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Ottawa Marriage Counselling Ideas & Benefits for 2021

Even if it’s to the right person, marriage can sometimes be difficult. The past year has been especially challenging for many, with the pandemic affecting married life significantly. In coping with the challenging times, some couples need more help than others, which is nothing to be ashamed of. Marriage counselling, in particular, is an effective…

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Coping With COVID-19-Related Stress and Anxiety

Events coupled with fear and uncertainty tend to affect our mental and emotional health in a big way. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly fulfills the category of fear and uncertainty in spades. All aspects of life are affected, which can cause a great deal of anxiety for everyone involved. Mental Health Amidst the Pandemic The COVID-19…

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Couples Therapy: Remote Counselling Now Available

Couples therapy can help strengthen you and your partner’s relationship. This counselling will help you understand relationship patterns, communication problems, and personality differences. Unfortunately, with the unique situation we are in, attending sessions now has become a challenge. Social distancing is highly recommended to prevent the increase of positive COVID-19 cases. To ensure we abide…

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Living with Bipolar Disorder: Hopes & Expectations

Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? If you or someone you love is bipolar, you know all too well the challenges of day to day life with this frustrating and potentially debilitating condition of mental health. It’s possible, however, that you’re reading this article because you did a Google search on “bipolar disorder” and…

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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…