At the best of times, the beginning of a new school year can be challenging. Add a global pandemic into the mix and this time can be even tougher! So, be sensitive and patient with your children and keep lines of communication wide open.
As the mother of three teenagers, I am very familiar with the notion of trying to do it all. In almost two decades of being both a mom and a psychotherapist I have been exposed to a lot of women struggling with Mom Guilt. The perfection that many of us
A psychoeducational assessment helps determine a child’s intellectual and academic abilities. The goal is simple: to understand how the child learns, where the child excels, struggles and everything in between. Our team prides itself on making this a fun, safe and nurturing experience. Plus, assessments CAN be empowering for children
OPERATION RAINBOW MTL is an initiative organized by Girls Living Out Loud (GLOL), a non-profit girl’s empowerment organization based out of Montreal, Quebec. In partnership with Juliette et Chocolat, Cameo Furniture, Decarie Motors, Altitude Connections, West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, Christina Esteban Photography and DONNABELLA, OPERATION RAINBOW MTL launched an emergency fund campaign
Being home, during COVID-19 without any academics is an excellent opportunity for your teen to reflect on how they learn best and to explore ways for them to enhance their success across all disciplines. High school poses a variety of challenges for students. Students have little control over what material
In my practice, as a social worker, I work with children, adolescents and young adults on a daily basis. I also have children of my own. Recently, I have been asked multiple questions about COVID-19: How do we talk to children and adolescents about this pandemic? What should I be
The West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre was thrilled to support the June 2019 Relay to Conquer Cancer. Volunteering and doing for others can reduce stress, help manage depression and anxiety, enlarge your social circle and provide a sense of purpose. It is our mission to continue to be actively involved in community initiatives. Below
A therapist’s guide to couples communicationBy Christina Benedetti The Couple’s Quest: A therapist’s guide to couples communicationAs a couple therapist in Montreal, I have met hundreds of couples in search of fixing their relationship, rekindling their romance, trying to reconnect and heal their wounds.