Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in East Vancouver, BC.

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


Britta West, MA, RCC, TITC-CT
Child Therapist

Britta West, MA, RCC, TITC-CT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Traumatologist

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

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.

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.
Child Therapist

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In V6H 3K2 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

Vanessa McCall, M.Ed, RCC, EMDR trained
Child Therapist

Vanessa McCall, M.Ed, RCC, EMDR trained

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3H 4T3 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

I have worked with young children for the majority of my career, specifically in a school setting. My primary goal in working with young children is establishing a safe, caring, trusting and fun environment in which children are able to comfortably be able to clearly articulate their emotions and feelings. Helping young children become aware of their behaviors, feelings and emotions are often key in guiding them further, and implement coping mechanisms to help them manage their presenting concern.

Deborah Barkowsky, MA, RCC
Child Therapist

Deborah Barkowsky, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3W 1N6 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

I enjoy talking with children because they are very open about what they see and would like their life to be like. Children need to be heard and seen, and as I work with a child I can help them learn how to be assertive and to speak the truth about their life. At the same time, I help the parents/caregivers develop or enhance their parenting tools and skills. I use play, sand tray, art, music, games, and talk therapy in my work with children.

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF
Child Therapist

Laurel Swenson, MC, RCC, CPF

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5Z 1H2 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Child Therapist

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC
Child Therapist

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC

Registered Counsellor, Marriage & Couples Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Children are resilient. They have an amazing way of adapting to change in the world around them. When a child has lost their ability to adapt or is no longer able to cope and manage their world, a multitude of behaviors can manifest. This can be scary and frustrating for the parent or caregiver and can be equally difficult for the child. We understand and appreciate the struggles that children face today and how challenging parenting can be. We will work together to uncover the underlying issues and recreate harmony for both the child and/or parent. In a warm and understanding environment we will use a variety of techniques, customized to your child'd individual needs.

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, Marriage, Family, DBT,
Child Therapist

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, Marriage, Family, DBT,

Cognitive Behavioral Marriage and Individual Therapist

In V3X 3E6 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

Children are so precious to me, and because I have two of my own...I know how precious they are to you too. I work together with my specially trained (psychiatric dog) named Target, when I work with children. Not only does Target help a child to feel at ease, but there is something incredibly special that happens when a child is cuddled up to a dog with whom he feels both warmth and softness. It doesn't hurt either that 'Target' is a great intensive for children wanting to return. (Which is often a concern) Also my relaxed style, experience with working as a Youth Leader, and Directing Children's productions, gives me an edge on making sessions fun, hip and creative.

Lisa Webster, MA CCC
Child Therapist

Lisa Webster, MA CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Lisa Webster was a teacher before she was a counsellor. Although not specially trained in this area, Lisa has had years of working with children of all ages. If your child is articulate and willing to come to talk to someone, Lisa can help children to reduce anxiety, gain confidence, recover from losses, and feel better about school. Lisa can also help parents and children get along better by working with both parents and their children.

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC
Child Therapist

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3M 3P6 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

I love working with children, we have fun with toys, colouring, art work, and games to help the child. This is called play therapy and it is different than any other kind of therapy. Children usually act out their emotions rather than talk about them as adults do. I usually meet with the parent(s) at the first appointment and then either later at that appointment or at the next appointment, I meet with the child and the parent and eventually work into play therapy. Often the child's play mirrors the anxiety or stress that the child is dealing with.Play therapy helps children get better, feel more secure and confident to be able to grow up happy and healthy.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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Caroline Lupetin, RCC
Child Therapist

Caroline Lupetin, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5C 2H6 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

Children have worries and difficulties just as adults, they simply often lack the tools to effectively handle them. I provide children with a safe and calm place to share their worries and difficulties. I teach them positive ways to handle stress, anxiety, low mood, peer difficulties, school problems, siblings, self-esteem, and sleep (to name a few).

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In V5H 3Z7 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC
Child Therapist

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V3H 4G7 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

Children love the non directive art and play therapy techniques I use. Children come to enjoy their sessions with me as I work to establish a relationship with them built on trust and positivity. Children are not pushed to open up but rather reveal their thoughts and feelings when they are ready. Often it takes several sessions to build the trust necessary for openness to happen.

Art For Change, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC
Child Therapist

Art For Change, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Counsellor and Art Therapist

In V5T 2G5 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

With young children who require support and counselling, we employ very specialized techniques depending on the child and their presenting concern. We support children in expressing their feelings, and will either talk or use art making tools, or employ both in this important first step. We also employ arts activities and play in all sessions with children to best engage them and integrate their learning. Art and play are wonderful tools to reach and connect to children.

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC
Child Therapist

Andrena Smith, BSW, RSW, RPC

Registered Professional Counsellor/Registered Social Worker

In V7M 3P4 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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).

Alex Gheorghe, RSW
Child Therapist

Alex Gheorghe, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In v5k 1b4 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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.

Tanya Elez, PhD, R. Psych., RMFT
Child Therapist

Tanya Elez, PhD, R. Psych., RMFT

Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In V3L 1B1 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

I am a registered family therapist and strongly believe in working with young children in the family context. Family therapy has been demonstrated to be an efficient method for handling behavioural problems, normal life transitions, child's difficulty regulating emotion and so on. This is a collaborative process in which family members and the therapist work together in order to support the young child's development and their desired changes. Family therapy work can often be accomplished in a fewer number of sessions.

Lieneke Hewlett, MTC, RPC, SFTT, BA Psyc.
Child Therapist

Lieneke Hewlett, MTC, RPC, SFTT, BA Psyc.

Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Registered Professional Counsellor and Registered Supervising Focusing Therapist and Trainer

In V3R 3Z1 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

In my approach to children, children's development, and parenting I use the best most helpful parts that come out of years of work in this area: attachment parenting concepts (Neufeld), 'focusing' for awareness and communication (Gendlin), Barbara Colorosso's common sense and firmness, developmental stage awareness, much experience and practical sense. I connect well with children of all ages and understand parenting from the inside out. There is often so much that can be done that will bring improvement and relief.

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 East Vancouver.

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.

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Child Therapist

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

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!

Charlene Kostecki, M.A., S.T.E.P. RCC
Child Therapist

Charlene Kostecki, M.A., S.T.E.P. RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3W 1A6 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

Children often suffer from anxiety, depression and worry. I work with children of all ages, who are experiencing worry, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Aspergers/Autism and separation issues. I can also assist with parenting issues. Angry outbursts, tears, worry about being alone are all indicators that your child may be suffering from anxiety or depression.

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC
Child Therapist

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5T 3E3 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

With young children who require support and counselling, we employ very specialized techniques depending on the child and their presenting concern. We support children in expressing their feelings, and will either talk or use art making tools, or employ both in this important first step. We also employ arts activities and play in all sessions with children to best engage them and integrate their learning. Art and play are wonderful tools to reach and connect to children.

Amy Hamilton, MAC, CCC
Child Therapist

Amy Hamilton, MAC, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V3B 0A5 - Nearby to East Vancouver.

Using a relationship and attachment-based parenting approach, I strive to coach parents with young children (0-6) experiencing everyday challenges to adopt modern, research-based, best practices that nurture strong parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime. My approach provides specialized support utilizing neuro-developmental research and a relationship-based attachment parenting lens to help parents navigate specific challenges such as tantrums, child aggression, alpha-child characteristics, and childhood anxiety and depression. Parents of highly sensitive children and children with BIG emotions and BIG behaviours would also benefit from this type of counselling support.



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East Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada.  The population of East Vancouver is 308,019 people. East Vancouver therapists serve postal code: V5T.