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How I Became A Counsellor: My Personal Journey

When I was in college and told people that I am studying Psychology, almost everyone assumed that my life is a breeze because "Psychology is such an interesting subject" and no one can get bored learning things about the "mind" and the "soul". At that ti ...

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Guilt, Self-Punishment & The Dobby Effect

I am an eternal Potterhead. I have been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series since my childhood. J.K. Rowling, the author of this series, experienced depression before and during writing the Harry Potter series, and, perhaps, that is the reason why the ...

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Parenting Lessons from Full House

Today, as my timeline is flooded with people wishing their moms a “Happy Mother’s Day”, I can’t help but have mixed feelings about any celebration of motherhood (or even fatherhood, for that matter). For women of my mother’s generation and those beyond, ...

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The Power of Gratitude

Today morning, I woke up and just looked out of my bedroom window. I stay on the seventeenth floor in an apartment with big windows that always gives me an amazing view of the city. Since I live in one of the tallest buildings in my area, I can see the t ...

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Everything You Possibly Wanted To Ask A Therapist

A question that I often get asked when people find out what I do is, “What is it like to be a therapist?” Most of us have preconceived notions about everything – ideas that are shaped by society, pop culture, or the people closest to us – and therap ...