When someone says, “Career Counselling,” do your thoughts immediately veer towards a high school guidance counsellor asking what you want to do with your life? Or perhaps a tiny office in a government-sponsored program for the unemployed? That’s understandable. The concept of career counselling extends across a pretty broad range of services and providers, and…
In our previous article, Part One on Personality Disorders, we gave an overview of personality disorders, then focused on one of the more common ones: Borderline Personality Disorder. This article will cover some of the other personality disorders, specifically: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Before diving into those specific conditions,…
What are personality disorders? Are these just ‘faults’ or ‘flaws’ in someone’s personality? And, if personality is something that’s largely formed by the time we’re adults, does this mean that personality disorders can’t be treated? You may have heard of borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or many others in the category.…
New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…
In a perfect world, anyone with depression would be able to talk openly about it at work.
“Do I have both?! And if so, which do we treat first? Which came first?” These are common questions we hear from patients and would-be patients here in Ottawa.
How much is too much? That’s the basic question behind many addictions. In the case of the Internet and digital addictions, we could rephrase this as, “How much of a good thing is too much?” More than two decades into the mainstreaming of the World Wide Web, we now find ourselves interdependent with — and…
Making the decision to seek Cognitive therapy, seeking it, and actually performing cognitive therapy in Ottawa are three distinct, difficult tasks for anyone, let alone those already dealing with too much anxiety, depression, anger, etc. Most people who need therapy and do not get it get held up at one of these roadblocks. At each…
As a government worker in the capital city of your phenomenal country, there are plenty of things you know by now. You’ve come a long way to get to where you are in your career, and you’re not stopping now – but like any successful person, you understand that the more important factor is taking…
The people you spend time with have a profound effect on the person you are. Surrounding yourself with positive influences, support, and strength will go a long way to becoming the person you strive everyday to be. When you surround yourself with strong role models, coworkers you respect, and friends you admire you will be…