Jennifer McCormick

I’m a Counselling Psychologist working in Calgary. I excel in individual counselling, helping people with trauma, PTSD, and other psychological challenges.

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An End and A New Beginning…

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One of the songs from my adolescence that has stood out for me through the years was by a band called Semisonic. The song is called Closing Time and one of the lyrics goes “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” This lyric truly resonates for me during this time. As of February 1st, I will take on my next challenge as a full-time assistant professor at Mount Royal University. This position involves counselling students as well as contributing to mental health on campus through programs and committee…

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The Cold Shoulder: Why “Stonewalling” is Harmful to Relationships (and what to do differently)

giving the cold shoulder

Have you ever been in a disagreement with your significant other when you or your partner just stops interacting? Perhaps you/they leave the room, pick up their phone, or just generally stop being responsive to you. This type of withdrawal from the conversation is called “stonewalling” and it can be incredibly frustrating and can cause disagreements to go unresolved and/or one or both people left feeling unheard. This can develop into a pattern over the course of time that could lead a couple to become angry, distant, and resentful. Stonewalling…

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Psychological Immunity: Increasing our ability to Deal with Difficult People

dealing with difficult people

The body’s immune system is set up to resist and reduce the impact of elements that negatively impact the body. It does its best to either fight off or do damage control against bacteria, viruses, and even foreign objects. But what if the offending agent is another person? How do we protect ourselves from the impact of an irritating, mean, negative, abusive, or otherwise intolerable presence in our life? Most of us have someone in their life who rubs them the wrong way. It could be a member of your…

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Grieving a Lost Sport: Injuries and their Impact on Mental Health

sports injuries and how they affect mental health

As a teenager, I was a big fan of badminton. Though I was not particularly talented, I enjoyed taking weekly lessons, participating in a badminton ladder during the school year, and I generally enjoyed hitting the birdie around with my sister and various interested friends. When I was thirteen, however, I injured my knee in a bicycle accident and was not able to play badminton for almost a year. Though I was not aware of it at the time, losing a sport I enjoyed had quite an impact on me.…

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