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PTSD Ottawa

PTSD in Ottawa – Not Just For Soldiers


Because they are such a large and often marginalized segment of PTSD sufferers, understandably soldiers and veterans get significant media attention. While it cant be denied that exposing the problem of PTSD in soldiers is a good thing, an unfortunate consequence of repeated exposure in the media, a degree of social blindness is created towards…

PTSD Ottawa

Why Men Ought To Think More About Depression


In Canada, four women engage therapy concerning depression for every one man, and yet the CMHA reports that four men commit suicide for every one woman. Our culture brings many men to believe that vulnerable is a liability, and thus never admit to others, or sometimes even themselves, that they are depressed. Understand the social situation that men…

Ottawa couples counselling

Signs Your Relationship Needs Couples Counselling


Sometimes problems come up in our relationships that make us consider the possibility of relationship counselling. Two voices wage war in our minds. One tries to advocate the benefits of couples counselling, while the other tells us that our struggle is a normal part of any relationship. The purpose of this article is to provide an…

Ottawa Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D

Bring Life To A Dead Bedroom


Married couples who suffer long periods without sexual contact will attempt to analyze and understand their situation, but often don’t have the objective perspective to do so properly. Their biases bring them to incorrect conclusions, leading them to act in ways that are not helpful to improving their relationship. Resentment builds, blame is cast, and…

LGTBQ Counselling Ottawa

How Ottawa LGBTQ Counselling Can Help


So new to the public stage, the LGBTQ community does not have the advantage of established cultural narratives to lean on for help answering life’s tough questions. The unique problems they face have never been faced before, and so they are forced to solve these problems without the benefit of guidance from those who have faced…

Anxiety Reduction Ottawa

Dealing With Anxiety


Anxiety effects us all differently, but to some, it can be consistently overwhelming. Maybe the circumstances of your life are coming together to deal you a tough time you need help dealing with. Maybe the circumstances of your life don’t warrant the feelings of anxiety you’re experiencing, but you’re feeling them anyways. Regardless of your…

Workplace Counselling Ottawa

What is Workplace Counselling & How Can It Help Your Business


Workplace environments often assail us with stress on all sides such that we experience anxiety for 40 hours a week, year in and year out. At the same time, we are expected to project calm and assured professionalism constantly. Being honest about legitimate problems in a professional context can be considered a sign of weakness…