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Maeve O’Leary-Barrett, PhD, Psychologist

Connecting with others: the importance of what we don’t say – an introduction to social signaling

Our capacity to connect with others is key to our psychological health, and the way that we express our emotions is key to our capacity to form close relationships. Social signaling - non-verbal signs we convey to others - has a strong impact when it comes to forming and maintaining our relationships.
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That Moment When You Don’t Like Your Therapist

You’ve been building up to going to therapy for a while. It feels scary, and you’re apprehensive at first but the first couple of sessions go OK; your therapist seems to understand you and it feels good. But then, over the next couple of sessions, you start to get the feeling that they don’t really...
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Core Beliefs – A Way To Better Understand and Empower Ourselves

Core beliefs are deep-seated, and act as a lens through which we see ourselves and the world. These beliefs often go unrecognized, and yet they constantly affect our lives. Read this blog post for tips on how you can recognize them and challenge your unhelpful ones.
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Those Times When “Being Healthy”…. Isn’t. How To Integrate Self-Care Into Our Exercise Goals

Sometimes our ideas of "healthy" are influenced by not-so-healthy messages portrayed in media. We may diet and exercise in extremes, and end up working against our goals. In this post, learn how integrating self-care can transform unhealthy fitness and health habits into healthy ones.
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How To Recognize If Substance Use Is A Problem For You: The Role Of Personality And Coping

This blog post explores the link between personality and substance abuse. A better understanding of that dynamic may mean better ways to recognize and overcome barriers to treatments.
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