My name is Ashlee Sud and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Restore Balance. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Philosophy from Queen’s University, and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties.

Bria Wannamaker, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Bria is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence College where she earned her Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology (Hons.). While completing her Master of Science in Psychology degree through California Southern University, Bria also worked in the developmental services sector with adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Bria is looking forward to assisting those in need of therapeutic services including people living with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health concerns.

A Glimpse Into The Future Of Post-COVID Family Law

There has been a steady increase in predictions that a wave of family law cases will spike post-COVID-19. This prophetic murmuring has also been coupled with the reality that the family court system will be unable to handle the deluge of pent-up cases. Both are likely true and will inevitably contribute to the soon approaching...

Now Open For In-person Sessions!

We are excited to announce that Restore Balance offices in Belleville, Peterborough, Bobcaygeon, and Toronto will be re-opening as of today, for in-person sessions. We have taken this time to thoroughly clean and sanitize our spaces. We have also implemented several policies and procedures to keep our staff, and you, safe. These include: All staff...

How to Keep Morale While Working from Home

This has been a time of great hardship and change around the world during the COVID 19 global pandemic.  Communities across our nation have had to abide by strict regulations and policies put in place to protect the lives and well being of those most vulnerable.  It has been a time of rapid change and...

#bobcaygeonstrong

To the staff of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon. We’re devastated by the events and loss of life that has transpired at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon due to COVID-19. You have done an incredible job in the face of extreme adversity, supporting team members, providing care for patients and engaging with family members. Like...

I Definitely Have Those Days

Piglet?” said Pooh. “Yes Pooh?” said Piglet. “Do you ever have days when everything feels… Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don’t even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do.” Piglet nodded his head sagely. “Oh yes,” said Piglet. “I definitely have those days.” “Really?”...

Dealing with Problems in a Structured way

Coping with anxiety and stress: With everything that’s going on in the world right now, all the issues that need addressing day-to-day may feel overwhelming. It’s useful identify which of those issues are problems that need to be addressed or solved and which are just worries that are not necessarily backed up by facts. Below...

Identifying and Challenging Worry and Anxious Thoughts

The way we think has the potential to fuel high levels of anxiety and stress. For example, you might be having thought such as “I or my loved ones are going to die” or “There is nothing I can do” or questioning how you are going to cope. Thoughts such as these can be so strong that you believe them to be true.