Debbie Welsh, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counselor ( Registered Social Worker)
Location: #310-546 St.Paul Street, Kamloops
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Children need to know that they are safe, secure and loved at all times. Working with children requires a specialized touch from the therapist. Developing the initial first visit is crucial for developing the relationship with the child. Children are creative and playful beings who express themselves through these avenues of experiential engagement. When working with children I observe their interaction, play, behaviours, expressions and listen to what it is they are saying or not saying. Actions and behaviours speak louder than words.
``It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult...choose your words wisely.`` (Unknown)
Nicole Ripley, BA (Psychology), MA (Counselling), RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 201-1460 Pandosy St., Kelowna V1Y 1P3
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When I work with young children I utilize art therapy techniques whereby we look at creating images through drawings, comic strips, hand painting and other creative means to assist the child in expressing difficult feelings and thoughts. We use imaginative metaphors and narrative therapy techniques to assist child in their story telling. These techniques assist in implementing behavioral change by providing tangible solutions self-created by the children. For example, when creating a comic strip whereby we look at the environments in which the child feels anxious, depressed etc. We look at the potential powers the child has to get through those challenges in those specific environments.
Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist
Registered Professional Counsellor
Location: 787 Torrs. Crt., Kelowna V1W 1B5
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I am a psychotherapist who has worked in community agencies serving children, youth and families for over 20 yrs. No matter the origins of a child's difficulties, the most effective way to work them out is in the parent-child relationship. In therapy Annette will provide a safe, non-judgemental environment to help parents apply principles of attachment to strengthen their parent-child relationship. This would include exploring ways to overcome the difficulties they have been experiencing as well as taking steps towards their family's goals.
Jordan Penner, M.A., RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: 1433 St Paul Street - 2nd floor, Kelowna V1Y 2E4
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I provide Comfortable play and art therapy sessions for children, that allows them to interact with their emotions without becoming overwhelmed. When given the proper setting Children have the innate ability to process their past traumas, hurts, or relationship transitions and move towards positive growth and academic potential. Child parent relationships can become strained during a separation; I work to help parents connect with their child and identifying areas of support.
Dennis Leclair, B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc., CCRC, RRP (OUT OF OFFICE UNTIL APRIL 2015)
Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (OUT OF OFFICE UNTIL APRIL 2015)
Location of Therapist: Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7
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Early identification of potential developmental and behavioural concerns or strengths is extremely important to the success of your child. Often, children move through elementary school, displaying behaviours that are not identified and may lead to learning disabilities, attentional concerns, social or emotional difficulties and poor academic performance.
My counselling sessions involving young children focus on evaluation and assessment of the child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities. This information is often gathered through observation of the child in his/her learning environment, consultation with instructors, parents and teachers and formal assessment sessions.
SEVA Counselling, M.A., RCC
Marriage and Family Therapy, Registered Clinical Counsellors
Location: 202 1517 Water Street, Kelowna V1Y 3J8
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Children and adolescents successfully meet most of the challenges posed by the various stages of their development. They also have incredible resiliency in the face of challenging environments and life issues. At the same time they are, however, very aware and sensitive to the stress in family life and their environments. When having difficulty coping, adolescent distress can manifest itself through difficulties in learning, relationships and in emotional & behavioural development. Children have less experiences, fewer coping skills and less control over their environment. They also have difficulty describing emotional problems. Distress can manifest in such ways as irritability, sleeping or eati....
Child Psychologist Kelowna.
If you have children who need professional counselling, a child psychologist Kelowna, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Kelowna child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in British Columbia. We hope you will contact one of our Kelowna children's therapists or child psychologists for Kelowna, BC child counselling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of British Columbia therapists who specialize in counselling for children. A Kelowna child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Kelowna, BC, or select a Kelowna child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.