The Cove Blog and Resources on all things therapy and wellness.

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Things your therapist says…

How Do I Know if IFS is Right for Me?
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based, client-centred therapeutic model. …
5 Wellness Mistakes You Might be Making
1. Going to bed with your phone I know, I …
When Meditating Doesn’t Feel Safe
Meditation has become a panacea in the mental health arena, …
7 Winter Habits Your Therapist Loves
1. Rest A big grand apology to capitalism, as it …
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
EMDR understands that our brain has a natural processing system …

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen


Affordable Therapy Network (Link)
A Community Of Therapists Offering Low Cost & Sliding Scale Therapy Across Canada

Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario (Link)
Supports for Prenatal/Postnatal Mental Health

Anti-Black Racism & Mental Health Resources (PDF)

Mindfulness App for Sleep, Anxiety, and Stress (Link)
Insight Timer is the worlds largest free meditation app

Yoga with Adriene  (Link – YouTube)
Our mission is to connect as many people as possible through high-quality free yoga videos. We welcome all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls!

Self-Compassion Audio and Self-Guided Exercises (Link)

Worksheets offered by Nedra Tawwab (Link)
Free worksheets to download and share

6 Self-Help Sessions from Valley Centre for Counselling (Link)
Evidence-based tools to help beat anxiety and low mood

Crisis Resources

COAST Hamilton: (Link)
Support for Mental Health crisis in Hamilton

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support (Link)

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: (Link)
24/7 phone & text support.

Good2Talk: (Link)
24/7 phone, text, & Facebook Messenger support for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Kids Help Phone: (Link)
24/7 phone, text, & Facebook Messenger support for kids, teens, and young adults.

Gerstein Crisis Centre: (Link)
24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, and access to short-term crisis beds.

LGBT Youthline: (Link) 
Please note this is not a 24/7 service. Peer support is available by phone, text, and chat on Sunday-Friday, from 4:00-9:30 pm.

Trans Lifeline: (Link)
24/7 peer support hotline, run by trans people, for trans and questioning people.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: (Link)
24/7 phone and chat support to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: (Link)
24/7 phone and TTY crisis line to all women in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse.

SACHA: (Link)
Support for survivors of sexual assault