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Therapy: A New Year’s Resolution to Follow Through On!

We always want to be our best as the New Year approaches, which is why we make resolutions. Therapy is an excellent way of making sure that we become just that. You don’t have to have problems to get something out of a therapy session. In fact, its many benefits can all contribute to positivity,…

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Is Your Emotional State Affecting Your Sleep? (And Vice-Versa?)

Sleep is an essential part of our lives. Thanks to sleep, our bodies and brains recover from the stresses and tolls that the day brings. Sleep is when your body repairs all the damage that it can. Naturally, not getting enough sleep can seriously harm the body as a result. Lack of sleep has many…

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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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The Benefits and ROI of Career Counselling

According to a study by Accountemps, workers are disengaged in their jobs about 28 percent of the time. Research in 2015 also found that 51% of Canadians are not happy with their current work. Though fewer workers in North America are now looking to change their jobs in 2019, studies show that 34 percent of…

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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 Real Addictive Capacity of E-Cigarettes (Vapes)

Is Vaping Addictive? Yes, although vaping is advertised as a go-to method to quit smoking cigarettes, most of the e-liquids used to vape still contains the main addictive ingredient found in cigarettes, nicotine. Vapes may be just as addicting if not more addicting than some cigarettes. The “e-juices” or main liquid that is turned into…

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Highly Successful People Are at Higher Risk for Depression

One of the largest myths about depression is that it escapes the lives of successful people, that only people who are poor or come from tough upbringings are prone to depression. In fact, studies show that highly successful individuals such as CEOs may be depressed at more than double the rate of the average population…

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“Do I Have Depression?” Searching for Answers to Depression in Ottawa

“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…

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How Social Media Could Be Ruining Your Life – And How to Fix It!

Does your life seem boring, miserable or unfulfilling? We’ve got the solution! But wait, you say, how could you possibly have the solution right here in this mental health article? How could it be that easy? Okay, granted, we’re not touting this as the key to eternal happiness. It’s not a “quick fix” to make…

Ottawa counselling for french and english speakers

Nous Sommes Donc Fiers d’offrir des Services de Counselling en Français / CCCG Offers Multilingual Services

(English follows below) La santé mentale peut être source de bien des défis, même sans y ajouter les frustrations d’une communication entravée par des facteurs linguistiques. Chez Capital Choice Counselling, nous sommes très conscients de ces défis, et c’est pour nous une priorité de compter parmi nos conseillères et conseillers des personnes qui maîtrisent les…