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Counselling in Ottawa & Beyond: Mental Health Matters in the COVID-19 Era

While a global pandemic has captured the headlines and much of our top-of-mind real estate over the past several months, that doesn’t mean that other life challenges have somehow gone away. In fact, in the case of mental health, the COVID-19 “coronavirus” pandemic has caused a domino effect when it comes to issues such as…

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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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The Many Benefits of Teen Counselling

There are many reasons teens go to counselling or therapy. For some it’s the stress of teenage life, a combination of the realities of the world looming larger, on top of hormonal changes in what can be a very awkward, frustrating and challenging time of transition. For other teens, the aforementioned challenges are compounded by…

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COVID-19 & E-Counselling in Ottawa

The world around us seems to have changed overnight. COVID-19 has brought with it a new era, what people keep calling “The New Normal.” Well, there’s not much really “normal” about it all is, is there? The unsettling and the uncertainty have most of us feeling uprooted – in some way or another. “We’re all…

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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E-Counselling: Remote Therapy & Counselling in the COVID-19 Era

Are you experiencing heightened emotions such as anxiety or depression? If so, you are not alone. The current COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to shift our paradigms practically overnight. For many, this change has caused feelings of unease. For some, this has been a ‘tipping point,’ pushing us seemingly over the…