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Couple or Family Counselling – When One Person Comes

Family is the most important emotional system we have, it helps shape who we are and determines the course of our lives. Family counselling aims to address psychological, emotional, and behavioural issues that can cause problems within the family. The “ who, what, when, where, and how” of family patterns and themes are emphasized instead…

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Emotional Eating: How An Eating Disorder Therapist Can Help

Do you frequently find yourself visiting the pantry whenever you’re feeling down? Emotional eating acts as a response to feelings of stress, which results in you eating more than what you need or want. Many people turn to food for comfort, stress relief, or to simply reward themselves. When this occurs, we generally find ourselves…

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Beginner’s Guide To Finding The Right Therapist

What’s the trick to finding the right therapist? It can be uncomfortable being vulnerable in front of a friend, let alone a complete stranger. Finding the right therapist and developing a connection with them will help ease the awkwardness in no time, allowing you to understand and deal with any pressing emotional issues. The one…

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