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Liesel Aranyosi, B.S. Psychology, RPC, CBT
Registered Professional Counsellor
Location: 53 Bluegrass Dr., Kanata
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Children's and adolescents' brains are not fully developed at their stage of the life cycle. Therefore, there are special tools that I use in my assessments of issues normally occuring around this age group. I use a " young children" language when I teach them what I would normally teach adults. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for children to know how to think rationally while they are just in the learning phase of their lives. When they know how to think in ways that work for them, they will stand a better chance of avoiding the mental mistakes that most of us have learned incorrectly from the different environments we were exposed to, thus, will grow up to be happier adults!
Sandra Forbes, M.Sc., RSW, RMFT, Approved Adoption Practitioner
Registered Couple & Family Therapist, Social Worker
Location: 300 March Road, Suite 440,, Kanata/Ottawa
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Sandra Forbes, Relationship Solutions helps parents help their children. Challenges faced by children are addressed by understanding the child and people involved and the family. In some situations the children who come to Relationship Solutions have been diagnosed with for example aspergers syndrome, ADD or ADHD. They also may have no diagnosis and yet there are challenges identified. How parents work with their children in a way that works best for all family members (including themselves!) is where we focus. We are experts at Identifying family patterns that are working well and others that were once effective and may need now to shift.
Monica Meyer, M.Ed, CCC
Location: 300 March Road, Suite 424, Kanata
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Children and youth may need a neutral, safe place to express themselves. Therapy can help healing, develop coping skills, and relieve stress. If you notice a change of personality, loss of pleasure in enjoyable activities, sleep difficulties, withdrawal, fears and anxieties, or a behavioural regression, therapy might be recommended. When dealing with children and youth using the least invasive method is proven to be the most effective. Accordingly, if possible, I like to counsel the parent(s) to help the child, and only meet with their child if required or if it is requested by the child.
Anne Schultz, M. Ed., CCC
Registered Relationship Counsellor
Location: 300 March Road, Kanata
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Children & adolescents often benefit from having someone to talk to, to help them make sense of the changes along the path to adulthood. If your child is having difficulties with behavior, friends, anxiety, anger, self esteem, or motivation we can help. Anne is a child specialist & certified trainer for “Friends Resiliency Training”, an international child and youth anxiety prevention program from Brisbane University, Australia & she has been conferred with a “trusted counsellor” designation by secondary students, sponsored by the Kanata Community Resource Centre. She has assisted children with bullying through peer tutoring groups and trains youth in conflict mediation and peace building
Monika Gal, M.Ed., CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Location: 2039 Robertson Road, Suite 209, Ottawa
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My priority when counselling children is to provide them with a warm, child-friendly, and stable therapeutic relationship within which therapy can occur. Children will feel safe and be able to express themselves when they experience the genuineness and safety of the therapist. With younger children between the ages of four to twelve, I provide therapy through play (in other words, "play therapy") because children of this age have less developed verbal skills. In play therapy, the child and therapist communicate through toys and play in a fun yet therapeutic manner. This allows the child to express and resolve his or her troubles with the help of the therapist.
Michelle Bentley, MA, BEd, RMFT
Individual Counsellor & Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa
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Child counselling and therapy supports children and families through difficulties; family changes, unexplained behaviours, learning challenges, anxiety, losses, managing emotions, or with parenting coaching. Creative approaches including play therapy keep children interested, and involve parents so the family as a team learns how to make hard things easier. For youth, talk therapy and creative ideas help to motivate change, with appropriate parent involvement. My background in education and family work gives me unique experience to support your family to understand yourself better, develop coping skills, explore emotions, and work towards the family lifestyle you prefer. Serve Ottawa & west.
Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Location: 127 Willow Street, Ottawa
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I specialize in working with children and adolescents. With younger children, I use psychodynamically oriented play, art and games to enable children to express themselves. It is important for me to work closely and collaboratively with parents to figure out a way to help their children. With adolescents, I use talk therapy as a way of working through issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties with peers or academics, attachment/adoption issues, gender/sexuality issues, substance use, coping skills, or emotion regulation.
Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker
Location: 2039 Robertson Road Suite 260, Ottawa
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Youth will find a safe and secure environment where they can divulge their daily worries and concerns and work on developing problem solving skills to face everyday challenges. By using their strengths and qualities youth will work on developing the tools and skills needed for them to cope with their emotions in a healthy way and to reach their academic and future career goals. Youth will learn to build better relationships with their families, teachers and peers. If the Client is consenting, families will be included in the child's therapeutic journey and a goal will be set to help families develop meaningful bonds through healthy communication and understanding.
Heather Holmes, B.Ed, BSW, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist
Location: , Ottawa
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When should you seek the help of a child therapist?
If your child is experiencing emotional difficulties at home, school or community, you should consider seeking professional help for your child. Children, like adults, face challenges in their lives. Life can be stressful and they need extra help in understanding and processing difficult emotions.
What is play therapy?
Play therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play is a child’s natural way of expression and play therapy helps them communicate their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
Please contact me to discuss your current concerns, and how we might work together to help both you and your child.
Centre For Interpersonal Relationships
Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors
Location: 388 Albert St., Unit 2, Ottawa
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Children need safety, nurturance, affirmation, structure, and guidance to gain a positive sense of self, of others, and of the world around them.
Centre for Interpersonal Relationship psychologists and clinicians assist children to develop a positive self-concept. Through our work, we help children build a more positive view of themselves and improve their capacity to connect and relate effectively with others in their home and school environment.
Child Psychologist Stittsville ON.
If you have children who need professional counselling, a child psychologist Stittsville ON, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Stittsville ON child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Ontario. We hope you will contact one of our Stittsville ON children's therapists or child psychologists for Stittsville, ON child counselling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of Ontario therapists who specialize in counselling for children. A Stittsville ON 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 Stittsville, ON, or select a Stittsville ON child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.