Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Strathcona County, AB.

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


David Buhr, M.C.
Child Therapist

David Buhr, M.C.

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

My focus for young children is to work with their parents to develop parenting strategies. For direct work with children or to build attachments between child and parent, I work closely with other therapists in my office that specialize in these areas. In many cases, co-ordinating specific work with the parents while addressing the child's individual issues can have a large impact on the overall health of the family.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc
Child Therapist

Family Counselling Centres in Edmonton, M.A, M.Sc

Registered Psychologist, Registered Provisional Psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

In T6E 6N1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Research shows that Animal Assisted Therapy promotes attachment, empathy, self regulation, problem resolution & self-efficacy. Children need to feel secure for healthy development and to fulfill their potential as human beings; however, their are no guarantees this will happen. Children will often attach to an animal when people no longer feel safe. This positive relationship with the horse can be the bridge to a strong relationship with the therapist, caregivers and other adults in the child's world. Children are also naturally drawn to play- this is their "language" so to speak. It is also their way of healing. Horses are very social creatures and are by nature playful sentient beings.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.
Child Therapist

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, Inc.

Rivers Edge Counselling Centre

In T5N 0A2 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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

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 Strathcona County.

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!

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist

In T5N 3Y8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.
Child Therapist

Mallory Becker, M.A., R.Psyc.

Registered Psychologist

In T6C 0P6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Our office has child psychologists to help with a variety of issues such as anxiety, behaviour issues, trauma, or parent divorce. We want you to have the relationship with your child you want, and want to see your child to grow to their ultimate potential. Please email me for more information about your child, your needs, and goals - and we will connect you with one of our psychologists that will be the best fit for your child.

Landon Hildebrand, MA
Child Therapist

Landon Hildebrand, MA

Registered Psychologist

In T5L 1H7 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,
Child Therapist

Compassionate Counselling Inc., Nancy Hurst PhD,

Compassionate Counselling Inc.

In T6E 1T4 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT
Child Therapist

Joanne Koopmans, Registered Psychologist, MSc MFT

Registered Psychologist, Marital and Family Therapist

In T9E 7H8 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Therapy for young children provides an opportunity for the parent to work together with the child toward healing. As a parent, your way of being with your child can be a tremendous healing influence, especially when your child is having difficulties. Your place as their primary attachment figure is respected and supported. Tuning into your child's perspective, listening effectively, and being aware of what they need takes skill and careful attention by both counsellor and parent. Child therapy is thus an opportunity to create a safe place for confident and comfortable interactions that support healing for the child.

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C.
Child Therapist

Kim Silverthorn, B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C.

Master Practioner of Clinical Counselling

In T4X 0A6 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

Children are experiencing serious mental health challenges early in life these days. Whether they have personality issues (low confidence/self esteem issues, need for control, perfectionism ideals) that make them more susceptible to stressful emotional moments or whether they are facing external life factors (school, family, friends, peer pressures, bullying issues) that result in a breakdown of their ability to function successfully, our children need just as much support as adults do. And it is only with the support and encouragement of the significant adults in their lives that our children can overcome these challenges and build the resiliency they need to grow into capable adults.

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 Strathcona County.

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.

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

Tamara Hanoski, Ph.D, R.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In T5T 6M1 - Nearby to Strathcona County.

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.


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Strathcona County is located in Alberta, Canada. It has a land area of 1182.78 square kilometers.  The population of Strathcona County is 98,044 people with 36,354 households . Strathcona County therapists serve postal code: T8A.