Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist

Dr. Blake, a licensed psychologist, has completed 12 years of university-level training in psychology, including her PhD from McGill University. She has worked in hospital, school, university, community, and private practice settings, with a focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, and interpersonal difficulties, in both adolescent and adult populations.

Dr. Blake is the owner and director of the Blake Psychology clinic.

All Posts by Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist

Forgiveness

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-12-22

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…

Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental Health Myths and Facts

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-12-17

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…

blake psychology open after covid-19

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

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-06-11

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 | 2020-06-08

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 | 2020-06-05

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 | 2020-05-04

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…