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Experiencing Grief

A few days ago, Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan (the month of fasting). Visiting family is important during Eid. Since my family is back in Egypt, I usually spend a nice chunk of Eid calling my family instead. For a couple of days, I could not shake off the

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Relationships

How Can You Rebuild A Marriage After Infidelity?

Developing any relationship after infidelity is hard. When it comes to rebuilding a marriage after infidelity, a lot of reassurance, time and work would go into transforming the relationship. This is important for the partner who has been unfaithful to the spouse to develop patience and truly understand where their partner is coming from. Not

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Chronic Illness

Endometriosis and Mental Health

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease feels like a loss. I know what it’s like to have one. When I was diagnosed with endometriosis, I couldn’t stop thinking about what this meant for my future. Many women like me require repeat surgeries, which can be painful and overwhelming resulting in considerable deterioration in the quality

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Boundary Setting

Does The Gender Of Your Therapist Matter?

Choosing the gender of your therapist can be tricky because there are a lot of factors involved. This includes the comfort level of clients considering the opposite gender and what they are looking for from the therapist. Clients are the experts when it comes to making decisions about their life and how they want to

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Spirituality

How Do You Combine Spirituality and Therapy?

What is Spirituality? Spirituality can be described as an attempt to understand the meaning of existence, human nature, and can also be one’s internal compass of awareness. Spirituality can mean different things based on cultural belief systems about spirit and existence, and it can also describe a connection to something that is more than ourselves.

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Parenting

Helping Children Navigate Their Emotions

In the last few years, we have been living in a period of unpredictability. With this comes a lot of anxiety in our children. As parents we want our children to grow up to be curious, compassionate, courageous, caring, and creative (the 5 Cs).  Emotion regulation is the ability to exert control over one’s own

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Substance Abuse & Addictions

Overcoming Addiction

At its core, addiction involves a desire to escape. Whether through shopping, sex, alcohol, eating, or many other possibilities, addiction strives to avoid, medicate, numb, or distort one’s reality. In many instances, addiction replaces the alternative of feeling negative emotions or physical pain. Reality becomes too much to witness, thus those who suffer from addiction

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Trauma

Childhood Trauma

Trauma has a very vast definition. When it is not treated on time, it might live with an individual on a day-to-day basis. Trauma sometimes originates from childhood. This could happen when a child faces physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse by their parents, family members or society in general. This includes regular fights between

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Body Image

Cultural Emphasis on Skin Tone and Body Image

Different cultures bring different expectations in how we interact with each other and feel about ourselves. Certain cultures put emphasis on skin tone, weight, height, and different traits/physical features. This includes how you talk, how you look, how you carry yourself and how physical attributes can make a difference in day-to-day life. Due to this,

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Body Image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

From time to time, most people will feel somewhat discontent with specific aspects of their appearance, perhaps thinking that their thighs are too big, skin is too dappled, or that they are not tall enough. However, there is a difference between temporary dissatisfaction with your appearance, which we all have from time to time, and

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