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Updates from the Thrive team.

In-Person Centre Policy [Update]

To all potential and existing Thrive clients: It has been quite the ride this year. At Thrive, every day is a matter of considering the ethics of client care. This has extra weight in an era where the negative effects on mental health of lockdowns and social...

CBT Detective Work

CBT Detective Work

Ready to be a detective? This is a great question to ask yourself before starting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). There are two reasons for this. Firstly, counselling isn’t going to be like what you see on TV – you won’t be lying down on a couch in session talking...

Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine  Learn about the research-supported resurgence of ancient medicines. A Personal Letter From Thrive's Director Note (Feb 9, 2021): We have been overwhelmed with individuals that have requested psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This article was...

Men’s Kayak Journey

Men’s Kayak Journey

Do you feel alive? Do you feel excited for the day, passionately pursuing your goals? Do you feel connected to yourself, others and the world around you? If you’re anything like the rest of us, life is often just the opposite. Ongoing stress, obligation and...

What Are “Men’s Issues?!”

What Are “Men’s Issues?!”

The term men's issues appears on a lot of therapists' (often very long) lists of specialties. It always confused me a bit. This is partly because there are so many ways to be a man these days that men's issues sounds likes it's trying to cover way too much at once. I...

Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

If you have ever sought help for any form of problematic substance use, you’re familiar with the concept of triggers. For anyone not familiar, a trigger can refer to anything that either generates a certain thought or feeling, or that seems to lead directly to a...

Uncertainty Ahead: The Relief in Expression

Uncertainty Ahead: The Relief in Expression

Despite enjoying the sunniest days we have had in months, many of us actually feel like we are in the dark. Even with clear and bright skies, questions may flood our minds: When will this end? How does ongoing uncertainty affect us? What even is it that is affecting...

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