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5 Ways to Cope with Postpartum Depression

  Postpartum depression is a psychological condition that affects many mothers that have just given birth. People usually associate these with the baby blues. Some new mothers, however, may experience postpartum depression, a condition similar to baby blues in a very extreme way. Symptoms and Impact of Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is more than just…

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E-Counselling: Remote Therapy & Counselling in the COVID-19 Era

Are you experiencing heightened emotions such as anxiety or depression? If so, you are not alone. The current COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to shift our paradigms practically overnight. For many, this change has caused feelings of unease. For some, this has been a ‘tipping point,’ pushing us seemingly over the…

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Coping with Mental Health Issues in the COVID-19 Era

Do you find yourself increasingly anxious or depressed? Has this new world of COVID-19 seemingly overwhelmed your life, leaving you filled with stress, anxiety and/or other emotions that have made it difficult to get through each day? Are you unsure of what to do next, and how to get through it all? You’re not alone…

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How to Choose an Anxiety Therapist

Therapy and counselling sessions can bring a lot of benefits. Among the most common types of mental and emotional health issues we see are anxiety disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide. Canada is no exception to this. Anxiety Disorders There are many types of anxiety disorders that people regularly deal with. In the worst cases,…

Ottawa Addiction Counselling: A Commitment to Recovery

Addiction is widespread and negatively impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. Contrary to what people believe, addiction is a disorder that has a clear biological basis. It’s more than just something that is “in the mind.” However, there may also be clear triggers and causes for many. These causes can be especially notable…

Anxiety Counselling Kanata

One of the most notable disorders that many people suffer from is anxiety. Anxiety disorders are usually characterized by excessive fear or worry that gets in the way of normal functions. If left untreated, this can lead to a host of personal, professional, academic, and relationship problems. The good news is that anxiety treatment in…

Couples Therapy for Newlyweds and Soon-to-be-Married

Movies and TV often portray couples therapy in a certain manner, and usually a mocking, rather negative light. Partners on screen are shown making snide remarks in front of a therapist while shooting scathing looks at each other. In reality, couple’s therapy is a lot more than what the media shows. It’s a great way…

Depression & Anxiety Go Hand-In-Hand: Both Can Be Treated

Depression and anxiety are mood disorders that are unfortunately very common all over the world. Fortunately, though, awareness of depression and anxiety is on the rise, which is good news for anyone who suffers from these issues. In a 2012-published survey, it was estimated that around 5% of Canadian adults admitted to having mood disorders.…