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Lana Mamisashvili works with people whose lives are influenced by depression, anxiety, anger, interpersonal conflict, a sense of being unfulfilled, and fear that often underlies many of these issues.

She had been involved in the mental health field (perinatal depression and anxiety, trauma, and attachment) as a researcher for 12 years when Lana decided that she wanted to share the knowledge she acquired by becoming a therapist and combining scientific research background with therapeutic work.

Lana earned a MSW degree at the University of Toronto. Lana's passion lied in helping people explore what is keeping them "stuck," and together, figuring out ways to move through the challenges toward their desired lives.

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is more common than depression, perhaps, because it is more socially acceptable. It is also a body’s natural reaction to stressful situations. 

Some anxiety is necessary; we can never get rid of it entirely. It orients us toward threat and danger. It only becomes a problem when our reaction is either disproportionate to what is actually going on (and then becomes an overreaction), or when a threat is perceived rather than actually being real. It is no less distressing for that, though. 

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Baby Blues and PPD – What's the Difference?

Baby Blues and PPD – What's the Difference?

If the following sounds impassioned, it is because nothing bothers me more than when a woman’s feelings are dismissed. Two weeks ago I met a pregnant woman who described experiencing depression after her first pregnancy, but received no help or support because she was told by her family physician that she was just going through the baby blues - 5 months after she had given birth. 


Baby blues last 2 to 3 weeks at the most and resolve on their own.

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9 Tips to Help Struggling New Moms

9 Tips to Help Struggling New Moms

There is still stigma associated with mental health difficulties, despite much research and a growing number of people willing to talk about their struggles. Stigma around mood and anxiety problems during pregnancy and postpartum seems even more punishing and unfair – it isolates new moms and robs of what is supposed to be a joyful experience.  

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