After the birth of my twins in 2016, my mental health took a steep nose-dive. I've always been anxious but this was different.
I remember not even feeling like myself.
I am passionate about giving women the tools they need to be mentally healthy. For too long, I struggled to find the right information, the right support and the right tools that worked in my life. Now I'm on a mission to change that for every woman I can find.
The truth is that there is so much about our brains that most of us don't know or understand. Looking back, I know that if I knew half of what I knew now after my twins were born, I would have felt a LOT better and healed quicker.
As the CEO of a virtual mental health clinic for women, I now have the honour of being witness to the inner workings of hundreds of women's brains each month and I'll tell you something important: our brains are all remarkably similar.
This means that those crazy thoughts you think no one else thinks: they do.
Those bad habits that you can't seem to kick no matter what you try: you're not alone.
While each of us is unique in our personality and life experiences (obvs), our brains are very similar and predictable in the way they interpret and react to life.
Helping women work with their brains rather than against them is what I do best.
And I'm really good at it.
Now, I'd be kidding you if I said that was all you needed to feel better and take away your mental health symptoms forever.
The truth is - our mental health is complex.
It is impacted by innumerable things in our lives - from what we eat, how much sleep we get, our exercise levels, our relationships, the substances we use, our childhood...this list goes on.
So we need an approach to managing mental health that is as multifaceted as we are (but it also has to be simple, because hello - life is busy AF!)
And that's where I come in.
podcast episodes recorded
half marathons ran
litres of water a day
You'll find me on my yoga mat, in my running shoes or listening to a meditation trying to get at least 3 minutes of silence.
Anything related to unconventional education, positive parenting, personal development and woo woo.
My trusty Blundstone boots - the perfect blend of functional, rugged and fashionable (or so I think.)
"As someone who was diagnosed 15 years ago withwith severe postpartum depression an danxiety, then 4 years ago with complex PTSD, working with Carly for the last year has done more for me than all of the psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists over the years." — Steph B.
"When my doctor referred me to Carly, she said, "I don't know what else to do with you."
"I'm not new to mental health but what was new was a therapist I could talk to regularly and who genuinly "got it." Carly was understanding, but also knew when to challenge the false beliefs and stories I had on repeat about myself...Forever grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing woman." — Allison G.
"Carly's patience and knowledge has been invaluable."
"Carly had the ability to make me laugh at situations, allowing me to look at some of the darker issues in a different light. I immediately started using the tools and strategies she taught me, and now I have better control over my mind. Thank you!" - Ashley B.
"Carly has a way of making you feel comfortable and loved."
Working as an MD and a therapist helping women heal themselves and live out their best and bravest lives!
Decide to open my own virtual mental health clinic, Eunoia Medical.
Work super hard to feel better, start to help other women do the same.
My mental health takes a nosedive shortly after.
Graduated residency after learning all of the medical things.
Graduated my MD program from the University of Calgary.
Applied to medical school, plan to be a therapist as a back-up.
Decided I would either be a therapist or a doctor.
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I have a few different ways that you can start working on your mental health. Let's explore what's for you.
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