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.


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.

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.

Melice Mitchell, C.Y.W., M.S.W, R.S.W
Child Therapist

Melice Mitchell, C.Y.W., M.S.W, R.S.W

Registered Social Worker & Clinical Therapist

In M4J 2A1 - Nearby to Pickering.

Children are precious. However, they do not come with an owner’s manual. Remember the feeling you experienced the first time you brought your baby home? Do you remember the first time you washed their hair? Or even cut their nails? That initial fear you felt, is normal. As parents, we want the best for our offspring. This can be quite fear provoking. Raising resilient children takes practice and support. I work with parents to raise their children. In session, you will learn age appropriate expectations and responsibilities. I offer practical strategies to manage your child’s behaviours.

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.

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.

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.

Phyllis Ng, MA, RP, CCC
Child Therapist

Phyllis Ng, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3R 9S6 - Nearby to Pickering.

Do your kid avoid going to school, find it hard to concentrate, feel sad, anxious, or angry, have a hard time socialize with other kids, challenge authorities and break rules all the time? There is always HOPE! I use art and play therapy as well as supportive counselling to help kids express themselves and learn coping strategies to increase their self-esteem, manage their negative emotions, and improve their social skills. After completing counselling, they will be able to achieve better grades and improve relationships with family members, peers and teachers. I also provide training for parents to learn effective parenting skills to manage children's challenging behaviors.

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.
Child Therapist

Lori-Ann Wesley, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In M4P 1G8 - Nearby to Pickering.

As an adult therapist, I help parents cope w family issues. Patterns of disfunction are often unconsciously repeated. Whether you’re dealing with behavioral issues, common childhood problems, or serious attachment issues, it’s important to provide the stability, structure, and care all kids need to feel loved, self-confident, and safe at the same time parents need support with their challenges too!

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.
Child Therapist

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

In L3R 9S2 - Nearby to Pickering.

You are reading this profile, you are probably concerned about your loved young ones to the point that you want to seek help for them. You are likely struggling with their emotional outbursts and temper tantrum. You may feel you fail as a parent or caregiver to provide the adequate support to your child they need to comfort them etc... I would like to assure you have done the first important step to reach out. With over 12 years of clinical experience and specialized training in children and adolescents, I wholeheartedly want to support you and your child to address the behavioural and emotional issues that he/she is struggling with. Reach out now and get the help you child needs.

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.)

Rickey Miller, Ph. D., C. Psych.
Child Therapist

Rickey Miller, Ph. D., C. Psych.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In L3T 4X1 - Nearby to Pickering.

I often work with parents to help them with their young child's problems. When parents learn more effective parenting strategies, they are able to effect major improvements in their child's behaviour and well-being. Children often benefit from not being identified as patients. However, each case is unique. Sometimes a young child does need psychotherapy. I work with each family to find the right approach for them. Common problems include sleep and eating issues, tantrums, unwillingness to attend school, phobias, self-destructive behaviours, depression, and bullying. I help parents become more competent, decreasing the need for future psychotherapy and improving family relationships.

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.

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 Pickering.

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.

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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Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Child Therapist

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

In M4Y 1E1 - Nearby to Pickering.

Parents bring their young children or adolescents to see me for counselling when they are having severe conflicts with them, when they see that their kids are struggling with school-work or with peer relationships, and when their children are experiencing psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, or difficulty adjusting to change. In all my work, I include the parents as partners in the treatment process.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Child Therapist

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Children can be impacted by transitions and traumas in their lives. When they don’t know how to cope, the stress can build up. I provide safe and compassionate counselling where the child can talk about their feelings without the fear of being judged, better understand why they feel this way and learn strategies to move forward. I help children express their feelings and emotions through the lenses of play and art therapy combined with cognitive behavioural therapy for children. examples of common problems that can be addressed in my therapy: -bullying -loss/grief separation/divorce -depression, anxiety and panic -attachment disorder -behavioural challenges -learning difficulties

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.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Child Therapist

Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Couple and Family Therapist

In M6S 1N6 - Nearby to Pickering.

As a therapist, I practice "talk therapy". For children to participate or benefit from counselling or family counselling with me, it requires them to have a level of education and maturity which enables them to understand basic conversation and benefit from talking. Some young children who are shy or not confident in speaking with adults may be better benefited from another therapeutic modality offered by other practitioners such as art therapy or play therapy. That being said I have worked quite effectively with a number of precocious young children who have enjoyed talking with me.

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.

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT
Child Therapist

Adrienne Richardson, Ph.D MsED RP OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

With my many years in education I am able and skilled at working with and relating to children and adolescents. Childhood should be a time for healthy growth and development. For many children and teens, it is a time of great emotional stress. Children react to stress in many ways including withdrawal and acting out behaviors at home and school. I am here to help children and families learn the life skills necessary to be successful and happy. Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within your family. There is no shame in needing support. Family counseling during a divorce, or a child experiencing trauma can help all of you find some peace.

Shyamala Kiru, DMin, RP, RMFT
Child Therapist

Shyamala Kiru, DMin, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinical Director at Kiru Wellness Clinic

In L3Y 1K5 - Nearby to Pickering.

Shyamala is considered a parenting expert by schools across York Region where she regularly delivers psycho-educational workshops on a variety of parenting topics. She works collaboratively with parents to provide them with the tools necessary to raise confident and healthy children. She specializes in helping children manage feelings of anxiety and building leadership skills in order to maximize their success on all levels.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Child Therapist

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

In M4N 3N1 - Nearby to Pickering.

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.


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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.