The two conditions are often confused, to understand differences and what treatments are available Read More about Grief and Depression

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Four Ways to Improve Self-Esteem

Self-love is an important aspect of being human. Positive self regard leads to good relationships, a sense of satisfaction, achievement, positive mental health. Having low self-esteem can lead to depression, falling short of a your potential, or tolerating toxic, abusive relationships. Four ways to improve your self esteem. Read More on Psychology Today

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Bringing Baby Home Workshop February 2020

This two-day workshop is for couples who are interested in having a baby, are expecting a baby and for couples who are already parenting an infant or toddler. Duration: Two-day workshop Location: Mallak (Times Square Center) Dates and time: Feb 21st from 1pm to 7pm and Feb 22 from 9am to 4pm Educator: Matleena Vanhanen Class size: […]

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Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Workshop January 2020

This two-day workshop is for couples who are interested in having a baby, are expecting a baby and for couples who are already parenting an infant or toddler. Couples will learn how to create positive baby/child interactions, learn about child development and co-parenting strategies. They will also learn how to increase affection, maintain relationship satisfaction […]

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Working with Anger in Psychotherapy

By Dr. Ava Ghasemi, Psy.D., C.Psych., Clinical Psychologist at the Mapletree Center DMCC, Oct 28, 2018 Anger is a normal human emotion that is healthy and adaptive. The word emotion includes the term “motion.” In other words, when a person feels an emotion it serves as important data on what needs to be done. For example, if an […]

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Why being a better spouse makes you a better parent

The modern parent’s obsession with self-sacrifice for the sake of their kids is back-firing – badly. Counselling psychologist Matleena Vanhanen explains why. All parents want their baby to thrive and be healthy. But so much time, energy and love is channeled into perfecting a child’s nutrition, sleep routine and play activities, that the parents’ relationship […]

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