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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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Upcoming Group Programming at CFSSC

Fall is going to be an exciting time at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County as we announce many new group programs! As an agency, we remain committed to building new programming to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve in Simcoe and Muskoka. As a result of that commitment, we are currently […]

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2018 CFSSC Strategic Plan Overview

A message from CFSSC Executive Director, Michelle Bergin: As CFSSC approaches its 40th anniversary, we launched our new strategic plan that points to expanded services and improved client outcomes. The groundwork has been laid for this future. In 2017, we met the standards to renew our Catholic Charities membership, and welcomed five new directors under […]

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The Power of a Dynamic Couple

How couples deal with conflict in their relationship has the potential to either draw them closer together or drive them further apart. All couples experience conflict at times because each partner has expectations. The tone and words used to communicate can even create misunderstandings. How we interpret what the other person is trying to communicate […]

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How To Communicate Effectively With Your Family

Written by CFSSC Walk-In Clinic counsellor, Jessica Clark; M.A., R.P. Qualifying. Communicating Effectively With Your Family Families coping with life’s difficulties and challenges can benefit from embracing a set of four assumptions: “There is no one truth” “All of us are doing the best we can” “We can each try harder” “Interpret each situation in the […]

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The Difference Between Psychotherapy and Counselling

This blog was written by CFSSC Clinician: Catherine Davey, RSW, MSW Candidate The terms counseling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle and distinctive difference. Psychotherapy defined Psychotherapy is often treatment-based to address mental health issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders etc. It can be used in tandem with medication […]

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