Ask A Psychologist

Posted: October 11, 2013

Ask a Psychologist

Welcome to our Ask a Psychologist blog.  Here you will find interesting information about psychotherapy and related issues, including answers to questions submitted by visitors to our site. If you have a question, submit … Continue reading

Posted: September 20, 2018

Am I Depressed?

It is very natural for you to feel sad occasionally, especially in reaction to unpleasant events. But sometimes such feelings and other signs become so intense and pervasive that you might wonder … Continue reading

Posted: December 8, 2014

How Can I Cope with Holiday Stress?

Although Christmas and other holidays are associated with pleasant times, they also can be a major source of stress in people’s lives. Indeed, surveys show that 30% or so of people report … Continue reading

Posted: November 23, 2014

Why choose a Registered Clinical Psychologist?

People who experience serious psychological difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety, addictions, post-traumatic stress) may decide that they want someone to help them understand and manage the distressing emotions and thoughts associated with these … Continue reading

Posted: October 2, 2014

How do people become addicted to cocaine and other drugs?

As a Winnipeg psychologist, I hear this question even from clients who have become addicted to substances. The answer is complex, involving physical or biological processes in the brain, as well as … Continue reading

Posted: September 16, 2014

What is stress?

Like other clinical psychologists in Winnipeg, I find that stress contributes to many psychological disorders, sometimes as a primary cause and sometimes as a factor that aggravates existing conditions. Understanding the nature … Continue reading

Posted: September 4, 2014

Who Drops Out of Treatment for Substance Abuse?

Psychologists and other therapists often deal with clients who have issues related to substance abuse and various services in Winnipeg and elsewhere specialize in the treatment of addictions. Professionals and clients must … Continue reading

Posted: February 25, 2014

Who would benefit from our services?

People who would like to improve their psychological, emotional, and physical well- being can benefit from our services.  Some people may simply feel their lives are out-of- balance and they would like … Continue reading

Posted: February 22, 2014

Is E-Therapy effective?

One fundamental question for many people is whether E-Therapy is an effective way to receive treatment for psychological difficulties. Although research on E-Therapy is relatively new, a recent search of psychological studies … Continue reading

Posted: January 10, 2014

How can I learn to relax and reduce stress?

There are a number of ways that psychologists recommend for helping people to relax and reduce stress.  These techniques have been found effective in research studies. Below are brief descriptions and links … Continue reading

Posted: November 25, 2013

What Happens in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

A Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioral approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) integrates components from two forms of treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Meditation techniques. Briefly, CBT helps people to learn how they can control … Continue reading