Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Black Diamond, AB.

Find a child psychologist or a counsellor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Black Diamond, Alberta.


Christie Orr-Brown, RN, MN
Child Therapist

Christie Orr-Brown, RN, MN

Nurse Specialist, Family Counsellor

In T2T 3S9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Children struggle with a variety of mental health concerns, including externalizing behaviours (tantrums, angry outbursts, aggression), anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and ADHD. Utilizing narrative, CBT and play therapy techniques, your children will gain insight into their own reactions and behaviours, and ways of communicating distress to caregivers. A significant parent and family therapy component empowers caregivers and families to help children live their best lives.

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych.
Child Therapist

Gerard Alberts, M.Ed., R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T2V 0E4 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Gerard has many years of experience as a school psychologist and provides Psychoeducational Assessments for children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges, including reading, writing, mathematics, ADHD, and emotional/behavioural issues. He has diverse experience as a psychologist and leader in social services, schools, university, workplaces, and his private practice. Using a theoretical foundation of social learning and cognitive-behavioural training, he is well-versed in various kinds of formal and informal assessment and solution-focussed approaches. He listens carefully to understand your needs and relies on his extensive experience to help you find solutions.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

BOOK APPOINTMENT NOW: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112 Please note that I  live in Calgary so most of my clients live here, but I do offer online counselling through a secure service made specifically for physicians and psychologists (similar to Skype or FaceTime). Most people find this as helpful as seeing me in person. You must live in Alberta, however, as this is the only province in which I am licensed to practice. With 31 years of experience, I have expertise in several approaches. My main approaches include cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, and existential therapy. I am also familiar with solution focused therapy and oth

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling
Child Therapist

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

In T2W 2V5 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

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.

Tanya Hansen, Masters (Coun), CPC, CCC
Child Therapist

Tanya Hansen, Masters (Coun), CPC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor/Psychotherapist

In T1S 1A8 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Completed a certificate in Children's Mental Health at Mount Royal University, Calgary in 2014 and Play based therapy for Trauma at Rocky Mountain Play Therapy, Calgary AB as well as Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment (ChIPPA) for ages 3-7 years old in December 2012. We will be offering a six-week pilot project group for children wih ADD/ADHD in January 2016. Please see website for details www.tanyahansencounselling.com

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist
Child Therapist

Kate Kolskog, Registered Psychologist

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

In T2H 0M2 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy addresses physical, mental, and cognitive disorders. At Supporting Wellness our occupational therapist focuses on sensory regulation, as well as child and adult ADHD assessment, and coaching. Speech Therapy Speech Therapy offers many forms to assess and facilitate speech. Our speech therapist addresses many areas specific to the individual need. This facilitation and learning process is provided in a fun-filled environment. PsychoEducational Assessment Supporting Wellness Psychological and Family Services offers several forms of assessment. Our specialized therapists offer assessment in learning, behaviour, speech, sensory perception, and ADHD.

Verlyne Christensen, M.Sc.
Child Therapist

Verlyne Christensen, M.Sc.

Psychologist / Psychologue

In T2T 2B1 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

It is not always easy to understand our young children. Through the use of art and play therapy for the child and an interview with parents, I can provide parents of young children with practical ways and ideas to better address a particular issue they are dealing with (e.g., anxiety, defiance, nightmares). For more information or to set up your first appointment, you can visit my website at www.Verlyne.com

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych
Child Therapist

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T3H 4H9 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

I work with children as young a five years of age and find that it is necessary to have parents' actively participate in therapy with their child. Children typically respond well to therapy when they understand that they are not the problem and they can see that their parents are learning and trying new skills and strategies too. Children are developmentally primed to learn new things with the right skills and strategies they make great progress.

Velma Noble, MA, RP, CCC-S, CPCS, PAg (Ret)
Child Therapist

Velma Noble, MA, RP, CCC-S, CPCS, PAg (Ret)

Registered Psychotherapist; Cdn. Clinical Counsellor Supervisor; Certified Professional Counsellor Supervisor; Professional Agrologist (PAg-Ret)

In T3E 5R6 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

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....

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.
Child Therapist

Val Kendall, Ph.D., M.A., Dip. Ed., C.C.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 1J5 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Dr. Val usually has no problem engaging with children. She taught for many years before entering counselling, which was a natural for her, moving from physical education teacher to play therapist. She likes to draw on filial (means family member) play therapy and transfer her skills to the parent(s) so they can become the therapeutic partner for their children. Her reasoning is that she, herself will only be acquainted with each child for but a short time but that the parent will be there for life. Dr. Val is a fully qualified Play Therapist certified in Canada and the USA.

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych
Child Therapist

Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T1S 2C3 - Nearby to Black Diamond.

Children often tell their feelings through their actions. Counselling can help children learn to sort through their emotions and begin to express them in healthier ways. In therapy they can learn coping strategies that they can use for a lifetime. When working with young children, their guardians are an active part of their therapy and may develop new strategies to help support their child through difficulties and increase their child's confidence in being able to handle life's joys and struggles in healthier ways.


You have found the top therapists in Black Diamond, AB who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our Alberta page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Black Diamond, Alberta who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Black Diamond today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Black Diamond is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 3.84 square kilometers.  The population of Black Diamond is 2,700 people with 1,098 households . The population ranking for Black Diamond is #1102 nationally and #130 for the province of Alberta with a density of 702.70 people per sq km. Black Diamond therapists serve postal code: T0L.