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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…

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Cognitive Therapy: How a Handful of Sessions Could Change Your Life


Wondering what cognitive therapy is all about? Perhaps your GP or other doctor referred you to a cognitive therapist? Or maybe you’ve tried other forms of therapy and haven’t found success? Whatever brought you to this search, we’re happy to answer your questions about cognitive therapy. Let’s explore what it is, what it isn’t, how…

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How Can Career Counselling in Ottawa Help Ignite Your Work Potential?


When someone says, “Career Counselling,” do your thoughts immediately veer towards a high school guidance counsellor asking what you want to do with your life? Or perhaps a tiny office in a government-sponsored program for the unemployed? That’s understandable. The concept of career counselling extends across a pretty broad range of services and providers, and…

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The Mid-Life Crisis: What It Is & How to Survive It


Picture a slightly greying man in a baseball cap and sunglasses, behind the wheel of a convertible sports car with the top down. On the passenger side sits a blonde half his age. Now imagine a woman staring out the window, losing interest in seemingly everything in life, wondering what became of her marriage and…

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Personality Disorders in Greater Detail (Part 2 of 2)


In our previous article, Part One on Personality Disorders, we gave an overview of personality disorders, then focused on one of the more common ones: Borderline Personality Disorder. This article will cover some of the other personality disorders, specifically: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Before diving into those specific conditions,…

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Personality Disorders: Borderline and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)


What are personality disorders? Are these just ‘faults’ or ‘flaws’ in someone’s personality? And, if personality is something that’s largely formed by the time we’re adults, does this mean that personality disorders can’t be treated? You may have heard of borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or many others in the category.…

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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…

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We are Wired for Love: Happy Valentine’s Day


Each of us, as individual people, lovers, and parents, are wired for love! This article will summarize two excellent books that are a must read for people who want to become better lovers: Martin Rovers, Healing the Wounds in Couple Relationships (Kindle Books), and Stan Tatkin, Wired for Love. When we work hard to understand…