Thriving Child and Parent Services, MSW, RSW

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Joanne Fox (formerly of The Hincks-Dellcrest) and Beth Sibley (formerly of ROCK, Reach Out Centre for Kids) specialize in children's behaviour problems, social and emotional concerns and anxiey and provide effective service in a timely manner. Free phone consultation.

Joanne Fox, MSW, RSW and Beth Sibley, MSW, RSW specialize in treating children from infancy to adolescence who are experiencing behavioural, social and emotional difficulties and anxiety. In their clinical practice, Joanne and Beth treat:

  • Anxiety 
  • Behavioural issues 
  • Stress management 
  • Parent-child conflict 
  • Sibling conflict 
  • Aggression (hitting, biting) 
  • Power struggles 
  • Impact of separation and divorce 
  • Blended Families 
  • Self-esteem/ self-confidence
  • Trauma
  • Assertiveness/bullying issues/Anger management
  • Non-compliance (not listening, not cooperating) 
  • School refusal 
  • Separation anxiety (clinginess) 
  • Feeding issues (picky eaters) 
  • Temper tantrums 
  • Sleeping issues 
  • Safety issues (running, bolting) 
  • Self-regulation 
  • Attachment issues
  • Other treatments include: 
  • Autism-support for families 
  • Adoption-support for behaviour and attachment related issues 
  • ADHD/ADD-support for families 
  • New mothers/parents - experiencing Postpartum Depression, baby blues or having difficulty understanding and soothing their baby
  • Professional Workshops/Educational Seminars available upon request

Joanne and Beth are committed to professional development and train teachers and clinicians to run evidence-based anxiety groups in their schools and clinics for children from age 4 to 17. A recent study found that the "Friends Anxiety Program" had significantly greater effects than other programs overall and is the program supported by the strongest research evidence.* They also run community and parent workshops throughout Ontario.

Joanne and Beth understand the importance of providing accessible, effective service in a timely manner. Their services are covered under most extended health plans and they offer weekday, evening and Saturday appointments, in office or in-home (upon approval).

Joanne Fox, MSW, RSW

Joanne has worked for more than 15 years in children's mental health, in a variety of clinical and community settings, with very young children as well as adolescents. She has worked in hospitals with parents and families, has treated families from diverse backgrounds who have experienced trauma, and has run parenting groups as well as parent-child interaction groups.

In her current clinical practice, Joanne helps parents to manage their child's acting out behaviour in a calm manner, to improve home and school environments. She believes that by building strong relationships between parents and their children that children will grow to be resilient, competent members of society.

Joanne is committed to advancing her own clinical skills and is trained in the Fun Friends and Friends Programs, an evidence-based treatment approach for anxious children. She is also trained in the Advanced Brief and Narrative Training Program at the Hincks-Dellcrest in Toronto.

Joanne Fox holds Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work degrees, and is a Registered Social Worker. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Joanne lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband and three children. She is an active volunteer and believes in giving back to her community.


Beth Sibley, MSW, RSW

Beth has more than 25 years of experience working with children from infancy to aged 16, and their parents. She specializes in meeting the needs of children from infancy to age 12. Believing that parents are the most important people in children's lives, her collaborative approach helps parents better understand and support their children and their challenging behaviours.

Beth's background as a Clinical Therapist at ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids), an accredited children's mental health agency in the Halton region, along with her background as a Child Life Specialist, in hospital settings, has allowed her to understand the challenges and struggles that parents and children often live with. Focusing on children's mental health, she treats the anxiety, social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties that can disrupt children's home and school lives. Beth also works with children and parents who have experienced a life event, diagnosis, or illness that has impacted the parent-child relationship. She has provided supervision and consultation to the Region of Halton's Infant and Child Development Services program regarding infant, child and adult mental health.

Beth is trained to deliver the Fun Friends and Friends group programs that treat and prevent childhood anxiety.

A Registered Social Worker, Beth holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and belongs to the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Beth and her husband live in Halton Region and have two children.


  *Schwartz, C., Waddell, C. Barican, J., Garland, O., Gray-Grant,D.,& Nightingale,L. (2012). Preventing problematic anxiety. Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly, 6 (1), 1-12. Vancouver, BC: Children’s Health Policy Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon FraserUniversity.


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Milton ON
Oakville ON