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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

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

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