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4 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Relationship Counselling

Falling in love can be fast and easy, but maintaining a long-term relationship is a challenge. After the excitement settles and opportunities for connection and closeness grow fewer and farther between, everyday responsibilities will begin to take over and raise some problems. Unlike individual therapy, which generally focuses on you and your needs, couples therapy…

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Tips for a Healthy & Successful Marriage

Many of us are guilty of having unrealistic expectations about marriage. Whether it’s Hollywood we have to thank for these expectations or our own creative minds, the perfect marriage often seems like a fairy tale, one without conflict. In reality, a healthy and successful marriage doesn’t just fall into place for most. It requires effort…

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Couple or Family Counselling – When One Person Comes

Family is the most important emotional system we have, it helps shape who we are and determines the course of our lives. Family counselling aims to address psychological, emotional, and behavioural issues that can cause problems within the family. The “ who, what, when, where, and how” of family patterns and themes are emphasized instead…

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Ottawa Marriage Counselling Ideas & Benefits for 2021

Even if it’s to the right person, marriage can sometimes be difficult. The past year has been especially challenging for many, with the pandemic affecting married life significantly. In coping with the challenging times, some couples need more help than others, which is nothing to be ashamed of. Marriage counselling, in particular, is an effective…

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Coping With COVID-19-Related Stress and Anxiety

Events coupled with fear and uncertainty tend to affect our mental and emotional health in a big way. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly fulfills the category of fear and uncertainty in spades. All aspects of life are affected, which can cause a great deal of anxiety for everyone involved. Mental Health Amidst the Pandemic The COVID-19…

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Couples Therapy: Remote Counselling Now Available

Couples therapy can help strengthen you and your partner’s relationship. This counselling will help you understand relationship patterns, communication problems, and personality differences. Unfortunately, with the unique situation we are in, attending sessions now has become a challenge. Social distancing is highly recommended to prevent the increase of positive COVID-19 cases. To ensure we abide…

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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…