Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Oakville, ON.

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


Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

235 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H7 | 289-837-3227

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.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton, Ontario L9T 4X5 | 905-878-5050

A number of associates at New Leaf Psychology Centre provide services to young children and youth. Dr. Brunet offers attachment based play therapy for parents and their children (ages 0 through 6). This approach facilitates connection between parent and child, and is ideal for parents who are frustrated and/or children who have behavioral difficulties. Dr. Saliba offers dialectical behavior therapy for school age children and teens. She works with children and youth who are anxious, depressed, and/or engage is self-harm behaviors.

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT
Child Therapist

Bruce Taylor, BA, BEd, MDiv, MA, CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.766.2575

I am a former school teacher who has co-parented and worked with children around the world. I especially am interested in the happiness of children of divorce, or of two-home families. I have written the Imagine Program (click on View Profile) in order to help parents understand the world through the eyes of children, practise age appropriate parenting plans, and contribute to their children's success in school and life.

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

Emma Vanderkruk, (B.A.) Psychology

Clinical Counsellor

345 Lakeshore Rd. East, Oakville , Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Rd. East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Lorena Patrucco, BA(Ed.), M.A
Child Therapist

Lorena Patrucco, BA(Ed.), M.A

Registered Psychotherapist (q) -Counselor

4008 Powderhorn Court, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 3C4 | (647) 896-2103

My practice provides counselling services for preschoolers, school-age children and youth experiencing, anxiety, depression, social and emotional difficulties, problematic behaviour, impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, trauma, and bereavement. ​The treatment plans are carefully tailored to best address your child's and family needs. Counselling approaches, such as Play Therapy, Sand Therapy, Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy, CBT, and DBT are first line treatments used with children and teens.

Natalia Buchok, RSW
Child Therapist

Natalia Buchok, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

1364 Roylen Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 1V4 | 416-908-1540

I use an attachment based play approach for challenges with children. Children express distress through their behaviour and through their play, for example: emotional outbursts, difficult to soothe, sleeping or feeding issues, trouble listening. Exploring and assessing what is the root cause of the behaviour/challenges is the first step. From there a treatment plan is developed to address the particular challenges a family, child or parent is facing. This may involve parent sessions to talk about optimal parenting interventions, understanding child development, helping with emotional regulation or play interventions with the child and/or parents in order to address a specific issue.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Road, East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

384 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3C6 | 9058028136

I currently work with children 8 years of age, and older. Working with young children requires a very specialized set of skills, as therapy must be engaging and fun, while still being effective. In order to ensure that my young clients connect with the process, I build fun into everything that we do. Through the use of drawing pictures, role playing, story telling, playing games, etc - I am able to connect with young children, thereby helping them to fully engage with, and benefit from, the therapeutic process.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OACCPP
Child Therapist

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OACCPP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3H1 | 905-842-3626

Children learn by trial, error and parental guidance, and when faced with new situations or expectations, emotions will surface as a normal reaction. Young children have limited communication skills, and often a temper tantrum is the only means to communicate that they need help. However, when severe emotional symptoms develop into an unhealthy pattern, parents should seek professional help. As an Expressive Arts therapist, I enter the child's world of emotions and thinking through play, art and music. Children love to play. It is their language of communication. Let me offer you my help to explore goals, solutions, coping skills and support for your child. 905-842-3626


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Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 193,832 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.