Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Pickering, ON.

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


Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Child Therapist

Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc

Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families

In M3J 2C4 - Nearby to Pickering.

Children are our wise masters. They know and see everything, much more than they should. I encourage my young clients to talk about what they are feeling and to feel the feelings in their body, so they learn to trust their instincts. I create a safe, playful, non-judgemental space for children to share, this is done via play therapy such a drawing, sculpting with play dough and acting dress up. I gently encourage young children to talk about their families in order to help them better understand their feelings and emotions.

Dan Sileshi
Child Therapist

Dan Sileshi

Clinical Counsellor

In L1N 1C4 - Nearby to Pickering.

I work with young children identified as having learning difficulties, (ADD), (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, or antisocial personality disorder. Each child is unique, and presents different needs. My initial focus is on finding the underlying issues contributing to their difficulties. Once these have been identified, I create a plan for resolving the issues of concern. Success is achieved when a child, with appropriate training, is able to adopt strategies for functioning more independently, maintaining more sustained focus and regulating their emotions. As counter-productive patterns are replaced over time, a child will develop new norms in behaviour and outlook.

Brian Stather,  MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT
Child Therapist

Brian Stather, MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT

Registered Psychotherapist

In M1H 1B2 - Nearby to Pickering.

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Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In L0B 1A0 - Nearby to Pickering.

Is your child bullied or isolated from others? Is your child reluctant to go to school, has trouble making friends, or seems withdrawn and lonely? Many children have trouble with self confidence, anxiety or social skills. Improving self esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills deficits in the younger years reduces difficulties later. We all want the best for our children, and as a parent myself I know how it can hurt to watch your child suffer and not know how to help. Find out how your child can be helped by in-person counselling, online coaching, or online educational programs.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In M5J 2T3 - Nearby to Pickering.

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.

Shelley Whitehouse, RP
Child Therapist

Shelley Whitehouse, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4E 5C5 - Nearby to Pickering.

Children are subjected more and more to bullying nowadays. Paired with parents who are working more and more and have less and less time available to really be with and hear their children and their experience. As well, if their parents are struggling anyway either individually or as a couple, this also effects the child greatly. Helping children share their feelings and what their unmet needs are can be very effective in beginning their healing process.

Kristy Cartwright, MA, RP(Q)
Child Therapist

Kristy Cartwright, MA, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

In L1N 4P7 - Nearby to Pickering.

I work with each child at their own pace, using creative, playful and meaningful strategies to understand and address their emotional and behavioural needs. If appropriate or necessary, I might also incorporate parents/guardians into the therapeutic work. I can also suggest resources and strategies alongside the individual work with the child to assist parents in supporting the child's therapeutic process and personal growth.

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Child Therapist

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

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. We can support you to help your child navigate the challenges they are up against. Your relationship with your child will grow as you grow your confidence to guide them through the difficult terrains. If it makes sense to meet with your child in the process we will, but through our experience supporting you, the parent is the most effective route!

Vielka Almanzar Bautista, Hons. BA, MEd, MA.
Child Therapist

Vielka Almanzar Bautista, Hons. BA, MEd, MA.

Registered Psychotherapist

In L1N 2R4 - Nearby to Pickering.

I work with children ages 3+. I use a family approach. Young children's health & behaviour is most closely tied to their relationship with their parents. So therapy sessions are sequenced: fist with parent(s) then with parent & child (together or split time). We focus on 3 main goals, usually: helping each parent feel effective in their parenting style, making the parental unit more cohesive and increasing each individual's tolerance for frustration. This way the family as a system learns from each other how to problem solve together and about to show respect to each other's limits and boundaries. This was the family may grow together without anger, stress and anxiety.

Ashley Henderson, M.A., R.P.
Child Therapist

Ashley Henderson, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In L1N 4P7 - Nearby to Pickering.

My approach with children includes behaviour therapy for young children experiencing behavioural issues at home, school, and within the community. I am currently working towards earning my BCBA and incorporate many behavioural principles into my work and work closely with the child, their family, and any other professionals. I incorporate play/art therapy techniques into my practice with young children to provide a fun, supportive environment in which children can express themselves.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Child Therapist

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

In L1M 1Z5 - Nearby to Pickering.

Here at JP&A we offer counselling approaches for children, drawing upon art and play therapy modalities to assist children with the challenges they may be facing. We also work with parents to coach steps and strategies you can use at home to assist your child with recovery, coping and enhancing their level of functioning (e.g. social, spiritual, intellectual, emotional etc.)

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 Pickering.

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.

Stacey Neumin, Dip.C.S., C.Psych.Assoc.
Child Therapist

Stacey Neumin, Dip.C.S., C.Psych.Assoc.

Registered Psychological Associate

In L4C 9M5 - Nearby to Pickering.

The first session is a meeting with the child's custodial parent(s), to obtain the necessary history and concerns observed or reported. Play therapy is the method used with young children. This involves the use of toys, arts and crafts, and puppet play. Psychoeducational materials, such as books are also included in the sessions as needed. When appropriate, parents will be included in the therapy, as children are encouraged to turn to their primary supports for direction outside of therapy and of course upon the end of counselling.



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Pickering is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 231.55 square kilometers.  The population of Pickering is 91,771 people with 30,919 households . The population ranking for Pickering is #61 nationally and #29 for the province of Ontario with a density of 396.30 people per sq km. Pickering therapists serve postal code: L0H.