The years of high school, college and university can be some of the most exciting times in a young person’s life – when they are meeting new people, having new experiences, taking risks, leveraging, opportunities, and expanding their horizons. However, during these years young adolescence also experiences some of the most highly pressured times in…
Lots of changes come with the fall months. Temperatures drop, leaves change into beautiful colours, and the days begin to get shorter. These shortened days reduce our exposure to sunlight, interrupting our body and brain’s natural cycles. This lack of sunlight can lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and poor sleeping patterns. Unsurprisingly, these seasonal…
Eating disorders are much more complex than simply over or under-eating. They come with a diverse set of symptoms and conditions unique to each patient, rising from a variety of biological factors, family dynamics and social pressures of their peer group or chosen profession. Additionally, one’s own personality traits such as addiction, perfectionism or obsessiveness…
“Do I have depression?” That’s a common search phrase on Google. More and more these days, as awareness of depression is on the increase, people who are afflicted with or experiencing symptoms of depression are taking proactive steps to seek diagnosis and treatment. What are the symptoms of depression? How is depression diagnosed? Is depression…
Wondering what cognitive therapy is all about? Perhaps your GP or other doctor referred you to a cognitive therapist? Or maybe you’ve tried other forms of therapy and haven’t found success? Whatever brought you to this search, we’re happy to answer your questions about cognitive therapy. Let’s explore what it is, what it isn’t, how…
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…
Are you on an insurance plan that covers counselling or therapy services? Have you used up your allowance for 2017 yet? If not, you could be losing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. Now’s a great time to book appointments with Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa, right through the end of December 2017. That…
“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.
Any historian will tell you that the study of history is all about context. When thinking about history, laymen think in terms of facts, figures, dates, and names; but professional historians instead seek out an understanding of historical ideas and values, and try to form an understanding of how they influenced the behavior of people and societies throughout time.…
Overwhelmed? Maybe stress, maybe anxiety, maybe fear, maybe anger. If an emotional part of you is consistently taking over and you’re experiencing a substantial impact to your quality of life because of it, if a part of you feels out of control; Capital Choice’s Ottawa Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service is here to help.