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 cannot be

Starting 2020 with a mindful mind

  Sometimes, we put so much pressure on ourselves to start the New Year with great intentions and big goals. But if we’re not careful your New Year’s resolution could end up in the trash and forgotten before the end of January. Reflection on the year gone by The end of 2019 and in the

New Year Resolutions – Are you ready?

Get up early and start 2020 with a quick talk about New Year Resolutions! What are you goals for 2020 as we start this new decade? Watch Nataxja Cini MSW RSW from Family-Therapy talk about how to plan resolutions and positive changes for 2020. We’re live Tuesday January 2,2020 at 7:20 am on CTV Morning

Live Your Dreams

It is never too late to be what you who you want to be. Live the life you dream of, not the life someone else dreams for you. George Eliot

Do you procrastinate? You might be a perfectionist

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Perfectionism and Procrastination: Are they stopping you from achieving your goals? Focusing on being perfect zaps your energy. Focusing on being perfect robs you from enjoying your life. Is your need for perfectionism making you procrastinate? Do you procrastinate about tasks, assignments, chores that need to get done because you need everything to be just

Perseverance What Does it Take?

 Are we raising a generation of Quitters? Someone recently told me about an article called “The Quitter Generation?” written by Kim Kiyosaki. Kim Kiyosaki is married to Robert Kiyosaki. He wrote the financial book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”. While this article did not provide answers to the question  “Are we raising a generation of quitters?”

Are we too Busy to Enjoy Life?

Are we too Busy to Enjoy Life? “People expect us to be busy, overworked. It’s become a status symbol in our society – if we’re busy, we are important; if we’re not busy, we’re almost embarrassed to admit it. Busyness is where we get our security. It’s validating, popular, and pleasing. It’s also a good

Watch Nataxja Cini on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, Apr 2 at 7:45

Watch Nataxja Cini, a social worker and therapist from Family-Therapy in Kanata  live on CTV Ottawa Morning Live Thursday, April 2nd at 7:45. We’ll be talking about On Again Off Again Relationships. We will look at ” Why do I keep talking to my EX?”  “What keeps pulling us into relationships that have already died?”, 

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