Posts Categorized: Depression

PTSD is not a life sentence (and it does have a silver lining).

It is an unfortunate misconception that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life sentence.  Many people who have experienced PTSD report feeling broken or fear that they are “going crazy”.   Moreover, they report feeling little hope of change or improvement in their wellbeing or quality of life. The word ‘trauma’ literally translates to… Read full article

Imposter Syndrome

I still remember the relief I experienced when, during the final year of my clinical training, a supportive supervisor gave name to the anxiety I was experiencing –that maybe one day someone would knock on my door and pronounce to the world that I was not a real psychologist – ‘imposter syndrome’. View full article… Read full article

Coping with Depression

It is hard to log in to any sort of media this week without hearing about depression, and the sad death of Robin Williams. When someone famous succumbs to this illness there is often a flurry of commentary fueled by fear and sadness, and a commitment to start talking and acting more. For this conversation… Read full article