Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Nelson, BC.

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


Josslyn Gareau, M.Ed., R.C.C.
Child Therapist

Josslyn Gareau, M.Ed., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

2124 Ymir Rd, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y9 | 1-250-505-6659

Play is the primary language of children, and the way through which children communicate their internal emotional experiences. During play therapy, children create play that resembles or reflects emotional distress or challenges that are important to them. Through the process, children gain a sense of understanding and integration in relation to themselves and their experiences. This leads to the restoration of balance in the child’s sense of wellbeing and a lessening of symptoms (eg: anxiety, somatic complaints, social issues). Family systems and attachment theory inform my work and I involve the caregiver(s) throughout the counselling process.

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt
Child Therapist

Patti Langlais, M.A, MPCC, CCHt

Registered Counsellor, Master Practitioner Clinical 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.


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

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

Nelson is located in British Columbia, Canada. It has a land area of 11.95 square kilometers.  The population of Nelson is 10,664 people with 4,822 households . The population ranking for Nelson is #391 nationally and #58 for the province of British Columbia with a density of 884.30 people per sq km. Nelson therapists serve postal code: V1L.