Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Gibbons, AB.

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


Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych
Child Therapist

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

I work with children from the age of 3 to 17. While adolescents are able to engage appropriately in more traditional "talk therapy," younger children do not have the skills to verbally share their feelings or experiences. Instead, they will often work through their issues in more symbolic ways, such as through play. Different types of play are used, such as sandtray play, dolls or puppets, books, art, storytelling, and therapeutic board games. While the child plays, I ask questions and probe for more information, in an attempt to assist the child to share feelings, resolve difficulties, gain a sense of mastery, and problem solve in a healthy manner.

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych
Child Therapist

Shift Psychological, Ph.D, Psychologist, MA, R, Psych

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists

In T5N 1R7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

As children we acquire non-nurturing elements in our formative years we can either be raised in nurturing environments or non-nurturing environments. Regardless of which environment we were raised in there are always flaws that get in the way of us being adaptive or feeling like we’re unconditionally supported and loved. There can be themes such as a caregiver being critical or controlling, never being home, or having addictions.

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)
Child Therapist

Doreen Foy, M.Sc.(MFT)

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3W1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Significant life events — such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; divorce or a move; trauma; a parent leaving on military deployment; or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic or social functioning. In some cases, it's not as clear what's caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stress, sulky, or tearful. But if you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, it is worth checking. I have worked with children for 14 years and provide an environment in which parents and child feel at ease in exploring issues.

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
Child Therapist

SunRise Psychology Centre, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT

Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, Psychology Interns

In T8H 0N2 - Nearby to Gibbons.

At SunRise we offer a variety of services for young children. We do play therapy for children, where the focus is on establishing a trusting relationship, where important themes can be processes. We also offer assessments in school psychology, both clinical and psycho-educational. Young children in school, in families and in friendships can have daunting challenges, and we are here to help with transitions, delays in emotional functioning, bullying, and socio-emotional traumas.

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology
Child Therapist

Sasha Campbell, BA, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T6E 1Z1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

After working in Children's Mental Health for many years, I have developed numerous styles and techniques for coaching children and youth. I typically start with play therapy or art therapy to make each child feel more comfortable during their sessions. Collaborative Problem Solving is typically the model I teach each child, in order to minimize conflict at home. This approach focuses on goals for the entire family and teaches optimal parenting techniques.

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.
Child Therapist

Hilda Huj, B.A., M.A.

Registered Clinical/Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

In T5K 1C5 - Nearby to Gibbons.

In my work with young children I use Play Therapy, incorporated with the integrative approach, in order to prevent or resolve psychological, social and behavioral challenges. During Play Therapy, the children are provided with a safe and nurturing environment, where they are empowered to freely use their natural healing potential. This results in their optimal growth and development.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Child Therapist

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T8R 1W1 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Our therapists can help your kids to • Grow strong and face tough situations without losing confidence • Manage all types of moods and behaviours effectively • Increase self confidence and learn to overcome stress and suffering • Learn to create a good relationship with everyone • Develop skills to overcome pain and unhappiness • Improve the relationship with siblings

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Child Therapist

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Gibbons.

We have psychologists and counsellors who offer play, and art therapy to assist your child. Therapy can help your child who may be struggling at school, with friendships, adjusting to change, divorce and other difficulties. Art and Play therapy can be especially helpful with autistic, young children, and children and adolescents who struggle with articulating their feelings. Play and art therapy offer a non-verbal mode of expression. Through these treatment modalities children can learn new ways of problem solving, healthier ways of expressing themselves, develop empathy and respect for others.

Janel Daugela, MC
Child Therapist

Janel Daugela, MC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

In T5N 3N8 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Most of my experience working with young children has been related to trauma. I find that children are incredibly resilient, and although they may struggle with language there are many ways to provide healing. I use interventions that involve creativity, providing a variety of avenues for the child to express his or her experience. I also use an EMDR with both children and adult clients. EMDR is an integrative approach to healing that allows for treatment to be tailored to the specific needs of the individual, while address the physical, emotional, and mental needs of the client. This approach allows healing to take place on all levels of functioning.

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)
Child Therapist

Paul Sussman, Ph.D., L.Psych.(AB), L.Psych.(GA)

Licensed Psychologist, Alberta and Georgia

In T8A 3M7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Loving, good-enough parents are the natural vehicles through which children learn to engage the world. When children are said to "need help," it is generally the case that their adult caregivers need help, too. Psychotherapists who work with children do well to engage parent figures in the process. The impact of therapy upon children is strongly influenced by the parent-child system. That said, children commonly encounter personal issues which their parents are unprepared to help with or manage. Childhood depression is among the most under-diagnosed medical conditions. Children who learn to effectively engage in therapy enjoy lifelong benefits from this important experience.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Gibbons.

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

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Child Therapist

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Parenting is hard and there is so much conflicting information available that it is often even more hard to figure out what the 'best' advice is or what is even trustworthy. I'm not in the business of giving advice, particularly because all children, and all families are unique. However, I have been working with children and families in a variety of settings for over 10 years. By working together to seek a greater understanding of what children's distress is about we can often figure out the most compassionate and helpful approach helping them better manage their experiences.

Hollie Trobak, B.A.,  M.C., R. Psych.
Child Therapist

Hollie Trobak, B.A., M.C., R. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Gibbons.

Children are clearly different from adults, their therapy needs to be as well. Children, especially young ones, are not developmentally able to express their feelings through conversation like adults can. Therapy that allows children to share their thoughts, struggles and experiences in ways they have already mastered are much more effective than those that rely on verbal communication skills. Playtherapy, Art therapy, Sandtray and Theraplay allow a child's imagination to communicate for them. These kinds of modalities help children communicate their inner world in familiar ways, process big feelings and cope with difficult situations and behaviours, definitely a plus for the kiddos!



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Gibbons is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 7.50 square kilometers.  The population of Gibbons is 3,159 people with 1,136 households . The population ranking for Gibbons is #985 nationally and #119 for the province of Alberta with a density of 421.30 people per sq km. Gibbons therapists serve postal code: T0A.