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The Dilemma of New Year’s Resolutions

January 19th, 2018

We have all made them..those promises to ourselves that we will make a difference in our lives starting in the New Year! We make them with the best of intentions and often, well maybe sometimes, see some success with those promises for the first week or two in January. But..then something happens…seemingly without intent or effort on your part…you return to old patterns…sometimes slowly and sometimes with one big “I […]

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Kanata Psychology pleased to offer low fee services

January 8th, 2018

The Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre is again pleased to offer reduced-fee services for individuals aged 16 and older. If you are interested in seeking more information about this, please contact our office administrator at or call (613) 435-2729. Alternatively, you can click the “Book an Appointment” button above and in the description, mention you are seeking low fee services. All information you send is secure.

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Barbara Wendlowski, M.A., CCC has joined Kanata Psychology

December 4th, 2017

There have been several positive changes to Kanata Psychology recently. Along with the move to our wonderful new location on 300 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 700, Kanata Psychology is also very pleased to announce that Barbara Wendlowski, M.A., CCC has joined the centre.  Barb is a registered psychotherapist who specializes in support for individuals (18+) and family members and friends who are supporting a loved one who is struggling with substance […]

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We’re Moving!

November 14th, 2017

In an effort to meet the needs of our growing community, we at Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre continue to strive to offer improved access and convenience to our wide range of psychological and counselling services.  In keeping with our shared value of professional dedication and commitment to our Ottawa West community, staff at KPCC are pleased to announce that Monday November 27  2017, WE ARE MOVING our services to […]

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Does your child need a Psychoeducational Assessment?

September 26th, 2017

Does your child need a Psychoeducational Assessment? Most kids struggle in school from time to time, whether it’s difficulty mastering fractions or learning to read.  How do you know if your child’s difficulty is just a bump in the road or whether it is a sign of something more serious, like a Learning Disability or ADHD? An assessment may be needed if: Your child is falling significantly behind classmates She […]

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Traumatic World-Wide Events and our Psychological Well-Being

August 18th, 2017

In an age of constant mass media and social media access, we are seeing an increased interest in understanding how that access affects our psychological well-being. One area of interest, and possible concern, pertains to the access and exposure we can readily have to traumatic world-wide events, such as disasters or violence. Particularly with increased 24- hour news cycles and/or access to live footage, what do we know so far […]

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The Forgotten ‘F” Word

June 22nd, 2017

For all of you with your mind in the gutter you can jump on out.  This blog is not about that particular topic, but rather another word/biological response that while ever present seems to have been forgotten. Most have heard of the Flight or Fight Response, yet many do not know that there is another third and quite common response known as Freezing.  These biological responses are a result of […]

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Promoting Happiness in our Children

May 9th, 2017

Martin Seligman, a leading researcher in the field of positive psychology, has worked towards a better understanding of what makes life more fulfilling. In his work on well-being, Seligman has indicated that 40 percent of our potential for happiness lies within our control. That means that, although we cannot easily change our circumstances or our genes, there are things we can learn that can improve our outlook on life and […]

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Spring is in the Air! 6 Ways to Work Through Numbed Emotion

April 17th, 2017

It’s April and the winter is behind us. There may still be remnants of snow on the ground but the season has passed; it’s somewhere off in the distance. The lows that come with the darkness of winter are slowly shifting and the sun is beginning to shine through. Spring is in the air and we’re making it to the other side! The frozen ground slowly softens, the snow turns […]

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Raising Resilient Kids Through Caring Relationships

March 30th, 2017

Growing up can be hard. Children are faced with the tasks of learning to make sense of the world around them, adapting to inevitable changes, and within all that, trying to find a sense of belonging. Some children seem to navigate through serious life challenges easily, while others get overwhelmed by small changes. Resilience makes a big difference in how one responds to challenges, whether it be every day stress […]

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