Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy vs. Sympathy - What's the Difference?

Empathy and Sympathy – two words that many believe to be the same, but these words have very different emotional responses to a situation. To show empathy means you can see and feel things from another person’s perspective while connecting on the same level. Sympathy, rather, is a less engaged response one might give ...

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Depression and The Black Dog

Depression affects millions of people worldwide.  According to Statistics Canada’s 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey on Mental Health, 1 in 8 adults identified symptoms that met criteria for a mood disorder at some point during their lifetime, including 11.3% for depression.  Interestingly, 15-24 year-olds had the highest rates of mood and anxiety disorders of all age groups.

The Black Dog video depicts depression as a black dog. When you first meet him, he may seem quite small, making ...

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Coping with Holiday Stress

Coping with holiday stress may be a bit easier with these tips.

“If it’s not messy and it doesn’t drip over the sides, it’s not a holiday hot chocolate -it’s just an average hot chocolate” – Alex Guarnaschelli. The ‘best time of the year’ is often messy, like holiday hot chocolate. The holiday season is usually fraught with a variety of stressors; in this article for coping with holiday stress, we’ve compiled some great tips to help you. For many, the ...

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New Hamilton Location

New Hamilton Location

We’re pleased to announce that our new Hamilton location is ready to accept new appointment bookings to serve you better. Our Hamilton office is pleased to offer psychological services for children, teens, adults, couples and families.

The Therapy Centre Hamilton Psychologists & Therapists are located in the Wentworth-Limeridge Medical Centre Building is located at the following address:

849 Upper Wentworth St., Suite 208
Hamilton, ON
L9A 5H4

Tel: (289) 291-0206 or 1-844-895-9769 | Fax: (289) 291-0207

info {at} thetherapycentre {dot} ca


Monday-Wednesday: 9am-4pm
Thursday: ...

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New Perinatal & Postpartum Services

We are pleased to announce our new perinatal & postpartum services.

Perinatal and postpartum difficulties often present themselves initially by specific thought patterns, which are often characterized as scary, worrisome, intrusive and unwanted and are hard to disclose. For example, after hearing about someone having a miscarriage while pregnant, the average person might feel a temporary sense of unease and worry. Excessive worriers, however, might be up all night, seek reassurance by researching symptoms, then continue to worry for days about ...

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Recognizing and Helping Kids with Behaviour Issues

Recognizing behaviour changes and helping kids with behaviour issues.

With school underway perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your child’s behaviour.

Behaviour issues whether at home or at school can negatively impact a child’s functioning and development.  These behavioural changes can be a sign that a child or teen is struggling with any number of mental health issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Experiences of bullying
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Emotion regulation issues

Our clinicians are experienced in assessing and treating behaviours issues and their underlying causes.  We will work ...

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Children with learning difficulties need us in their corner



Early diagnosis could change your child’s life

By Ann Gelsheimer, MEd, DTS, MA, C. Psych. Assoc.

Did you know that children with undiagnosed learning difficulties may develop behavioural problems that can mask the struggles they are experiencing every day at school? These behavioural problems can include angry outbursts, silliness, chatting excessively, or even defiance, but sometimes there is a lot more going on than just a ...

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Useful apps for fear, anxiety, relaxation and more

Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you need to relax more or be more compassionate towards yourself? If you answered yes, you might want to consider trying one of the easy to use apps below:




Have you ever wondered how to meditate but just didn’t know where to start?!? Then this app is for you. Plenty of detailed instructions, programmes and animations, this clever app guides you every step of the way. It boasts “the buddy system” where you can ...

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Back to school nerves…or is it?

It’s that time of year again! Parents are thrilled but your child(ren) might be a little anxious. Whether it’s starting kindergarten, going to high school or just getting back into the regular swing of things, those first few moments can be quite uncomfortable for some.


“Anxiety that continues throughout the day and doesn’t dissipate shortly thereafter, or anxiety that lasts more than the first few weeks of school, may warrant a consultation with a psychologist or therapist”, says Dr. Maria Antoniou, ...

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