Child and Adolescent Counselling
Both childhood and adolescence is a time of immense change and growth, and with that comes many stressors that kids (and parents) have to navigate through. In therapy sessions, we offer a supportive environment for children and teens to feel and understood, while also helping them to build insight, coping skills, balance, and resiliency. Therapeutic support is tailored to each child’s unique strengths and needs. In sessions, we integrate various therapeutic approaches (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, narrative, attachment, solution-focused) to help children learn and grow from the difficult events and feelings experienced in their life.
Younger children typically spend more of their time in play, sand-tray, and art-based activities, while older children and teens spend more time talking directly about the challenges they are facing. In addition, your child may engage in direct skill building and practice to help facilitate their positive coping skills (e.g., mindfulness and relaxation), social and conflict resolution skills, or to decrease their fears and anxiety. By building a safe therapeutic environment, children and teens can explore their thoughts and feelings, and make positive change.