How do you Know if it’s Time to Get Professional Help?
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by developer@wsi
1w ago
Are you wondering if it’s time to consider therapy? In this blog, we’ll explore the signs that may indicate it’s the right moment to seek professional assistance. Mental and emotional health can be complex, and sometimes, self-help isn’t enough. If you’ve been grappling with persistent emotional pain, unresolved issues, or the lingering effects of past traumas, it could be time to consult a trained psychotherapist. We’ll delve into the reasons and benefits of working with a mental health professional to improve your mental well-being and embrace a more fulfilling life.  What are some sign ..read more
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How Do You Let Go of Resentment?
Family Therapy Blog
by Family Therapy
1M ago
Life unfortunately has situations that can lead to feelings of resentment and disappointment. These emotions can weigh you down and hinder your ability to experience the joys of life. While the advice to “let it go” is commonly given, it’s easier said than done. The professional counsellors at Family-Therapy in Ottawa are here to help you explore ways to overcome resentment and disappointment, understanding that the power to find happiness lies within yourself.  In your journey through life, it’s common to experience feelings of letdown, betrayal, and disappointment. These emotions can le ..read more
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How Can You Make Sure You Stick to Your New Year Resolutions? 
Family Therapy Blog
by developer@wsi
2M ago
The new year is coming. Are you setting goals for the upcoming year? Have you created a plan on how you are going to meet your goals? Are you committed to seeing them through to the end? If you need a little help getting the ball rolling on your New Year Resolutions, then you should read our tips now!  So many people have difficulty making their New Year resolutions stick. But you don’t need to join that group. Nataxja Cini, a professional therapist and founder of Family-Therapy, is here with advice on planning and getting support to create goals and resolutions that will last the whole y ..read more
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What is EMDR therapy?
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by Family Therapy
2M ago
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)?  EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a highly effective guided movement therapy technique backed by scientific evidence. It is designed to “reprocess” painful memories, providing a safe and secure environment for individuals to recover from past traumas. This method involves a systematic approach, administered by qualified EMDR therapists, to gradually revisit and address traumatic events, memories, phobias, and fears over a series of sessions.  EMDR timeline varies for each person  The duration ..read more
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What should you do if your child is being bullied?
Family Therapy Blog
by developer@wsi
6M ago
Bullying is an issue that deeply impacts school-age children and their families. You may start to see some of the signs in your child, and you know something just isn’t right, but you can’t pinpoint the cause. Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW is a highly regarded psychotherapist at Family-Therapy in Ottawa, and she wants to reassure you that you aren’t alone. With her extensive experience and compassionate approach, Nataxja sheds light on the complexities of bullying and provides valuable guidance for parents and caregivers.  What are some of the different types of bullying? Bullying can manifest i ..read more
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How can I make divorce easier for my child? 
Family Therapy Blog
by Family Therapy
8M ago
Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally turbulent time for families, especially for children of all ages who have very little say on how divorce will affect their lives. How do you help your children through this difficult time? Nataxja Cini MSW RSW at Family-Therapy in Ottawa stresses that helping your child through separation and divorce means providing extra reassuring emotional support, creating stability, and maintaining familiar routines for your children and teens. Initially separation and divorce can be a difficult time for everyone. Your children are vulnerable to feeling abandon ..read more
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Can Couples Counselling Help My Relationship?
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by Family Therapy
1y ago
Strong relationships do take some work. This is especially true for couples in a love relationship. The unwritten but proven rule is that relationships thrive on clear, positive communication and honesty. When couples have different ideas of what constitutes communication and have contrasting approaches about ways to deal with children, finances, and the dozens of other things that come up every day, it can make a living together tough. Experienced therapists in Ottawa can help you and your partner learn new skills to build a better relationship.   1. What is relationship counselling ..read more
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Are obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours interfering with your daily life? Therapy may be able to help
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by Family Therapy
1y ago
By Nazir Hussain, Social Worker, MSW, RSW PhD  It’s normal, on occasion, to go back and double-check that the door is locked, worry about germs, or have occasional unpleasant reoccurring thoughts. However, if you suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours can become so consuming that they interfere with your daily life. OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts, and ritualized repetitive behaviours you feel compelled to perform. If you have OCD, you probably recognize that your obsessive thoughts and co ..read more
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What happens when you get angry too much and too often?
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by Family Therapy
1y ago
Constantly getting angry and exploding in rage, can cause health problems, such as high blood pressure, insomnia, and heart attack from the stress. Your mental health can also suffer if you are always angry. If you are having trouble controlling your anger, you should think about if you need help with your anger management before it affects your physical and mental health.  Health problems related to anger  When you get angry, your body releases stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones make your heart beat faster and your blood pressure rise. Over time, this can l ..read more
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What Level of Anger is Normal?
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by developer@wsi
1y ago
Anger is a natural emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. While there is no single answer to this question, some experts suggest that a certain amount of anger is considered normal. Many factors, including culture, family background, and life experiences, can influence a person’s level of anger. Some people may be more prone to anger than others, but it is important to remember that everyone experiences anger in different ways.  If you find yourself feeling angry more often than you would like, or if your anger is impacting your daily life in negative ways, it may ..read more
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