Dr. Anna Charbonneau

Therapy for people living with stress, depression, and medical conditions

I love writing and sharing information that can help you regain your sense of balance, feel better, and engage in life with more joy.

Click on the topics that interest you or read my articles in chronological order.


cope with strong emotions

Find ways to cope with strong emotions

Feeling overwhelmed? Start here.

  • How to keep going when things fall apart
  • Seek compassion in tough moments
  • Find balance in life

Articles on coping with painful and difficult times in life. Divorce, diagnosis with a serious medical condition, political differences. All of these events force us to learn to cope in new ways.


build healthy relationships

Build healthy relationships

  • Improve communication skills
  • Cope with difficult with friends, families, co-workers
  • Communicate better with your medical doctors.

This topic is all about how to build and maintain healthy relationships. Shaping up relationships and learning to communicate assertively are a big part of living a joyful life.

learn to relax

Care for your physical health

This is about doing everything you can to help your body stay balanced.

  • Improve your sleep
  • Pay attentiont to your eating habits
  • Learn and practice relaxation

It's important to be mindful of your own preferences and physical limitations. But even with (and I'd even say **especially** with) physical health problems, paying attention to your physical health is a very important part of creating a life you enjoy.


questions answers about therapy

Learn more about therapy

  • What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
  • When you should look for another therapist?

I write about common questions about therapy and counseling to help you find the answers you need.