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Group Work and The Benefits

Catholic Family Services offers many different types of groups and workshops. Clients of our agency use our groups as an adjunct service to Individual, Couple or Family counselling, or sometimes group work is a great starting place for some clients to build skills and lay foundational work. Group work isn’t for everyone. Some people find […]

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Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

Its The Holiday Season Christmas decorations appear in stores as soon as the Halloween items have been removed. What’s that piped-in music, Christmas music already?  As Christmas continues to become increasingly commercialized, stress can increase. Trying to meet their own expectations and those of their children and teen’s gift requests, based on the latest media […]

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A Guide to Self-Care

Self-Care: What is it? Self-care is exactly as it sounds: caring for yourself. You might wonder just what you have to do to effectively self-care? You can begin by finding something that you enjoy doing and setting aside time to do it on a regular basis. It’s easy to get caught up in the crazy […]

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Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approaches

There are many therapeutic approaches that are well-used by mental health practitioners.  These approaches assist individuals, couples, and families in their efforts to improve their well-being and live healthy, meaningful lives. Below are three commonly-used approaches which are evidence-based and rigorously tested through research, and shown to be effective. All of these therapies are accompanied […]

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Spirituality

What is Spirituality? Spirituality is one of those words that it is very difficult to pin down.  However, according to the online dictionary, the word spirituality is a noun and means: “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things”. One online example that may shed […]

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How Poor Sleep Impacts Mental Functioning

How Sleep Impacts You Mentally Good quality and quantity of sleep are necessary to maintain mental functioning, particularly cognitive. You may have noticed that when you have difficulty staying and/or falling asleep, the next day you may not be on your “A-game”. A night of inadequate sleep can happen from time to time, and this […]

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Bradford Walk-In Clinic Open!

“ A person is a person, no matter how small” – Dr. Seuss Thanks to United Way Simcoe Muskoka we are happy to announce that we opened one of the first all age’s walk-in counselling clinics in Simcoe County! The community of Bradford now holds a walk-in clinic where any person, regardless of age, can […]

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