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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

Teen Dating Violence

Have you experienced Dating Violence? Has your Teen experienced Dating Violence? It’s scary to think that teens and parents are often unaware that they, their teens or friends have experienced dating violence. Teen dating violence is emotional, physical, sexual or mental abuse within the bounds of a romantic or potential relationship. It’s not talked about

Turn Anger to Action with Anger Management Help in Ottawa

There is hardly a Canadian who hasn’t witnessed the failure, and subsequent fallout, of popular store Target’s venture into our country. However one may choose to keep up with the news, it would be hard to avoid all the stories and conjecture surrounding Target’s departure from Canada: Perhaps even stronger than the disappointment over what

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

Ottawa Counselling Emphasizes the Importance of Family in Dodging Teen Depression

Ottawa 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