Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Bowen Island, BC.

Find a child psychologist or a counsellor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Bowen Island, British Columbia.


Britta West, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST
Child Therapist

Britta West, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST

SITKA THERAPEUTICS INC

In V5C 6C6 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Therapy and counselling for young children is a unique and delicate process. I have experience and expertise in working with young children in a safe, relaxed and healing way. I believe that children are highly resilient and intuitive and therapy can be very effective and rewarding for them. As an adjunct to my approach, I offer intensive support to parents in gaining understanding and insight into their child's behaviors, even if they are highly difficult to manage. I also welcome any and all families with children who have mental health diagnoses as I have expertise in that area as well. Contact me for a free consultation to see if I am the right fit for you and your child.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In V5H 3Z7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Is your child bullied or isolated from others? Is your child reluctant to go to school, has trouble making friends, or seems withdrawn and lonely? Many children have trouble with self confidence, anxiety or social skills. Improving self esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills deficits in the younger years reduces difficulties later. We all want the best for our children, and as a parent myself I know how it can hurt to watch your child suffer and not know how to help. Find out how your child can be helped by in-person counselling, online coaching, or online educational programs.

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Child Therapist

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I work with parents to find solutions to parenting challenges. I coach parents in ways to support and help their children cope with emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physical difficulties. I draw on the wisdom and experience of parents, who know their child best, and work with them to ease the child's suffering and create more harmonious family relationships.

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt
Child Therapist

Alain Langlais, MH, RTC, CHHt

Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Children, like adults, can be affected by anxiety, stress, pressure and self-esteem issues. It can be very challenging for children to balance a busy lifestyle of sports, school, friends, and personal growth. It can also be very challenging for parents to watch and support their child as they struggle. We use child play therapy as a great tool to support young children in expressing their inner thoughts and feelings, while also creating tools and strategies for how they can cope with things better. We will also work with the parents, as needed to better understand their child and learn tools on how to support them.

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Child Therapist

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I have over twenty years of experience in working with children. I understand that children process information at different rates and often in different ways than adults. My Counselling approach is gentle, warm and age and stage appropriate. I help young children and elementary-aged children to manage their emotions, build friendships, organize their school life, improve their academics, cope with anxiety, understand death, grief and loss, as well as deal with family dynamics e.g., separation/ divorce. I use play, art, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy as some of my therapeutic tools. I really enjoy working with my young clients and seeing how happy they become!

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.
Child Therapist

CaraLynne McLean, M.C.P., R.C.C., B.C.A.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V7L 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Children need to feel that they are an important part of the family. A better understanding of your child and his/her unique desire to possess a specific “place” in the family will help to unravel how his/her beliefs about who he/she is may be affecting their reality and subsequent behaviours. Children may not possess the tools required to problem-solve effectively thus will turn to acting out. Providing a child with effective problem-solving techniques, self-esteem, trust and a sense of being understood is important for inner development.

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC
Child Therapist

Jennifer Jantzen, MSW, RSW, RTC, BCN, RCC

Registered Clinical Counselor / Registered Social Worker

In V5G 1V8 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I have worked with many young children over the last 30 years and have developed tools to help them to express themselves. I encourage children to work through issues in a manner that is supportive yet enquiring, all the while allowing the child to lead. Young children are able to reap the benefits of brain training with Neurofeedback (NFB) and work through issues with desensitizing hurts through EMDR. As well, when utilizing the skill of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I offer many child friendly approaches such as games and drawing and have weighted blanks and animals to help comfort children with sensory integration / over stimulation challenges. My office is child friendly.

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Child Therapist

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I do not work with children directly, I work with parents. I do work with willing teens. You may too often feel like a failure as a parent, or be worried for your child’s future when you notice behaviours that upset you. You may be dismayed at how you feel about being a parent, or might have increasing conflict with your partner about your differing values or parenting strategies. Parenting is challenging for all of us, and may be more so depending on your particular child or your upbringing. You can become more aware of how your past influences your parenting today, and make changes. I especially encourage queer parents or parents of queer youth to reach out.

