Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Essa, ON.

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


Family TLC, RSW, MSW, B.Sc, M.A.
Child Therapist

Family TLC, RSW, MSW, B.Sc, M.A.

Group of Counselling Professionals

In L4M 1A7 - Nearby to Essa.

At Family TLC we help children overcome their anxiety, ADD/ADHD and behavioral concerns while introducing them to therapy techniques that are age appropriate and fun. We introduce children to techniques such as play therapy. Children do not come with a manual or instruction book. Many families come to Family TLC to learn the tools required to cope with the challenges that come with raising children.

Tressa Porter, M.A.
Child Therapist

Tressa Porter, 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.

Elaine Horlings, B.A.Psych.
Child Therapist

Elaine Horlings, B.A.Psych.

Registered Psychotherapist (Reg# 003802)

In L4M 1G8 - Nearby to Essa.

Children are not little adults; they think, perceive, understand and feel situations differently than adults do. In working with children, Elaine enters into their world and meets them at their developmental level. Through activities, art and games Elaine allows a child to express their self in a language they know best - the language of play. Whether your child is experiencing behaviour difficulties, academic pressure or anxiety in social or family situations, Elaine works to tailor therapy to the strengths of your child. Elaine has also found it effective to work within a child's home environment. Elaine works closely with child and parents to promote growth and harmony in family life

Jerry Andrechek, MSW. RSW
Child Therapist

Jerry Andrechek, MSW. RSW

Registered Social Worker

In L4N 5J4 - Nearby to Essa.

Critical to working with children and youth, is developing a positive therapeutic relationship and rapport. Gaining a sense of trust, often through the techniques of play therapy, can foster effective communication skills and open up an ability for the child or young person to have their story listened to. Transferring these learned skills to within the home, can then establish a stronger relationship with parents and family, as well as to the wider community. Helping the young person and their parents navigate the various systems which may be involved, through the technique of advocacy, can promote empowerment for both parent and child.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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Michelle Harris, MSW., RSW., TITC-CT
Child Therapist

Michelle Harris, MSW., RSW., TITC-CT

Registered Social Worker & Clinical Traumatologist

In L4N 6S7 - Nearby to Essa.

Children often experience difficult emotions related to life changes, traumatic events, divorce/separation or challenges with peers. These difficulties can often come across as behavioural challenges, poor school functioning or withdrawal from family relationships. Counselling can provide children with a safe supportive environment to share their difficulties, learn ways to manage their emotions and behaviours and work through traumatic events or experiences. The benefits of counselling can mean improved school functioning, improved behaviour and improved relationships with family and friends.

Carole Walker, Hon. Psych., MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Carole Walker, Hon. Psych., MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In L9X 0N8 - Nearby to Essa.

I work with many families some of which are separating or divorcing. I can help your family manage this difficult transition by offering the best practices used by others who have survived this emotionally stressful event. Parents who find themselves in this circumstance need all the help they can get. I can offer you this type of support including children's mental health resources within your local community.

Jennifer Friendorf, MA, OACCPP, RP
Child Therapist

Jennifer Friendorf, MA, OACCPP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4N 6S7 - Nearby to Essa.

Being a mother of five children I have personal experience working with young children. Professionally I incorporate play therapy into my overall scope of practice which allows me to meet your child on their level emotionally, psychologically, and developmentally. Having worked with numerous young children with great success I am confident that given the opportunity I could help your child address their unique difficulties with care and patience.

Anita Pal, M.Sc., RMFT
Child Therapist

Anita Pal, M.Sc., RMFT

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In L4M 5G1 - Nearby to Essa.

Do you have a child struggling with anxiety, separation, changes in the family, or school related issues? With over twenty years of experience working with young children, I use a variety of resources including play based therapy, sand tray, art therapy informed techniques and family therapy to assist my young clients. Primary areas of improvement in functioning for younger children includes reduction in separation anxiety, fears and phobias, panic reactions, and better school related functioning. My family based approach also helps parents feel more able to provide effective strategies to help their child. Areas of specialty include children with learning disabilities.


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Essa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 280.03 square kilometers.  The population of Essa is 21,083 people with 7,179 households . The population ranking for Essa is #200 nationally and #78 for the province of Ontario with a density of 75.30 people per sq km. Essa therapists serve postal code: L0L.