Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker
#202 - 2120 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3R7
Children receiving therapy with Lurline will benefit from advanced training in a number of play and creative arts strategies, as well as parent-child attachment. Play methods are more naturally designed to assist children with processing their emotional difficulties. Children feel more comfortable dealing with their strong emotions using play and art. The expectation of working through difficult themes using traditional talk therapies that were never designed with children in mind is rarely successful. Parents who bring their children in are kept informed, given suggestions for how best to support their child, and often may be asked to become involved in therapy sessions to improve success.
Journey Counselling, Inc., MA, MSc, R.Psych, RMFT, CCC
Reg. Psychologist, Marriage & Famly Therapist, Counsellors
1404 10 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4M8
For children needing to talk, needing a venue to express themselves. It could be about stuff at home or at school, parent's divorce, tension, bullying, difficulty with friends or questions about what to do when they finish school. Parents can learn to respond to their children more effectively, the difference between parenting to protect and parenting to prepare and the principles of less talk and more action. Testing for learning disability, giftedness and emotional challenges also offered including psycho-educational assessments for children of all ages. Recommendations are made for school and home settings and these reports can be used as part of your application to independent schools.
Monique Smith, M.S.W., B.A. (Religion), R.S.W.
Masters in Social Work; Registered Social Worker
Ranchlands NW Calgary and Cochrane, AB, Calgary, AB T3G 1E4
Prusik works with children experiencing emotional & behavioural problems. By teaching children and parents simple emotional regulation skills ( "grounding") and by practicing these skills, children are able to create healthy neural-pathways (pathways in the brain). Prusik exposes children to various fun activities such as riding a bike, gymnastics, obstacle courses etc., and helps them regulate their emotions (i.e. anxiety, anger etc.). Prusik may incorporate board games and family activities into sessions. Each child is unique. Prusik creates a therapeutic approach that best fits each child/youth. For more information: www.prusikyouthservices.com.
Velma Noble, BA, MA, CCC, CPC, PAg (Ret)
Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC), Certified Professional Counsellor (Pastoral) CPC)
203, 6628 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, AB T3E 5R8
Occasionally a child's response to life's pressures may become severe, and the parents' attempts to help their child may be unsuccessful. Children who have experienced considerable change in their lives or who have survived traumatic events need to express and understand their feelings. Stress related to a major life transition such as parental divorce may be impairing a child’s ability to cope and function. Separation anxiety, life-threatening medical problems, and repeat encounters with bullying are common difficulties for young children entering therapy. Through the therapeutic use of play, children are given the opportunity to express their feelings naturally, and safely, thus enabling the....
Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor
Braeside Dr. S.W., Calgary, AB T2W 2V5
Children are just little people. They hear what you hear, they see what you see and, though differently, they understand and their little hearts get broken too. When little hearts get broken they need a safe place where they can come and, right along side of mom, learn what it means for both of you to care for their heart. Come, and learn how our Christian counselling and play therapy can both heal your child's heart and empower you to continue that healing.
Murray Molohon, M.A. Registered Psychologist
Registered Psychologist: Counselling Services of Calgary
209, 317-37 Ave N, Calgary, AB T2E 6P6
Usually children are seen in the context of being seen with their main caregivers (usually parents). Helping the caregivers to be able to overcome areas they struggle with as a part of helping their children can be the most effective help for the children. As the caregivers overcome their struggles they can be in a better space to help their children. However, sometimes the help for the children needs to be provided at the same time as help is being given for the caregivers. Help for the children is then provided and the caregivers may observe how the help is given to be able to implement some of the techniques themselves.
Lindamarie Gossen, BCR, MA Psych
Registered Provisional Psychologist
1511 10 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1E8
Young people, like adults, experience stress. It can come from a variety of sources including doing well in school, making and sustaining friendships, or managing perceived expectations from their parents, teachers, or coaches. Some stress can be positive in that it provides the energy to tackle a big test, presentation, or sports event. Too much stress, however, can create unnecessary hardship and challenge. Adults can sometimes be unaware when their children or teens are experiencing overwhelming feelings of stress. Tuning into emotional or behavioral cues is important in identifying potential problems and working with your young person to provide guidance and support to successfully work throu....