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5 Ways To Make Family Time Fun

Those moments where everyone in the family is grinning ear to ear are what Pat Tanner Nelson, professor of Human Development & Family Studies at University of Delaware, calls “family glue”. It goes without saying that memorable moments are what build healthy, strong relationships that deeply connect you with the rest of your family members for…

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5 Ways Happy Families Spend Their Holidays

Snow is falling, the tree top is glistening, and thick, down outerwear has made its annual debut. Although it has been a particularly warm start to the season, Winter is here and the most festive of holidays is just around the corner. While of course you’re appreciative of wintertime for bringing the family together, you might be…

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Strengthen Your Family’s Relationship On A Stress-Free Family Vacation

Ahh, Summer vacation. Long weekends spent at the beach followed by evening barbeques and watching the fireworks on Parliament Hill in the company of your loving family. While this may describe the occasional blissful weekend in your home, chances are your summer looks more like this: summer camps, sunburns, overbooked work schedules. No matter how…

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Why Family Therapy?

  Often a fact that we miss in our North American emphasis on the individual is how deeply we are connected, how each of our actions and reactions impact one another. The deeper our connections are, such as family relationships, the deeper the impact.   This is the rationale behind family therapy—a type of therapy…

Making Valentine’s Family Friendly

While Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate your partner, it can also very easily be a time of bonding for the whole family. What better holiday than the one of love to remind each family member how valuable they are, and to be intentional about showing love to others.   Here at Capital Choice…

How Family Counselling Can Help

Written by: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group in Ottawa, ON. As Joe and Mary leave for work, each is cold and distant from each other. The arguments last evening over their youngest son’s behaviour and how it impacts their family is still echoing in their minds. These fights and their son’s behaviour seem…

Getting back to school—for you and your child.

Written By: Erika DeSchiffart, a psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group. September can be a time of chaos and routine, with usually the chaos preceding the new routine. This is normal, especially as summer tends to be less scheduled and more laid back. Yet, do you find your child is still dragging their feet in…

Family Therapy– What is it?

Family therapy is about taking care of life’s precious relationships – your family. Family therapy can address and smooth over life’s everyday bumps, or the occasional blowout. Family therapy can address issues like communication, being seen and heard within the family, acting out children, blended families, young adults leaving home, etc. Practically, family therapy can…

Help! Your Teen has Anxiety or Depression

Written By: Shawna Hyde, MA, CCC, Psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Over the years, many parents have spoken to me about their confusion regarding their depressed or anxious teenager. “My teen is so smart, talented, and likeable but s/he just doesn’t see it!” “My daughter rebuffs compliments and totally fails to recognize her own strengths and…