Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in East York, ON.

Find a child psychologist or a counsellor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in East York, Ontario.


Kelly Thorarinson, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Child Therapist

Kelly Thorarinson, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

In M8V 1J3 - Nearby to East York.

Children are a delight to work with. I love creating with children through art and then finding ways for them to express their story through the process. I work with children from about age 7 or 8, as I am not a play therapist and I do not have play therapy specific training (play therapy is generally seen as a preferred method with younger children). However I will help a child or teenager have a special space just for themselves to express themselves as they need. I have worked with children and teens around grief and loss, anxiety, parental separation, and abuse within the family.

Andrea Girvan, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Andrea Girvan, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In M4N 2L9 - Nearby to East York.

My speciality is in working with children and adolescents. At this time, I do not treat children under the age of 6. I am trained in providing play therapy as well as sand tray therapy. My treatment approaches are evidenced based and children view my office as a safe space where they can explore any fears, concerns, or anxiety that they have through interactive play.

Nancy Webb, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Nancy Webb, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In M9A 1B7 - Nearby to East York.

Parenting is challenging and if their was one parenting approach I would be a millionaire. Instead parenting demands matching parenting style with the unique needs of children. This is challenging as it would be much easier if we could say do X Y and Z. I spend time with each family and match the intervention to the needs of the child with the capability of the family.

The Family Enhancement Centre, MSW
Child Therapist

The Family Enhancement Centre, MSW

We are counselling practice of Registered Social Workers, Family Counsellors, Marriage Counsellors, Play Therapists

In L4Z 1H8 - Nearby to East York.

The Family Enhancement Centre has highly experienced and professionally trained child counsellors who help children cope with problems related to domestic violence, sexual abuse, parent's divorce, death of a loved one, among other emotional issues. We make use of therapeutic interventions like play therapy, art therapy and sand therapy to help children heal through imagination. The approach involves using different kinds of activities & techniques to engage children in therapy through role playing and games. Call us today to know more about how we can help you!

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Mississauga
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Mississauga

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L4Z 1S2 - Nearby to East York.

There are a wide range of issues that affect children - they are vulnerable to many kinds of maltreatment and increasing stressors in our culture. However children often find it difficult to express their feelings and fears, which means that problems can be left undetected and unresolved. It is helpful then, to seek professional help if a child seems unhappy or distressed. With children, the construction of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is especially important. Sometimes the counsellor will use puppets or sandboxes or play therapy to allow the child to tell their own story. In a safe trusting environment, the child can find their way towards emotional health.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Child Therapist

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

In M5S 1T6 - Nearby to East York.

I began my career working in the field of weight loss in 2002, and joined Wellspring Camps, a U.S. based organization focused on tackling the epidemic of adolescent obesity. In my role as clinical director, I was responsible for completing diagnostic assessments, designing and managing parent initiatives, managing and training the clinical team, and providing mental health treatment at the individual and group level. I work with adolescents ranging from fourteen years of age to twenty-one on a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression using the principles of psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to East York.

There are a wide range of issues that affect children - they are vulnerable to many kinds of maltreatment and increasing stressors in our culture. However children often find it difficult to express their feelings and fears, which means that problems can be left undetected and unresolved. It is helpful then, to seek professional help if a child seems unhappy or distressed. With children, the construction of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is especially important. Sometimes the counsellor will use puppets or sandboxes or play therapy to allow the child to tell their own story. In a safe trusting environment, the child can find their way towards emotional health.

Emma Vanderkruk, (B.A.) Psychology
Child Therapist

Emma Vanderkruk, (B.A.) Psychology

Clinical Counsellor

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to East York.

It can be especially scary when a child struggles, because it can be so hard for them to communicate and as adults, we often want to protect them from the things that can hurt them. On top of that, we know that the struggles of childhood can go on to affect adulthood. Fortunately, through different types of counselling, such as play therapy and attachment therapy, young children are often able to find a means of communication and are able to express themselves and their struggles.

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In L6J 1H7 - Nearby to East York.

Having trouble with your child (6-12 years old) who is acting out? Don't know how to handle a situation and don't know if what your're doing is the right thing? Parenting is hard and does not come with a guide book. It is the most important job in our lives and yet the most challenging at the same time. I can offer you concrete and practical tools to help better manage your child's behavior. The goal is to connect with your child so that they will want to cooperate with you. If you succeed in connecting with your child, you will find that you are yelling and punishing less. I help parents be more efficient and have more peaceful households by using strategies that work.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In M5J 2T3 - Nearby to East York.

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.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.
Child Therapist

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

When our young children are struggling, the best route for support is to work with you, the parents first. Together we explore the challenges your little one is up against and we can discover new ways to support your child. If I can support you to provide the support for your young child, that's the smoothest route for them. While I may be fun to meet with, they really want you to guide them through the difficult terrains. However, if it makes sense to meet with them I draw on my rich training and experience in expressive arts, which includes the use of play therapy to faciliate change and healing in young children.

Tara Koblitz, MSW, RSW, CPT
Child Therapist

Tara Koblitz, MSW, RSW, CPT

Registered Social Worker/ Certified Child and Play Psychotherapist

In M1P 4Y1 - Nearby to East York.

As a Certified Child and Play Therapist, working with young children is my area of expertise. Children tend to play out the issues and themes happening in their lives using play instead of words. Virginia Axline, one of the early pioneers in this field, suggested that play therapy “provides an opportunity for the child to ‘play out’ his or her feelings and problems just as, in certain adult therapy, an individual ‘talks out’ his or her difficulties”. By entering their world through play I help children make sense of a sometimes frightening world. I utilize various many tools such as: sandtray, dollhouse, puppets, art supplies, lego, cars, emergency vehicles, and musical instruments.

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Child Therapist

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach

In L3P 7S7 - Nearby to East York.

I love working with children!! Children are wired to learn. Often, though, they struggle to communicate their needs, wants and wishes with others in a proper way. Likewise, adults struggle in the same way and/or feel inadequate in coaching their children. Broken communication lines can cause major side effects. This is where I come in. I'm able to connect with most children quit rapidly. I find that whenever children feel understood, they quickly establish a safe bond and share their stories with me. Once this bond is built, most children can't wait to come back to see me for more life coaching/counselling. Parents are always surprised by this.



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East York is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of East York is 118,071 people. East York therapists serve postal code: M4H.