Does My Child or Teen Need Therapy?
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Does My Child or Teen Need Therapy?

“Does my son need therapy?” “Should I get my daughter counselling?” There are questions we’re asked all the time here at Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa. The series of events – or the long, gradual decline – that brought you to this place is significant and shouldn’t be diminished in any way. Chances are, if...

Identifying and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder in Ottawa
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Identifying and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder in Ottawa

  What’s the difference between shyness and social anxiety? Though this might sound like the setup for a bad joke, social anxiety disorder is nothing to laugh about. It’s rough out there for anyone who suffers from this insidious, often-overlooked condition, feeling a fear of going out into society and being amongst people on a...

Overcoming Exam Anxiety in Ottawa
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Overcoming Exam Anxiety in Ottawa

With exam time approaching, many students find themselves stressed – more than usual, even. Is it the pressure to do well? Do youth feel a burden placed by society (teachers, parents, et al)? Perhaps its in our competitive nature as human beings? Whatever the reasons, a clear link exists between exams and anxiety. We’ll delve...

What Yelling Does to A Child (and How to Stop It)
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What Yelling Does to A Child (and How to Stop It)

Yelling. We’ve all been there. At one point or another, our frustration levels peak high on (or off!) the charts. Sometimes it’s a gradual climb to that place. At other times, it’s a rapid spike. Why? After all, at heart, we don’t want to yell. We don’t feel good about yelling, at least not afterward....

How to Treat the Back to School Blues
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How to Treat the Back to School Blues

As summer winds down, Back to School time in Ottawa is upon us. Let’s be honest: not many people actually look forward to this time of year. And why should you?! You’ve been enjoying the summer, able to sleep in, not have a schedule imposed on you, and getting to spend quality time with friends....

The Benefits Of Ottawa Youth Counselling
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The Benefits Of Ottawa Youth Counselling

Nobody questions the wisdom of seeing your family dentist and doctor at least once a year, benefits of preventative care are obvious. But going to counselling or the therapist is something that people typically only do when they become aware of a problem that needs solving. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...