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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…

5 Ways to Cope with Postpartum Depression

  Postpartum depression is a psychological condition that affects many mothers that have just given birth. People usually associate these with the baby blues. Some new mothers, however, may experience postpartum depression, a condition similar to baby blues in a very extreme way. Symptoms and Impact of Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is more than just…

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Coping with Mental Health Issues in the COVID-19 Era

Do you find yourself increasingly anxious or depressed? Has this new world of COVID-19 seemingly overwhelmed your life, leaving you filled with stress, anxiety and/or other emotions that have made it difficult to get through each day? Are you unsure of what to do next, and how to get through it all? You’re not alone…

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Parenting Techniques & the Value of Family Counseling & Therapy

Being a parent has to be one of the toughest jobs in the world. Imagine being placed in charge of molding and raising children into the best adults they can be! It sounds difficult enough in theory… and it in practical circumstances it can seem a lot tougher! Parents all have different styles of raising…

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Family Counseling: Bringing Parents & Children Together

Dealing with family issues can be an exhausting ordeal. Many factors are under consideration in the process. Emotions, experiences, outlooks, and individual conditions all play a role. Couple these factors with the fact that all the family members need to be taken into account. All these make family issues more challenging to deal with. There…

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How to Know Whether You Have an Addiction (and How to Treat It)

If we were to address addiction a century ago, we would have been talking about a moral failing rooted in one’s personality. Thankfully, therapy and counselling have evolved over time, and addiction (be it alcohol, drugs or other substances & activities) is today regarded as an illness. Addiction has been categorized this way thanks to…

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How Family Counselling Benefits Both Parents and Child(ren)

  For a long time, visiting a therapist or counsellor carried with it a certain stigma in some circles, often thought of as something to hide. Thankfully, the societal trends are changing, and more and more people feel comfortable going to a therapist and seeking solutions for coping with a wide range of the issues…

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Screen Time: Do You Have a Social Media Addiction?

  You’re well past your bedtime, but your smartphone and laptop are still keeping you up. You know that you have to start your day early tomorrow morning, but you just can’t seem to close your gadgets for fear of missing out. You recognize that your attachment to social media may not be healthy anymore,…

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Quality Holiday Time with Your Family: Avoiding Roadblocks

It’s no secret that spending quality time with your family can lead to a sense of more connectedness and open up the lines of communication, yet this is difficult to do in our lives that are full of extra curricular activities, technology, and work. Especially when we note that it is quality time we are searching for;…