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Distressed Couples need Connection

Distressed Couple need connection with each other. What is more strengthening and healing than being understood and emotionally attached to my love? To pull away from each other can send the wrong message– that your partner is unacceptable as he or she is or even I’m unacceptable the way I am.  When we withdraw for each

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

Dads Parenting Daughters

Dads it’s time to invest in quality time with your daughters. While it can seem scary at times. It doesn’t take special knowledge for Dads to participate in parenting their daughters. From the time they are born Dads parenting daughters looks like changing diapers, rocking her to sleep and reading bedtime stories. As she ages,

Are you Sleepless in Ottawa?

Trouble sleeping? Do you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep? Do you think your teens aren’t getting enough sleep or are sleeping too much? What do you know about being sleepless in Ottawa? Sleep is essential for every human being. While scientists have figured out a lot about sleep, we still don’t understand everything there

Child Anxiety

Does you child suffer from anxiety? Do you know the symptoms of child anxiety? Young children may not be able to express their emotions or tell you they are suffering from child anxiety. As a parent you may need to look for physical symptoms such as stomach aches, headaches, changes in eating habits or appetite,

Marriage Counseling and Relationships

Why marriage counseling? Our society has created a lot of myths about adulthood, relationships and marriage counseling. These myths are played out everywhere. We hear them in our childhood, in the media, at school an when we talk with friends. “Grow up. Be a man.” “You can handle it. Suck it up.” “You’re an independent

Overcoming Dating Anxiety in Ottawa

Everyone can relate to social anxiety to some degree since anxiety in Ottawa isn’t an uncommon thing. We’ve all felt some level of social anxiety if we’re starting school, going to a party where you don’t know anyone, or starting a new job. Different people deal with it in different ways, whether it’s through therapy

Grief Counselling: Get the Support You Deserve

Life has its ups and downs, its good times and its bad times. This is something we’ve known since we were kids. Hopefully one of the things we’re taught growing up, is how to express ourselves and talk about our feelings. Talking with a therapist or a social worker about our frustrations, worries and hopes

Treating Anxiety in Ottawa

Anxiety has become a widespread disorder that affects a great number of people. Many people suffer from anxiety in Ottawa, let alone Canada. According to the Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada (ADAC) approximately 12% of Canadians will suffer from some form of  throughout their life time. Your symptoms can vary depending on the type of

Three Reasons to Seek Relationship Counseling

Being in a relationship definitely has its ups and downs. It’s normal to hit a couple of bumps along the way, no matter how long you’ve been together. But sometimes the bumps get bigger and there’s more than you feel you can handle. Relationship counseling has become more popular in the last few years as