Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Ottawa, ON.

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

Child Therapist

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario

Kelly Savage MSW RSW works with children, teens and parents. She has over 30 years of experience helping families. She offers families and step families practical tools to help you overcome the difficulties your child teen or family may be experiencing. Kelly has years of experience helping children, families and parents through the separation and divorce process. She has experience helping children overcome childhood trauma. Call us today at 613 287 3799 to book your appointment with Kelly.

Child Therapist

Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario

I specialize in working with children and adolescents. With younger children, I use psychodynamically oriented play, art and games to enable children to express themselves. It is important for me to work closely and collaboratively with parents to figure out a way to help their children. With adolescents, I use talk therapy as a way of working through issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulties with peers or academics, attachment/adoption issues, gender/sexuality issues, substance use, coping skills, or emotion regulation.

Child Therapist

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

99 Kakulu Road, Suite 208, Kanata, Ontario

Much of my time is taken up working with children and their parents. Currently in the Advanced level training program at the Neufeld Institute, I am actively providing consultation and training. (see, The Neufeld Institute is committed to putting parents back into the driver’s seat with regards to their own children. Our mission is to use developmental science to rejoin parents and teachers to their own natural intuition. All our endeavours are based on the understanding that the context for raising children is their attachments to those responsible for them. The primary thrust is prevention although the paradigm is also applicable to the most troubled of children and ....

Child Therapist

Tressa Porter, M.A.

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.

Child Therapist

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario

Because children do not yet possess the vocabulary required to express their emotions, Counselling with children takes on a different form. Using creative avenues, such as play and expressive arts, children and youth are encouraged to explore their obstacles and challenges in a safe and supported environment. Counselling with children is most beneficial with the collaborative support of parents and/or guardians.

Child Therapist

Christian Counselling Ottawa

Registered Psychotherapists

303-63 Glencoe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Child counselling fits within the systemic framework of family counselling but offers special attention to the child who is experiencing distress due to challenges such as bullying, family separation, learning disorders, conflict, anxiety, or depression. Counselling with children requires engaging their interest and maintaining comfort at their developmental level, while helping them to develop coping skills, express and explore emotional issues, or find ways to solve problems. Child or play counselling often includes parents and may use free or directed play, written work, relaxation exercises, purposeful games, or reading stories.

Child Therapist

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

2039 Robertson Road Suite 260, Ottawa, Ontario

Youth will find a safe and secure environment where they can divulge their daily worries and concerns and work on developing problem solving skills to face everyday challenges. By using their strengths and qualities youth will work on developing the tools and skills needed for them to cope with their emotions in a healthy way and to reach their academic and future career goals. Youth will learn to build better relationships with their families, teachers and peers. If the Client is consenting, families will be included in the child's therapeutic journey and a goal will be set to help families develop meaningful bonds through healthy communication and understanding.

Child Therapist

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario

Child counselling and therapy supports children and families through difficulties; family changes, unexplained behaviours, learning challenges, anxiety, losses, managing emotions, or with parenting coaching. Creative approaches including play therapy keep children interested, and involve parents so the family as a team learns how to make hard things easier. For youth, talk therapy and creative ideas help to motivate change, with appropriate parent involvement. My background in education and family work gives me unique experience to support your family to understand yourself better, develop coping skills, explore emotions, and work towards the family lifestyle you prefer. Serve Ottawa & west.

Child Therapist

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships

Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors

267 O'Connor St., Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario

Children need safety, nurturance, affirmation, structure, and guidance to gain a positive sense of self, of others, and of the world around them. Centre for Interpersonal Relationship psychologists and clinicians assist children to develop a positive self-concept. Through our work, we help children build a more positive view of themselves and improve their capacity to connect and relate effectively with others in their home and school environment.

Child Therapist

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario

I can work with children over the age of 6 to process difficult feelings that stem from situations of abuse, neglect or who have had a lack of consistency in their upbringing. I will utilize tools such as drawing pictures and I will use other objects to represent feelings to teach the skills to your child in a less traumatic way. I also work on the early teaching of anxiety reduction skills with your child to better allow them to cope with their feelings. I also believe in your involvement as a parent because you know your child best and all these skills need to be practiced at home with you and your child!

Child Therapist

Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor

Registered Psychotherapist

Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Children's and adolescents' brains are not fully developed at their stage of the life cycle. Therefore, there are special tools that I use in my assessments of issues normally occuring around this age group. I use a " young children" language when I teach them what I would normally teach adults. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for children to know how to think rationally while they are just in the learning phase of their lives. When they know how to think in ways that work for them, they will stand a better chance of avoiding the mental mistakes that most of us have learned incorrectly from the different environments we were exposed to, thus, will grow up to be happier adults!

Child Therapist

Jordan Houlton, M.Ed, CCC


286 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario

Play therapy is to kids, what talk therapy is for adults. Often lacking the developmental intellectual skills and awareness, kids can act out and 'play' their emotions, concerns, anxieties, in play therapy. Toys are specifically selected to allow growth and exploration for children. In a warm, safe environment children can explore the difficulties in their lives, and learn how to manage their emotions and behaviours. Play can be one of the only activities in a child's life where they can control their environment; this can be very effective in dealing with life's difficulties.

You have found the top therapists in Ottawa, ON who specialize in helping children.

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

Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.