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.


Nicole (Conboy) Ripley, BA (Psychology), MA (Counselling)
Child Therapist

Nicole (Conboy) Ripley, BA (Psychology), MA (Counselling)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

2124 Ymir Rd, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y9 | 250-826-4410

When I work with young children I utilize art therapy techniques whereby we look at creating images through drawings, comic strips, hand painting and other creative means to assist the child in expressing difficult feelings and thoughts. We use imaginative metaphors and narrative therapy techniques to assist child in their story telling. These techniques assist in implementing behavioral change by providing tangible solutions self-created by the children. For example, when creating a comic strip whereby we look at the environments in which the child feels anxious, depressed etc. We look at the potential powers the child has to get through those challenges in those specific environments.

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.

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

Janine Ray, MA, BA, BCATR, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

With young children who require support and counselling, we employ very specialized techniques depending on the child and their presenting concern. Using ONLINE tools like video conferencing, email and text supports, we support children (in school or at home) 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.


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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.