Counselling helps improves children’s lives.

There are many ways your child may show you that they are in distress. For some, it’s acting out, fighting, having temper tantrums or bullying their peers. For others, their warning signs may be withdrawing, shutting down emotionally, falling behind in school or ignoring you. While some behavioral patterns may simply be a part of your child’s personality, external influences can also play a big role. Counselling has been proven to be effective in addressing the following issues:

  • Being bullied
  • Excessive use of technology
  • Physical or sexual trauma
  • Exposure to alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Witnessing violence and chronic conflict
  • Losing a friend or loved one
  • Parental separation or divorce

Counselling is an effective and non-intrusive intervention to support your child.

Therapy can reduce the need for or the amount of medication in many cases. A decision about medication will depend on whether other interventions can be utilized first and on the opinion of a qualified medical professional such as a doctor, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse.

Effective therapy based on the following approaches:



Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on teaching your child about their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. The therapist works with you and your child to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and teaches personal coping strategies to achieve therapeutic goals.


Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) focuses on improving emotion regulation, mindfulness and healthy coping strategies. DBT is based on developing skills and especially effective for preteens and teens with mood regulation challenges.


Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) fosters positive relationship building between parent and child through parent training and live coaching. PCIT empowers parents and improves the child’s self regulation, compliance and distress tolerance.


Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) incorporates mindfulness and goal-setting based on personal values to support teens and parents in living a meaningful life.


Child and Family Therapy can help identify root causes and supports children with:

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Depression and Mood
  • Behavioral Issues including Oppositional Defiant Disorder​
  • Challenging Family Interactions
  • Difficulties with Self-Regulation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • School-based behavioral challenges
  • Selective Mutism
  • High-Functioning Autism
  • Social Development Delays


Research explains that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important factor to produce results. I view children as complete and whole individuals, deserving of respect, and this is equally true for every member of a family. Our warm, engaging style creates a safe and comfortable environment for all of you so that you can take steps together to improve life for your child.

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