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Dear Counsellor, I have been very overwhelmed with rising prices and it has been keeping me up at night wondering how I am going to be able to pay my bills. I’m not sure what to do about it and I know my family has been worried about me the last few weeks as I...
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Dear Ask the Counsellor. I recently found out my daughter is struggling with self harm. I don’t understand why she is doing it and I do not know how to help her. – Scared Mom   Dear Scared Mom, I understand that it can be scary as a parent to have a loved one struggling...
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In one way or another we have been touched by the pandemic.  Whether it has been an experience of loss, change, adjustment or finding creativity and new interests, this collective experience has rocked and shifted every aspect of our wellness – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Here are a few ideas to ponder to stay...
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Dear Ask the Counsellor, I was doing so well for so long with my eating disorder recovery, but now I have gone back to using eating disorder behaviours. I can’t tell anyone that I am not doing well and need more support because I feel ashamed that I have relapsed. I know I need to...
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Who am I? What is important to me? Where do I belong? All of these questions point to personal identity and have an impact on your mental wellness. Here are three areas that are valuable to reflect on when examining your identity: Roles Personal Values Social Connections   Roles – The roles that we play...
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Being a Better Friend to Yourself Being a better friend to yourself sounds like an odd idea initially because we naturally imagine a friend as someone else, not a part of our mind. But there is value in the concept because we already know how to treat our friends well, with empathy that we neglect...
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  Aspire Too’s Margarita Sysing, Registered Social Worker, was recently featured on TAYFFI Talks! to share her expertise on what parents and caregivers should watch out for when considering the impact on children’s mental health in the COVID-19 era. Tune in to hear from her own real world examples and gain practical tips to implement...
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It may seem and feel like a never ending battle to balance our mental wellness, especially since pandemic started.  Some days we may feel like we are lost at sea in one massive storm experiencing intense or uncomfortable emotions, while other days we may feel calm and grounded.  These unprecedented times have really put our...
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Every month the associates at Aspire Too will answer your questions in our “Ask the Counsellors Feature“. Please submit your questions confidentially to reception@aspiretoo.ca   Dear Aspire Too, Recently I have been avoiding a close friend of mine. I just don’t seem to have the energy for her and the thought of spending time with her...
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Listen to Aspire Too Founder Connie Lupichuk Discuss Parental Alienation on Life Happens, Let’s Talk with Host Treena Wynes Description: When a marriage falls apart and the couple separates the child or children’s wellbeing should be at the forefront of both parents. We have all heard of volatile or high conflict divorces where children are...
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Believe it or not, improving confidence is one of the most common goals that people identify wanting to work on. Having a desire to increase your confidence is a normal and common part of life and I would even argue that that desire shows self awareness and a growth mindset (hooray!). The good news is...
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Introducing the New Ways for Families® Decision Skills Class Aspire Too is very excited to offer the New Ways for Families® – Decision Skills Group. This is a group class for both parents and childless couples who are contemplating or experiencing separation or divorce. New Ways for Families® is a method used to teach and...
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One of my favourite conversations to have with clients (and friends, and strangers, and anyone who will listen) is the conversation about self care. I want to know what you do to care for yourself. I want to know what you would do if you had an entire day to do whatever makes you happy....
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Every month the associates at Aspire Too will answer your questions in our “Ask the Counsellors Feature“. Please submit your questions confidentially  to reception@aspiretoo.ca   Dear Aspire Too, It has been over six months since I learned that my husband cheated on me and I can’t seem to get over it. Every day I think about...
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Dear Aspire Too, I am reaching out because I am not too sure what to do. I feel like I’ve tried everything to try to repair the relationship with my kids. We have already tried counselling a few times, but it didn’t work or have any lasting results, it feels like my own kids hate...
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We are a highly skilled and experienced team of counsellors who provide both brief and solution focused services, as well as longer term support for more complex circumstances, to a diverse population with varied life experiences. We are down-to-earth, sincere, and empathetic, and we will make you feel at ease upon first meeting. We provide an easy, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where you will feel at home. Our goal is for you to learn meaningful and practical tools and skills that you can confidently apply to your life situation.