Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Kitsilano, BC.

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


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 Kitsilano.

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.

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

Britta West, RCC, TICT-CT/CFST

SITKA THERAPEUTICS INC

In V5C 6C6 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach
Child Therapist

Sherri Scott-Berner, CBT, CP, DBT, Life Coach

Cognitive Behavioral Marriage, Individual Therapist and Life Coach

In V3X 3E6 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

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 Kitsilano.

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.

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.

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC
Child Therapist

Barbara Ohori, RTC MTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

In V5Z 1C5 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC
Child Therapist

Geoff Williams, MA MSW RCSW RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Registered Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Critically important with youth is to build rapport through an interest shared by them and often this is better achieved through conversation. I work with kids who are verbal and who are open to counselling, usually youth or teens. Once rapport and trust are established it becomes possible for the child to share information very sensitive to them, and this openness allows problems such as depression, anxiety, ADHD to be understood and addressed.

Mohit Bassi, MEd, RCC
Child Therapist

Mohit Bassi, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V6C 1V5 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

Have you noticed your child behaving distracted, zoning out, or acting up? They may be having difficulties adjusting to school, or are distracted with learning from home. Sometimes, it can feel overwhelming to understand your child’s needs, or what might be going on in their lives. Getting support for your child as a parent can feel difficult and challenging. For some issues or topics, your child can feel comfortable working with a professional who can help build safety and a space to express their thoughts and emotions. I have experience working with children between the ages 10 to 18, and can help your child feel safe and heard. Feel free to reach out for a free consult, and to learn more

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW
Child Therapist

Helen Francis, BscN MSW RCSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In V6K 2G8 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC
Child Therapist

Lee Cassels, MA, CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V3H 4G7 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC
Child Therapist

Mary Longworth, BA MSc RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3M 3P6 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

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

Vanessa McCall, M.Ed, RCC, EMDR trained

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V3H 4T3 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC
Child Therapist

Tanya Heal, M.Ed., RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V5H 4H2 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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!

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In V5H 3Z7 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

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 Kitsilano.

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.

Three Sisters Clinical Counselling, MACP, RCC, BPEH, RT
Child Therapist

Three Sisters Clinical Counselling, MACP, RCC, BPEH, RT

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS

In V6B 2W9 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

Using multiple modalities we strive to help children with behavioral issues by encouraging open dialogue between a parent and child. This type of therapy focuses on establishing boundaries and fostering communication techniques that provide the child with a means of effective expression of their experiences and frustrations. Whether your child is experiencing a changing family dynamic due to divorce, self-esteem issues with peers, academic troubles, or sibling rivalry, we will work with the child to establish trust and communication in order to teach them to articulate their feelings in a constructive, productive manner.

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S
Child Therapist

Patti Langlais, MPCC-S

Registered Counsellor, Couples Therapist

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.

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Aleksandra Dobric Stanosevic, MA, BSW, RSW

Registered Transactional Analysis Practitioner

In V3N 1Z8 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

By creating a playful atmosphere work is done in the context of having fun and amusement. I use mini figures/toys and pebbles/stones of different shape and size to invite children to create their own 'internal landscape' on specific topics, as well as take part in 'sculpting exercises', where they can easily visualize and demonstrate different roles and positions within a family system.

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 Kitsilano.

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.

Yvonne Gray, RPC, CCPCPR,  PT, LC - LIFES SOLUTIONS THERAPY
Child Therapist

Yvonne Gray, RPC, CCPCPR, PT, LC - LIFES SOLUTIONS THERAPY

Registered Professional Counsellor, Persona Therapist & Life Coach

In V3V 2Y9 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

My Approach to Counselling Children may include but is not limited to: * Acquiring general information * Talk therapy * Art Therapy * Behavioural Therapy * Play therapy * Relaxation techniques * Solution focused * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy * Attachment-based psychotherapy If you do not see a specific approach that you are looking for Please feel free to call and ask.

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.
Child Therapist

Aaron Lautzenhiser, R.Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In V6H 3K2 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In V6C 1H2 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

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.

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy
Child Therapist

Kathryn Dodds, RPC in Psychotherapy

Registered Professional Counsellor in Psychotherapy

In V5R 6G4 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

Inside of each of us is a child. Corny I know however if we can approach the children who will one day be our leaders we will bring healing to the child in us and the next generation. Empathize with everyone. Man, woman and child. That is my framework and philosophy. Children and teens/young adults are our legacy. Let us treat them well - with compassion, acceptance, respect and ultimately Hope.

Angela Herd, MACP,RCC,CCC,RCAT, BCATR,Dip.CSW
Child Therapist

Angela Herd, MACP,RCC,CCC,RCAT, BCATR,Dip.CSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Canadian & BC Art Therapist, Child & Family Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

In V4A 1T5 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

Angela has worked with children for over 30 years, helping them to develop healthy attachments, heal from difficult transitions, and learn skills to cope with challenges and developmental milestones. Children are very perceptive and communicate differently than adults. Children use symbolic play and imagery to express themselves and their experiences. Angela offers both art & play therapy including sandtray as modalities for children to share their experiences and work through conflicts. Angela works collaboratively with parents, schools, and specialized support services to support children's mental & social wellness. Please call Angela today for your free consultation!

Hannah English, RCC, M.A.
Child Therapist

Hannah English, RCC, M.A.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In v5k 1b4 - Nearby to Kitsilano.

Much of my experience early on as a psychotherapist was with teens (12-18). I found the most helpful tool was creating a safe and judgement free environment where they were able to explore themselves, their inner thoughts, and their values, free of pressures from the outside world. Once establishing a safe relationship, we were able to identify emotions, what they mean, and how to express them in a healthy way. I often bring parents into the counselling room to be a part of the process too. By offering compassion for their own struggles, and a bit of knowledge on the developing brain, we can work together as a team to help everyone reach their full potential.



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Kitsilano is located in British Columbia, Canada.  The population of Kitsilano is 41,375 people. Kitsilano therapists serve postal code: V6K.