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How Can Counselling in Ottawa Help Me and My Family?

How Can Counselling Help Me & My Family?

Day-to-day life can be draining and can negatively impact our emotional state. Sometimes a family crisis or a difficult relationship can make an already stressful situation even more difficult. Relief is possible with the nonjudgmental support you find through family counselling in Ottawa. If you have considered utilizing the services of a counsellor or therapist,

Returning Back to School Fall 2021

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Many kids and teens haven’t been inside a school building since early March 2020 – and while some can’t wait to return to full in-person classes, others would just as soon stay home. For these students, remote learning was a break from social pressures, certain learning challenges, or other classroom stressors. This Fall, parents have

Moms and Drinking—When is Too Much, Too Much?

Moms and Drinking

We’ve all seen the lighthearted memes on social media about moms and drinking, mother’s little helper, or, ‘if you can read this get me a glass of wine’. While alcohol is part of most social occasions and part of our westerner society, when does drinking get out of hand and when is too much, really

Needle Phobia? Calm Your Anxiety with Therapy

Calm Your Anxiety with Therapy

Trypanophobia or needle phobia is extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or needles. Needle phobia is more common than we suspect, and it can be overcome. Nataxja Cini speaks with news anchor Annette Goerner on CTV Ottawa Morning Live about how to manage your fear of needles through relaxation techniques. What is Needle Phobia?

Can A Support Group Replace Therapy with A Trained Professional?

Can A Support Group Replace Therapy with A Trained Professional

Are you looking for support outside of therapy? Can online discussions between peers or a support group replace therapy with a trained professional psychotherapist or psychologist? Continue reading to learn more about the difference between support groups and therapy What is a Support Group? Support groups are helpful for times when you must cope with

Are You in a Relationship with a Narcissistic Person?

Are You in a Relationship with a Narcissistic Person

Narcissists have an inflated sense of their own importance, as well as a deep need for excessive attention and admiration. Their personality can lead to troubled relationships with family, friends, and coworkers since they often lack empathy for others. They face problems in many areas of life, their relationships, at work, at school, at home, with

Dealing with the Effects of COVID

Dealing with the Effects of COVID

In the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, depressed, and anxious. Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW, speaks with CTV news anchor Leslie Roberts about dealing with the effects of COVID and ways to manage your anxiety and other emotions during this latest lockdown in April 2021. How Are We Feeling

Self-Care Tips to Help You Stay Strong

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Overcome Emotional Challenges by Nurturing Yourself  A few weeks turned into months and now another year is well underway. The pandemic with its lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, continues. While many of us can find ways to keep busy, others may struggle with feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness and feeling isolated. Self-care is more critical now as we

How to Help a Child with Anxiety – Expert Tips for Parents

Signs A Child has Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and their parents. Especially right now, when our children and teens are not attending in-person school, and not hanging out with their friends in person. But how can you, as a parent, tell if your child’s anxiety is interfering with their everyday life?

Coronavirus Anxiety is Understandable – What Can You Do?

Coronavirus Anxiety is Understandable

You’re Not Alone, and You CAN Overcome the Feeling  If constantly reading and being exposed to all the coronavirus news is making you feel stressed, you’re not alone. Many people are sharing their worries with their families, friends, and publicly on social media. Experts say overloading on information about coronavirus, how it can impact your