Psychotherapy In Nepean

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Better Quality of Life Through
Individualized Treatment & Counselling Services

Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to assist individuals with emotional concerns, which can range in order of their intensity or severity. The main goal of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by assisting an individual in coping with stressors in one’s life.

Whether it is difficulty coping with anxiety, depression, or learning challenges, a professional psychologist can help you improve your mental health through systematic and evidence-based treatment.

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How Waystone Helps You Heal & Grow

Our experience enables us to offer clients a straightforward process to recovery. Having said that, you can rest assured that we do not use a cookie-cutter approach but rather treat each client with the individualized care and attention that you deserve.

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We begin by running a series of
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The assessments help us proceed,
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We’ll do a deep dive together,
isolating specific challenges and
finding effective solutions.

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Anxiety is a wide-ranging condition that ranges from mild symptoms to crippling levels that make life seem extremely challenging or virtually impossible to function. The good news is that, if you’re experiencing anxiety, you’re not alone – it’s one of the most common conditions. Even better, anxiety is also highly treatable.

What we’ll do together is explore the kinds of symptoms and feelings you are experiencing, as well as address the potential source(s) of this anxiety. Then we’ll work on ways to overcome and mitigate the anxiety, helping you move forward on the journey to wellness. Read More


Depression is another commonly seen condition, one that frankly has a variety of meanings to many different people. There is natural and somewhat fleeting depression as a reaction to a loss or major life change, for example. Some people, however, experience a more debilitating, long-term depression, one that can present many obstacles and make the day-to-day seem daunting.

We can work together to identify the symptoms of depression you are experiencing, and we’ll take a look at certain life events and personality traits in tandem. Then we’ll address a wide range of areas that are likely associated with your depression and holding you back – including sleep, diet, exercise and other life factors. This is a proven method of helping people overcome depression. Read More

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Learning Challenges

Learning challenges are not something to be ashamed of. 1 in 10 people have some form of a learning challenge, making it an extremely common phenomenon. Learning challenges can be overcome! There is no need to hide them, to be ‘too proud’ to seek help. On the contrary, the strongest people in life are those who seek help and find ways to overcome their challenges.

We will work together to assess the learning challenge(s) you are facing, finding specific activities and processes in which you may be struggling. Then we’ll take a constructive approach to identify and leverage ways in which you can overcome these challenges and not only survive but even thrive in learning situations. Read More


According to the Ontario Child Health Study, 6.15% of children aged 4 to 16 suffer from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. If left untreated, ADHD can have a significant impact on an individuals social life, education, work, and relationships. At Waystone Psychology, we aim to seek an in-depth understanding of the impact ADHD has in you or your child’s life. Through a Psychoeducational Assessment, we will determine an individual’s strengths and weaknesses with the aim of developing strategies for coping with ADHD to ensure greater educational performance and emotional wellbeing.

While there is no known cure for ADHD, it is a treatable condition which can help manage symptoms and improve outcomes. Waystone Psychology’s focuses on behavioral intervention and coping mechanisms to strengthen skills and learning strategies. Read More

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Waystone: Caring Psychologists With a Unique Vision for Success

Emotional concerns can have a substantial impact on our daily functioning, even beyond their moment-to-moment impact. Emotional difficulties can also affect our concentration, self-respect, and enthusiasm for previously pleasurable activities. The concerns can also spread to other areas of one’s relationships, professional life, and health.

At Waystone Psychology, our role as psychologists is to work together with the client to develop coping strategies and provide support. We help our clients develop new ways of adapting to life’s challenges in order to promote healthy functioning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Isn’t it a sign of weakness to go to a therapist or psychologist?

Not at all! Quite the contrary, in fact. Seeking help is a sign that one recognizes the problem and is willing to take action to make it better. That’s a sign of strength! Counselling helps people assess the stressors and issues that they are facing, then addresses these issues and helps one take steps to overcome what’s holding them back. While society has placed a stigma on therapy, that stigma has been lessening over time. Nowadays there is much more recognition of mental health and emotional struggles as legitimate issues. Much as one would see a medical doctor for treatment of a physical ailment, individual counselling is the best option for people coping with mental and emotional health issues.

If you are looking for a psychologist in Kanata or Nepean, contact Waystone today.

Can one suffer from both anxiety and depression, or are they mutually exclusive?

Anxiety and depression have a lot of overlap. It is not at all uncommon for someone with depression issues to also deal with anxiety. Indeed, they are often two sides of the same coin, coexisting and manifesting themselves simultaneously or alternating. Whereas depression is more of a shutdown reaction to negative feelings and emotions, anxiety is a constant worry about what kind of bad things might happen. Both are part of the stress response system and can most certainly exist side by side, appearing as a debilitating emotional condition. The good news is that anxiety and depression do not need to be treated separately. At Waystone we often treat people who are experiencing issues of both depression and anxiety.

What is psychotherapy and how can it help me?

Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between a qualified therapist and a person seeking support. It is sometimes referred to as therapy or counseling. It entails exploring ideas, feelings, behaviors, and memories in order to enhance well-being and foster personal development.

Psychotherapy can assist people in overcoming a variety of obstacles, including stress management, anxiety or depression coping, interpersonal troubles, trauma healing, self-esteem building, and the development of better coping mechanisms.

At Waystone, we believe that by providing a safe and confidential space for self-reflection, psychotherapy can enhance self-awareness, promote emotional healing, and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

How do I know if I need psychotherapy?

Determining whether psychotherapy is beneficial for you involves considering your emotional well-being and the challenges you are facing. You can benefit from psychotherapy if you present certain symptoms, such as persistent sadness, worry, or hopelessness; problems managing stress from daily life; frequent conflicts in relationships; low self-esteem; a history of trauma or abuse; or big changes or losses in your life.

Seeking assistance from a psychotherapist can be beneficial if your emotional distress is affecting your ability to function on a daily basis, maintain relationships, or enjoy life in general. Our therapists at Waystone can offer you direction, resources, and support to help you deal with these challenges successfully.

What types of issues or conditions can psychotherapy help with?

Psychotherapy is an effective treatment approach for a wide range of issues and mental health conditions including:

  • anxiety disorders
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • eating disorders
  • addiction
  • phobias
  • grief and loss
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-esteem issues
  • anger management
  • stress management and more.

Psychotherapy can also be helpful if you wish to improve your self-awareness, personal growth, and general well-being but do not have a specific diagnosis. It offers a helpful and accepting setting to address a range of worries and difficulties people could encounter during their life. Speak to a therapist at Waystone today to find out more.

How confidential is psychotherapy?

A key component of psychotherapy is confidentiality, which is tightly safeguarded within permissible legal and ethical bounds. Therapists are required by law and professional ethics to maintain their patients’ confidentiality. Your personal information, conversations, and recordings must all be kept in strict confidence.

Before starting therapy, your therapist will provide you with information about the limits of confidentiality, privacy policy, and any exceptions to confidentiality that may apply.

Can I benefit from psychotherapy even if I don't have a diagnosed mental health condition?

Absolutely! Psychotherapy can be valuable for individuals without a diagnosed mental health condition. It provides a safe, supportive environment to discover one’s self, foster personal development, and boost general well-being.

Psychotherapy can offer helpful insights, coping mechanisms, and techniques to help you deal with these problems more successfully, regardless of whether you are dealing with stress, marital troubles, or daily life concerns. You can boost your self-awareness, relationships, and resilience while also raising your general quality of life. Psychotherapy serves as a tool for personal growth and self-improvement in addition to treating mental health conditions.