Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Calgary, AB.

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

Child Therapist

Mervin Van der Spuy, DTh-Counselling, BSc-Pharmacy


Suite 500 Macleod Place II, 5940 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta

Medication for ADHD (Ritalin etc.) is not just controversial in the social media; it often is a big and difficult decision for the parents of young children. Some say it is totally overprescribed, while others shy away from getting their children the help they need because of media hype, mostly unfounded. Dr Mervin (Paraklesis Counselling) can come alongside you, and as psychopharmacologist assist you in making the best evidence-based decision for the mental and emotional wellbeing of your child. If it’s you that needs the ‘sedative’ and not the child, he will tell you – the best interest of the child will always be the focus.

Child Therapist

Jeannine Crofton, M. A. Counselling Psychology.

Registered Psychologist

115-1st Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta

I can help your child with their transition to separation and divorce. I have worked with children as young as seven years old and with adult children who continue to struggle to make sense of the transitions in their families. Children at times become fearful and anxious as a result of school issues, family transitions or grief and loss. I understand developmental stages and how that capacity grows as they age.

Child Therapist

Journey Counselling, Inc., MA, MSc, R.Psych, RMFT, CCC

Reg. Psychologist, Marriage & Famly Therapist, Counsellors

1404 10 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

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

Registered Psychologist

#318 Mayfair Place, 6707 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

Roslyn Hansen-Henze, BSW, MA Counseling

Registered Christian Counsellor, Certified Professional Counsellor

Braeside Dr. S.W., Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

Alexandra Vartosu, M.C. (Psych.)

Registered Prov. Psychologist

Synergea - 9 Arbour Lake Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta

In today's world, children encounter a great deal of stress, on multiple fronts: academic performance, high achievement standards, heavy scheduling, peer pressure, bombarded by media (TV, Internet, Messaging), as well as family tension. When they don't have adequate solutions to help them cope with their stress, they tend to act out, or give up, or get into unhealthy behaviours. In working with me, I can offer them a non-judgmental sympathetic ear, as well as strategies that can help them make wiser decisions, be aware of their strengths, deal effectively with stress, encourage hope and optimism, develop tangible skills to navigate their world, and take care of their mind and body.

Child Therapist

Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

Suite #226 Westhills Corporate Centre, 7370 Sierra Morena Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

Murray Molohon, M.A. Registered Psychologist

Registered Psychologist: Counselling Services of Calgary

209, 317-37 Ave N, Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

Bow Valley Counselling, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

#202 - 2120 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, Alberta

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.

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)

203, 6628 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, Alberta

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....

Child Therapist

Kate Kolskog

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

409, 8989 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta

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.

Child Therapist

Verlyne Christensen, M.Sc.

Psychologist / Psychologue

# 1 - 1519, 34 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta

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

Child Therapist

Carl Malmsten, CouplesWork Senior Therapist

CouplesWork Senior Therapist

#208 478 Bernard Ave, Kelowna,

Having young children and problems surrounding children can both result from distress in relationships and precipitate distress. Support in addressing these issues can have a signifiacant positive impact on overall relationship functioning. The fact that relationships are one of our primary coping mechanisms multiplies the potential distress when these are present as it impacts the very mechanisms we use to cope.

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

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Calgary is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 825.56 square kilometers.  The population of Calgary is 1.25 million people with 466,725 households . The population ranking for Calgary is #3 nationally and #1 for the province of Alberta with a density of 1501.10 people per sq km. Calgary therapists serve postal code: T2G.