Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist

Dr. Blake’s is a psychologist who specializes in helping adults and teens with anxiety disorders, depression, and interpersonal concerns. She is also the founder and clinical director of Blake Psychology.

Dr. Blake has completed 12 years of University-level training in psychology, including her Masters and PhD from McGill University.

love your life

The blog series "Love Your Life" is about helping you cultivate a pattern of loving kindness towards yourself, others, and the world.
Love your life has two meanings: 1. Create a life that you love. and 2. Infuse love into your life; act in a loving manner towards yourself and others, even when it's the hardest thing to do.

Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental Health Myths and Facts

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist June 17, 2021

Myth: Crying is weak. Fact: Crying is a normal biological process. Just as noses sneeze and butts fart, eyes cry. This doesn’t mean you have to like crying, (who doesn’t try to avoid eating a bean burrito before getting a massage?) it just means that crying is part of life. Ironically, I heard that squeezing…


By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist December 22, 2020

Do you tend to hold grudges? Ruminating over and over about how someone harmed you, and what they should have done instead? Perhaps telling others (over and over) about what happened and how wrong it was? It’s understandable, no one likes to be harmed, we naturally seek and want justice, and want others to validate…

blake psychology open after covid-19

Our Psychologists will be ready to see you for in-person appointments again!

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist June 11, 2020

For the past few months, our psychologists and therapists have been working hard to keep services going remotely at a time of increased pressure and social distancing during a lockdown that has been putting a strain on everyone’s sense of wellbeing. We are happy to announce that as of June 15th, many of our therapists…

black lives matter

Black Lives Matter

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist June 8, 2020

Many people get confused by the phrase “Black Lives Matter” because they say “All Lives Matter”. And while it’s true that all lives matter, the behaviour of societies, governments, and people do not reflect that all lives matter, or matter equally. The senseless violence that we have seen recently in the US and in our…

you are failing and it's ok

You’re failing, we’re all failing… and it’s OK.

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist June 5, 2020

Here’s some ways you can make the most of it. Just like an annoying houseguest, ‘Failure’ is there for the party. Most of us try to avoid failure because it feels bad. So we avoid things where chances of failure are possible, such as: applying for certain jobs, trying Zumba, painting or piano lessons, or…

End of quarantine

Getting Out of Quarantine – When and How?

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist May 4, 2020

For many of us, it took a while to adjust to life in quarantine. I know I spent a lot of time hoping it would be over as soon as possible. Ironically, as soon as the government starts mentioning ways to ease out of quarantine, many people, myself included, are feeling uncertain about when and…