Coping with Back-to-School Stress in the COVID-19 Era
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Coping with Back-to-School Stress in the COVID-19 Era

It’s back to school time in Ottawa and across Ontario & Canada..   Every year around this time, students, teachers and parents alike start to feel a series of emotions.   Anticipation.   Uncertainty.   Glee (okay, pretty much no one ever… although it’s nice to see your friends again).   Stress (practically everyone).  ...

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Youth Counselling
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CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Youth Counselling

A question we’re sometimes asked is, “Do you have a short-cut, fast-track or life-hack available for youth counselling?”   The short answer is, “no.”   There’s no “magic cure” when it comes to therapy or counselling. This holds true for adults as well as teens, adolescents and youth.   Having said that, one form of...

Disorders in Youth and Teens: Bipolar, OCD, Eating, Addiction, Etc.
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Disorders in Youth and Teens: Bipolar, OCD, Eating, Addiction, Etc.

Mental health is one of the most important factors that people can take into consideration. Mental health disorders can negatively affect other areas of our lives. Even though people have different susceptibilities to these disorders, everyone can be affected. Youth are especially vulnerable to mental health issues, partly due to the changes that happen to...

How Bullying Manifests in 2020 – And How Youth Counseling Can Help
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How Bullying Manifests in 2020 – And How Youth Counseling Can Help

Bullying, no matter how severe, is never acceptable.   Nonetheless, bullying as a concept has existed throughout our civilization, manifesting itself in different forms over the years.   Bullying remains a serious issue in today’s age, especially for youth. It can be extremely problematic in the modern setting, as there are even more avenues for...

Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?
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Is Your Emotional Health Holding Back Your Academic Achievement?

Our emotional state has a significant effect on everyday life and can be a big impact on day-to-day tasks.   Studies have shown that students who are suffering from emotional health issues tend to struggle academically as well. In fact, research and surveys suggest that mental health can directly affect grade. Hard work is not enough for...