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Overcoming Loss is Possible with Grief Counselling

Coping with the loss of a loved one is arguably one of the hardest things one will ever face. Also inevitable is the grief that comes along with it. Grieving is an intensely personal process; despite the wide range of resources available—much of which can be helpful and comforting—therapists offering grief counselling know that there

Ottawa Counselling Helps Determine: Just Shy, or Struggling with Social Anxiety?

Despite the increasing awareness and understanding of the term social anxiety—according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC), it’s actually the most common anxiety disorder—it too often remains under-recognized and as a result, under-diagnosed. Why is this? Ottawa counselling professionals point out that with adolescents in particular, it simply is not the most obvious

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

Ottawa Depression Mitigated with Meaningful Relationships

Whether we are parents, educators, or caregivers, we strive to teach and promote independence to the next generation we are bringing up. After all, our society values it greatly; we are constantly bombarded with the message that independence equals strength—to the point that expressing any kind of need for, or dependence on, others is a

Relationship Counselling Helps Unwrap the Gift of Forgiveness

There is no better time than the beginning of the New Year to focus on giving, togetherness and new beginnings to consciously put behind one’s anger, bitterness or regrets, and embrace forgiveness—whether it needs to be sought, or offered. As anyone who has benefited from relationship counselling can attest, while the road to forgiveness is

5 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

I sat down with Sarah Freemark on CTV Ottawa Morning Live on New Years Eve to talk about how to set your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 and how to make your New Year Resolutions stick! In case you missed the original broadcast, you can catch the replay here below. How to Make Your New

Kanata Counselling Emphasizes the Importance of Family in Dodging Teen Depression

Kanata-area psychologists estimate that as much as 20% of the population will suffer from depression during the teen years. Teen depression isn’t simple: Many things—genetic predisposition, family upbringing, stressful situations or events all increase the risk of developing teen depression. Therapists with Kanata counselling practices point out that what’s particularly unsettling is that, left untreated,

Self-Talk to Success Over Social Anxiety

Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced feeling shy, awkward, uncomfortable or intimidated. When social anxiety takes over your life, it can eliminate joy, prevent or even destroy fulfilling relationships, and impede job performance and satisfaction. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental

Depression in Ottawa Impacts the Workplace

The topic of depression in Ottawa, as well as in society-at-large, has generally become a more widely accepted one than perhaps it has been in the past. Many of us have struggled with at least some form of depression, or know someone else who has. However, despite the increased comfort level we have in theoretical

How Can You Cure Holiday Stress?

What Causes Holiday Stress? The holidays offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out and anxious — the gifts you haven’t wrapped or haven’t bought, not having enough money or spending too much money on gifts, food, and alcohol, the office parties, having to travel home for the holidays, getting stuck in bad weather with