5 Ways to Build Mental Health Practices Into Your Daily Routine

May 7, 2024
In today’s fast-paced world, prioritizing mental health is more important than ever. Incorporating daily mental health practices into your routine can help you manage stress, build resilience, and cultivate greater...

3 Signs You’re Dealing With Trauma and What Your Next Steps Are

April 23, 2024
Trauma can stealthily infiltrate our lives, leaving lasting imprints on our mental and emotional well-being. Identifying the symptoms is the first step towards reclaiming control over your life. Here are...

Exploring the Therapeutic Frontier: How Virtual Reality (VR) Can Support Your Counselling Journey

April 2, 2024
Virtual Reality (VR) technology has expanded beyond its roots in entertainment to become a powerful tool in various fields, including mental health and therapy. As the therapeutic applications of VR...

Navigating Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy: Addressing Three Common Questions

March 19, 2024
Psychedelic Enhanced Psychotherapy offers an alternative approach to mental health treatment, integrating traditional therapeutic techniques with the controlled use of psychedelic substances. At Southwest Counselling Services, we specialize Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy...

Southwest Counselling Services’ Matt Barnes Becomes a Certified Mental Performance Consultant

July 26, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that our own Matt Barnes has successfully achieved the esteemed title of Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)....

The Empowered Athlete with Eric Corda

May 10, 2023
Welcome to Episode 35 of the Social Work Me Podcast. Our guest host Michele McPherson is back with another episode in a mini series on mental performance and athlete mental...

Forensic Psychotherapy, Pornography & Sexual Offender Treatment with Guerrilla Social Work Podcast

June 18, 2021
On Episode 26, Matt connects with the hosts of the Guerrilla Social Work Podcast – Jeff Moore & Mace Warren to discuss all things forensic psychotherapy and their practice Alpha...

Cultivating Creativity & Mindfulness in Social Work with Jorie Morrow

May 21, 2021
Episode 25 dives into the crossover between creativity, mindfulness and social work. We are joined by Jorie Morrow who is a registered social worker, psychotherapist, certified mindfulness meditation coach/facilitator and...

Understanding & Treating Trauma, Grief & Traumatic Bereavement with EMDR with Dr. Roger Solomon

May 7, 2021
On Episode 24 Matt is joined by psychologist and psychotherapist Roger Solomon to talk about trauma, grief and EMDR. Roger has over 40 years experience in the mental health field...

Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Mood Disorders & EMDR with Kirsten Dezort

April 2, 2021
On Episode 23, Matt stays close to home with an interview with clinical social worker Kirsten Dezort who is a certified EMDR therapist, consultant-in-training and the coordinator of the Sarnia...