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Internet Addiction: Effects On The Brain, Signs, & Risks

The use of technology and the internet has been ingrained into our society, drastically changing the way we live our lives. People nowadays rely on the internet for just about anything, including work, socializing, shopping, music, and homework. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you have an internet addiction, as going online…

How To Relieve Stress, Anxiety, & Depression Related to COVID-19

As Covid-19 restrictions begin easing up in Canada, many are struggling to adjust to the new normal we’ve found ourselves in. Large communities are trying to cope with the tremendous amount of grief, trauma, and uncertainty for the future that the pandemic has caused. Living in unprecedented times has taken an emotional toll on everyone,…

How and When To Talk To Your Teenager About Substance Use

Many countries around the world, including Canada, have noticed a spike in substance abuse over the last few years. Whether these drugs are being used for social reasons, as a way to fit in and socialize with their friends, or as a way to cope with life’s stressors, the amount of teenage substance abuse has…

Helpful Tips For Coping With Change: Facing the New Normal

As everyone around the globe has seen, change is inevitable. Changes can be unexpected and out of our control, whether they’re good or bad. A global pandemic, for example, is a majorly unexpected change and can be incredibly difficult to understand and deal with. Our way of life has experienced a major shift since the…

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The Benefits of Counselling with Intern Counsellors

Are you looking for affordable counselling in the Ottawa area? Capital Choice Counselling Group will be welcoming Intern Counsellors to join the local Ottawa network.  Our intern counsellors are supervised by registered psychotherapists and psychologists to ensure clients are still receiving the best counselling they can get in Ottawa.  At Capital Choice Counselling, we have…

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How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Make a Difference in Your Life

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and successful mental health treatment methods nowadays. It involves identifying problematic thoughts and behaviours and modifying them for the better. Is CBT right for you? How does it work? That’s what we will explore in this issue of the Capital Choice Counselling blog. What Happens…

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Lockdowns and Mental Health: How are Our Brains Affected?

Canada has experienced multiple lockdowns because of the global pandemic. While this is for everyone’s benefit, the mental health of many is negatively affected by COVID isolation. This leads to a cascade of effects that can affect different aspects of a person’s life. Many people seem to believe that it’s not as important as physical…

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Grief During the Pandemic: How Remote Counselling Can Help

Dealing with grief is, and always will be, among the most difficult experiences that people can go through. Even the most resilient individuals and the strongest minds can become crippled by grief. If left unchecked, the feelings of loss, regret, hopelessness, and longing can become too overwhelming. It can lead to a whole host of…

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The Benefits of Remote Therapy & Online Counselling

Even before the COVID-19 global pandemic began, many counsellors had already started to practice online counselling and remote therapy. This involves the use of online platforms like FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom to provide therapy from afar. With the pandemic, however, remote therapy has become more useful than ever before. However, some people seem to believe…

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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…