Trauma defined

For the Month of October, Emmaus Psychology’s blog topics are focused on “TRAUMA.” To write about trauma though we first need to define it and understand its causes. What is Trauma? We have all heard the word trauma and how trauma affects people’s lives. When people hear the word “trauma” they mostly think of a …

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Therapy myths vs. facts

5 Common Myths about Therapy

THERAPY. MENTAL HEALTH. PSYCHOLOGY. PSYCHOTHERAPY. Years ago, these terms had a negative connotation. This is no longer the case. Nowadays, therapy means: SUPPORT. UNDERSTANDING. COMPASSION. EMPATHY. GUIDANCE. MEANING. PURPOSE. However, there still seem to be a few myths (or like I say, misunderstandings) circling about therapy. Here are a few that should be understood and …

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ART can help provide relief for a variety of mental health concerns

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART): What is ART and How Can it Help You?

When you hear the term ART Therapy, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a paintbrush. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is something else entirely. What is ART? ART is an evidence-based therapy that has proven to be highly effective and produce rapid results for those looking to improve their mental health. Using relaxing …

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Shame word cloud

5 ways to help overcome shame

Have you ever felt like you are not enough? Like you are unworthy? Unlovable? Do you see yourself as having issues with self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-blame? Do you often feel physical symptoms of shame, such as racing heart, tight muscles, nausea, flushed skin, thoughts racing, and blurred or acute vision? Shame encompasses all these symptoms …

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Jocelyn Tuohy, Registered Psychologist and owner of Emmaus Psychology

Welcome to Emmaus Psychology!

Hi. I’m Jocelyn Tuohy, a Registered Psychologist specializing in individual therapy, couples counselling, and parent coaching/consultation. Since opening Emmaus Psychology in November 2019, I have had many questions about the name of the practice, how to pronounce it, and what it means. I thought that I would begin my first blog by introducing Emmaus Psychology …

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