Heidi Sheehan, M.A., R.C.C.
Child Therapist

Heidi Sheehan, M.A., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V0N 1V1 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Heidi has provided child therapy for many years and has a counselling room on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. equipped to work with young children. Lacking the language skills of adults, young children use non-verbal forms of communication. Through expressive therapy, children can heal from their distress without having to talk about it in an adult way. When working with children, Heidi finds it beneficial to also offer sessions to the parents, as they often feel overwhelmed or distressed, themselves, by the emotions of their children. Parents benefit from compassionate support in addition to acquiring practical tools they can adopt at home to supplement the healing of their children.

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.
Child Therapist

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In V6H 3K2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

In my practice, I work with preschoolers, school-age children, teens, and young adults. I conduct psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments for learning disabilities, giftedness, ADD and ADHD, organization problems, memory difficulties, developmental delays, FASD, head injuries, and other challenges. I also provide Cogmed training for attention and working memory difficulties. Cogmed can help children with ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and executive functioning problems. Cogmed can help your child to improve their short-term memory, stay on task, and concentrate in school. If you’re concerned about your child’s learning, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC
Child Therapist

Sarah Harris, BSc, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Underlying many children's behavioural "problems" lies an emotional need - for connection; perhaps to be seen, heard, comforted, or protected. My approach to counselling young children is by supporting parents and caregivers, so that they can feel more secure in their ability to support their children. As a registered "Circle of Security" parenting program facilitator (and Mum of 3 busy kids), I believe that recognizing our children's emotional needs doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. Together we can bring your own needs and triggers into awareness, and practice new ways of responding that can rebuild and strengthen your connection to your kids - no matter how old they are!

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Child Therapist

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v7p 0a7 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

While I do not generally work exclusively with young children directly, I work extensively with parents of young children. My goal is to educate, guide, coach, and support caregivers as they try to sort out the emotional and behavioural struggles of the ones they care for. Primarily psychoeducational in nature, my aim is to help cargivers understand the workings of the developing brain and how best to interact with it to give the child the best chance at optimal development.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Child Therapist

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

I work with teens from ages 13 and up. Having raised 4 children my self I am very comfortable and hopefully knowledgable working with teens. Teenage years can be a very turbulant time for both the theens and their families. Working with teens I have whitnessed the anxiety and stress they often feel around such areas as peer pressure, friendships gone wrong, feeling lonely, unsafe sex ect. These teens , despite having loving and caring parents often tell no one about how they feel. The great benifit in counselling is that they "get it out" in a non destructive way..often avoiding overwhelming feelings that can lead to very impulsive and distructive acts.

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW
Child Therapist

Nicklas Ehrlich, MSW, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counselor, Registered Social Worker, Hypnotherapist, Life-Coach, Advanced NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback practitioner

In V7M 1A4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Counselling or therapy with young children creates a healthy relationship between the parents and the children, as well as a healthy connection with other relationships such as peers and teachers. This type of counselling and therapy empowers children, improves their self-esteem, their ability to do well in school and any activity they may undertake in their life. It also helps to make them more resilient in life, to trust themselves and therefore able to make healthy choices without fear.

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW
Child Therapist

Shift Intuit, RSW, MSW

Registered Clinical Counselors

Available for Online Therapy

When working with children it is important to treat them with respect, communicate clearly with them, and listen very well. Often, we find that a child's behaviour is a reflection of what is going on in the family dynamic. We look at what the child is reflecting back to the family. Also, we work closely with parents to support them with family dynamics and provide parenting techniques that may work well for their specific child.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC
Child Therapist

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC

Registered Professional Counsellor/Registered Social Worker

In V7M 3P4 - Nearby to Bowen Island.

Sometimes children and young people (and their families) may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with or understand their emotions and/or behavior. Counselling children and young people involves helping the child to develop a positive attitude to life, recognize their strengths and express themselves. It does not involve making decisions for the child, imposing beliefs on them or preaching. Counselling may be provided to children and young people on their own, or it may be provided to a child as part of a family (family counselling).


You have found the top therapists in Bowen Island, BC who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our British Columbia page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Bowen Island, British Columbia 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 Bowen Island today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Bowen Island is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 50.14 square kilometers.  The population of Bowen Island is 3,680 people with 1,495 households . The population ranking for Bowen Island is #885 nationally and #133 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 73.40 people per sq km. Bowen Island therapists serve postal code: V0N.