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Why Family Therapy?

  Often a fact that we miss in our North American emphasis on the individual is how deeply we are connected, how each of our actions and reactions impact one another. The deeper our connections are, such as family relationships, the deeper the impact.   This is the rationale behind family therapy—a type of therapy…

Selecting a Couples Counsellor

Couples Counselling is a fantastic resource for couples at all stages. A Couples Counsellor provides the outside perspective you need to help your relationship thrive, and adapt to everything life throws at you both. Choosing the right couples counsellor to suit you and your partner can be difficult, but it is a rewarding process! Choose…

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The Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

At Capital Choice Counselling, we offer Ottawa and the surrounding area confidential, professional counselling, and psychological services. We provide our clients with the best in personalized care to equip them with the coping mechanisms they need today, tomorrow, and next week. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of counselling that is conducted in a…

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What Is Psychotherapy & How Can It Help Me?

Psychotherapy covers an extensive range of therapies that can help people move past their personal issues, to let them build the inner strength they need going forward. There are a number of myths surrounding psychotherapy, and before going deeper into how psychotherapy can help I’d like to clear the air. Is Psychotherapy Only for the…

When to Begin Couples Therapy

Is the first date too early for couples therapy? The above question was posed to couples and therapists alike in this recent article, and while the statement itself might be a more hypothetical question, the thought behind it is a good one. At what point is it beneficial to seek out couples’ therapy? As reflected…

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Aligning Your Values with Your Career

While reading this Forbes interview with Donna Sweidan, a certified career coach, I resonated with her “golden rule” of career satisfaction. She writes that aligning your values with your job is crucial to finding a sense of fulfillment in your work. This makes sense, as cognitive researchers have been pointing out, we experience a kind of…

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Addictions & Families: Upcoming Seminar

  This month in preparing for March’s Relationships Matter seminar, we have been spotlighting addiction and its impact on the family. While statistics can vary, it is likely that if you are not yourself experiencing an addiction, then you are a family member or friend that is impacted by someone who is. As there are many…

Supporting Those with PTSD

You may be familiar with the growing rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among the military, as outlined in this Globe and Mail article, however, a recent conversation on The Current with CBC notes that PTSD and suicide rates are high—too high— in the ranks of our Emergency First Responders as well. And no wonder,…

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Self-Harm & Your Teen

Written by: Erika DeSchiffart, psychotherapist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Teenage Self-Harming Seeing evidence of your child self-harming, or hurting themselves with intention, can be a terrifying experience for a parent. In addition to the fear, you may be unsure of what to do or say, and want desperately to stop the behaviour. This is…