What are you doing for Self-Care?

As we keep on being in shut down, it’s important for us to remember Self-care is more important now as we have less connections with people. Life can sometimes become overwhelming. Self-care can improve your mood, reduce anxiety, and teach you how to treat others. If you are experiencing: 1) poor sleep or sleeping more2)

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?   What is a support group?   Support groups are helpful for when you must cope with what you cannot change. Support groups are best for handling issues, situations, and challenges that

Marnie Colter seeing clients at our latest new location

  Marnie Colter will be seeing all of her clients at our latest new location. Marnie has opened our latest new location at 430 Hazeldean Rd. Suite 203.  Marnie is a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years experience working in both individual and group settings. She is passionate about assisting adults and youth (12+) to understand

Bullying

teen peer group

Bullying is a serious problem we unfortunately may face in all stages of our lives. Bullying is the use of ongoing verbal, physical, or emotional harassment, intimidation, or isolation. A bully intends to hurt, threaten, or frighten his or her victim through deliberate and repeated acts or words. It isn’t just kids who are bullied. Even adults can

Bi-Polar and Child Stress Management

Children who have a parent who is affected by bipolar disorder may be more susceptible to stress. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behaviour. Your family doctor, a psychologist or psychiatrist can diagnose bipolar disorder. Bi-Polar and Child Stress Management Children

Counselling in Ottawa Conquers Fear

Of all the obstacles an individual faces on his or her path to reaching out for counselling in Ottawa, the biggest one by far is one’s own self. Despite the apparent “normalizing” of therapy that modern society seems to have accomplished—self-help books, online resources, and television talk shows and so on—psychologists in Ottawa don’t underestimate

Is Your Past Holding you Down?

Do you sometimes feel stuck with an old hurt, or feeling of guilt or fear from your past that holds you down? That makes is hard for you to engage fully with your present moments? Sometimes, old wounds and hurts seem to have a life of their own, surfacing once in a while and interfering

How to know if it’s time to get professional help?

The quality of our emotional and mental health is not tangible – it is mostly invisible: you feel, experience and live with it. Sometimes you might wonder if therapy may be right for you. You’ve tried your best, you have read self-help books and you’re still having emotional pain or relationship difficulties. You may be

Letting Go of Poison

In life, we are bound to feel let down, betrayed, lied to and host of other things that leave us feeling resentful or disappointed. Letting go of resentment can free us from a sense of powerlessness and make the way for us to experience the joyful side of life. You may often hear things like