Headaches and Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Headaches and Pain Dr. Eva Fisher D. Ed., C. Psych It’s upsetting to go to your family doctor for help with headaches, or any pain, and to be told that there is no obvious cause or medical reason for them. You might consider seeing another doctor, only to hear similar conclusions.  Since the headache (or [...]

Family Therapy and Pokémon Go™

Can Augmented Reality games like Pokémon Go help in family therapy? Possibly. Let’s explore how; Before, during and after dinner, are one or more family members on their smartphone?  Do you see a smartphone at each place setting?  Are dinner conversations interrupted each time someone’s smartphone rings? These can be signs of family togetherness problems.  [...]

SMARTPHONE ADDICTION PART II

What are the signs of Smartphone Addiction? By Dr Eva Fisher C Psych In case you haven’t noticed, there are definitely warning signs of Smartphone overuse. Most people easily admit that they are “addicted” to their Smartphone simply because they are so dependent on this one little device that connects them to the outside world [...]

Smartphone Addiction – Part I

By Dr. Eva Fisher, c. Psych. How your Smartphone trained your brain. Smartphones are smarter than you are. Really. What’s the last time you got a notification and simply ignored it? Bet you couldn’t keep concentrating until you checked it out. There’s no shame in it, your Smartphone really wants you addicted. It’s deliberately designed [...]

Sexting the one you love

Justin returned from a business trip earlier than expected.  As he unpacked his suitcase he heard his wife, Ashley’s cell phone ringing.  He picked it up out of curiosity. He didn’t expect to find a sexting message from an unknown man with genital photos in full display.  Scrolling through the history, he found photos of Ashley  naked with flirtatious come-ons.  He was shocked and disturbed and he had certainly never seen that side of her before. It takes a congressman sexting on Twitter, to bring to light something that has been causing couples to fight since the earliest days of the Internet and social media. […]

Couples Troubles

Many couples enjoy the change of pace that summer brings. Vacations, musical festivals, cottage getaways with family and lots of outdoor BBQs are occasions to enjoy life and create happy memories. But these can also be times when relationship troubles are camouflaged, then dealt with later. Is this you? Sad but true, a time to [...]