Cognitive Therapy


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Traditional Psychotherapy vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Are you looking for psychotherapy or counselling in Ottawa? Do you find yourself in the midst of a lengthy & time-consuming process, researching different types of therapy as well as therapists and counsellors in Ottawa? Have you ever heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Also known as “CBT,” cognitive therapy is a modern method of counselling…

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The Benefits of Therapy & Counselling in Kanata

Are you considering therapy or counselling in Kanata? From everyday stress and general frustration to specific mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, Kanata counselling is a highly effective way of sorting through one’s issues. Is counselling in Kanata right for you? Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits to find…

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Coping with Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era of Uncertainty

Are you struggling with the uncertainty and instability of the COVID-19 era? If so, you are not alone. Many people in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world are having a difficult time adjusting to this “new normal” (though we are really not comfortable with this term!). Let’s take a closer look at some of…

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Cognitive Therapy in 2020: A Life Hack for Feeling Better

Looking for life hacks? A lot of us these days are constantly tuning in to life hacks, a series of actions to take that will ostensibly make our lives easier. The stresses we face can take a toll on our well-being. Stressors are present no matter where you are. xxx If you think that these…

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Is Cognitive Therapy a Shortcut to Well Being?

A person’s thoughts do not just spring out of nowhere. Similarly, a person’s actions are rarely done for no reason at all. People’s thoughts, emotions, and actions are all interconnected. What affects one of these aspects can also affect others. Think of it as a domino effect. What if one aspect brings about harmful changes…

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Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mental health awareness has become a priority for many people nowadays. Psychotherapy has been used time and time again to address any mental health issues that people may have. Psychotherapy aims to improve the well-being of the patient and involves many different methods. These methods have different focuses and vary in terms of what they…

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How to Recognize When You Or a Loved One Could Benefit From Therapy

Not everyone has a positive predisposition towards counselling and therapy. Contrary to what some people may believe, one does not have to be ‘crazy’ or be ‘deficient’ to seek therapy. We all have a coping mechanism when problems and stress come into our lives. However, there are times when we may need professional support when…

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The Dangers of Substance Abuse & Addiction

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…

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7 Steps For Building Better Sleeping Habits

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…