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Therapy can be a transformative and empowering experience.
Develop an awareness of yourself, your relationships can allow a deeper understanding of yourself. 

 

Specialities

Anxiety
Depression
Caregiver Burnout

A feeling of fear or worry that is common to everyone. Anxiety can cause Fight or Flight reactions. For example,  the anxiety of an upcoming test can motivate us to study and feel prepared. In contrast, anxiety in a dangerous environment can increase our heart rate and blood flow to increase our chances of escape and survival.

Sadness is a natural emotion that is part of what makes us human. Feeling this way should not be seen as a negative experience and is needed to explore the contrast of being in a happy state of mind. However, if feelings of sadness are persistent for long periods and interfere with the lifestyle and relationships, the individual may be suffering from signs of depression.

Caregiving for a loved one can often be a long-term challenge. The many years of caregiving responsibility can cause an emotional impact that can snowball over time.  Also, it can be particularly disheartening if the hope of a family member will get better deteriorates despite your best efforts. 

Grief/Loss

We feel grief or loss after someone or something being taken away from us. These can include the death of a loved one or pet, a breakup, becoming unemployed, or even an item that has value. These emotions are common to all humans, and the best way to heal is to practice self-care and allow time to heal the wounds.

Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Shock and denial can be typical responses immediately after a traumatic experience. However, over extended periods, trauma can lead to unpredictable emotional spouts, flashbacks, and strained relationships. It can even lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and heart palpitations. 

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an individual's subjective evaluation of their worth. An individual's self-esteem can project through how they take care of themselves, their choices, the way they treat and respect the people around them. People aren't born with low self-esteem - it is a learned evaluation based on their environment and upbringing. 

 

Contact Me

If you have any questions, I would love to connect. Feel free to reach out at any time!

Talk Therapy with Vera

Vera Cheng, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Toronto, ON 

(647) 493-1557

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