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Ottawa Counselling Offers Alternatives to Out-of-Control Anger

Anyone having benefited from anger management counselling in Ottawa has undoubtedly been assured this: Anger is an accepted response to injustice and a natural reaction to perceived threats to ourselves or the people and things that we care about.  It can even be constructive when used as an impetus to protect ourselves and others, or effect

Back to School Tips

September is around the corner and kids and parents are getting geared up for the  start of a new school year. Whether this is your child’s first year or 12th at school are you preparing yourself and your child for the upcoming school year.   Here are 5 quick tips to get yourself and your family ready for

Helping Your Child Deal With Grief Counselling

  As parents, we are always looking to bear the brunt of anything bad, which might happen in life, and to spare our children hurt and heartache. Unfortunately, you can’t protect your child from everything. Grief can strike a child just as hard as or harder than it can for an adult. When a grandparent, aunt,

Major Relationship Issues? Marriage counselling in Ottawa Can Help

Are you an Ottawa-area couple experiencing issues in your relationship or marriage?  If so, you may be wondering at what point you should participate in relationship counseling or marriage counselling in Ottawa.  Sometimes, relationships disintegrate slowly over time, and couples come in for relationship counselling when the relationship has turned sour.  Other times, a specific

Having trouble being Empathetic?

Empathy, it’s definitely something I know how to do very well when I’m seeing clients in my Kanata office. But when I’m off duty from my work as a therapist and on Mom duty, well I don’t always earn high marks in being empathetic towards my partner or my children.  We’ve  all make mistakes and been

Is Step-Parenting Getting You Down?

Being a stepparent is hard work You feel in love and decided to get married or move in together. Congratulations! How exciting! But now after the wedding, the honeymoon, the move, trying to merge your stuff with his or her stuff comes reality. Just when you want to settle in for a nice quiet evening

Your Bounce Back Ability

BAD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED: NOW WHAT? At different stages of our lives, we must face challenges that we never imagined.  Major life changes, whether they are positive or negative, like getting married or going through a divorce,  or losing your job, can pose serious adjustment struggles. Changes that are unexpected or painful pose additional problems

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

When a Child Dies

A Child’s Death When a child dies, your family is dealt a significant blow. The family may seem to break down as roles start to shift. Parents may be at a loss as to what their roles are now that they have lost a child. How do you see your identity in the family? How