Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Puslinch, ON.

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


Laura Dowler, MSW RSW
Child Therapist

Laura Dowler, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

In N3S 7N3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Laura Dowler MSW RSW uses Narrative and Attachment therapy with young children. Play, art, story telling and theraputic games are used. An educational component is used with parents to assist them in supporting their child. Whether it is behavioural, emotional or a situational issue, Laura Dowler can work with the child in a way that they can understand and work through the issue in a fun and safe environment.

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

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Child Therapist

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I have taken some wonderful classes by Nancy Reidel-Bowers, known for her contributions to the world of family and child play therapy. We learned in depth knowledge about child development, and applied that to relevant tools of therapy to engage the child at their level. Creative approaches: sand tray work with miniature figurines, music, drama, clay, art, painting, games, and so on. I look forward to working with you and your child. (Age 12+)

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC
Child Therapist

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In L7R 2R9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Young Children who are willing to receive counselling will benefit and gain understanding as to how to deal with problems at school, or work through a separation or divorce or a loss of a loved one to manage their emotional pain. Counselling young children help them to understand the issues and give guidance to deal with issues.

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

Elpizo Counselling Services Inc., MSc., MSW, RP, RRT
Child Therapist

Elpizo Counselling Services Inc., MSc., MSW, RP, RRT

Registered Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Child Play Therapists

In L9T 1N8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

There are many reasons why some parents need support for their child(ren). Here are some of the possibilities (but not limited) that you may want to consider counselling and some common issues we work with: your child has suffered some form of abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, verbal) your child seems sad for quite some time your child is getting into trouble at school your child is being bullied your child has become increasingly anxious Our therapists use play therapy to engage with your child to get them talking about what is going on for them so they can better be helped.

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP
Child Therapist

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L7J 1G8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Finding a therapist for a young child is difficult; you want to find the right fit for your family as well as someone your child can connect and feel safe with. When working with children, rapport (the trust in the therapeutic relationship) is at the core of healing. I take the time needed to develop this rapport during my first introduction with your child, using targeted expression therapy to get to the root of his/her concerns. This often involves talking or drawing pictures of feelings and giving a name to the 'problem'. I also practice within a strict family integration approach, building the core strengths of your family while working alongside your child on the path to wellness

Nathan Pillai, MA and BA Double Hons
Child Therapist

Nathan Pillai, MA and BA Double Hons

Therapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Working with children is one of the most rewarding areas of my career. Parents often come to me asking me to help their children find their way in life, get along better with peers, focus/pay attention better, do better in school, and ensure their future success. There are a number of interventions that can help your child succeed; starting from a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment to brain development/training to life coaching. Utilizing the Bayridge Method we can make the aspirations you have for your children a reality!

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In N1E 4J3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I have a real passion for working with young people, specifically adolescents. I enjoy their zest for life, raw emotions and honesty. I am skilled in rapport building and engaging at risk youth. I believe that every child deserves to have a champion, someone who believes in them, supports them and encourages them. I have over 10 years working with young children and adolescents who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Self harming, substance use and Emotional Regulation. To check my availability look online at www.tworivershealth.ca I can help! Call my office to set up a 15 minute consult, free of charge. 519-265-6133

Tressa Porter, R.P.
Child Therapist

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

In N1G 2X5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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!

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

In L9T 4X5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

Ellen Crump, M.S.W., Ph.D
Child Therapist

Ellen Crump, M.S.W., Ph.D

Child and Family Counsellor

In L9H 7T6 - Nearby to Puslinch.

When children are struggling with fears, worries, sadness, issues created by divorce, bullying, or even learning challenges, the greatest help we can offer is to teach them skills which will build their core sense of self and ability to cope. The greatest gift we can give is to help children build resilience. Through creative activities and learning opportunities Thrive develops emotional resilience in kids and teens. Dr. Ellen works with children in the following areas: self-esteem anxieties worries sadness bullying combativeness divorce grief

Steve Wilding, B.A., M.A.
Child Therapist

Steve Wilding, B.A., M.A.

Therapist

In L7N 3P3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

A variety of approaches can be tailored to young children, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This approach involves individual counselling as well as teaching young children skills such as managing and coping with emotions, interpersonal skills (dealing with others), tolerating emotional distress and managing attention.

Angela Saunders, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Child Therapist

Angela Saunders, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Psychologist

In L7P 3B8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Mental health begins in infancy and childhood. Many issues in adulthood can be traced back to development in childhood. Learn the necessary skills to foster healthy parent/child attachments. The task of development involves mastering a number of milestones; emotional, cognitive and academic. Most work with children relies heavily on the involvement of the parent/caregiver. Learn ways to support your children to develop healthy ways to regulate emotions (e.g. anxiety/frustration/depression), problem solve and deal with relationships. (Psychological and Psycho-educational assessments are available.)

Zermina Wynne, BA,RECE,CTP DiplCan,Mbr CAPT
Child Therapist

Zermina Wynne, BA,RECE,CTP DiplCan,Mbr CAPT

Pre-Licenced Psychotherapist

In L6X 3E7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I do not specialize in therpay for young children but I do help adults coping with the difficulties to raising young children. Parenthood is not as easy and most people think it might be. We learn parenting skills from our earliest role models, more often than not, our own parents or primary caregivers. This is not always a healthy relationship. This is not always positive parenting. A therapist like myself who has been educated in Early Childhood Developemnt and worked with young children for numerous years can help with the difficulties and stresses you might be feeling and help you to cope with it.

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.

Marsaye Treen, RP, LSC
Child Therapist

Marsaye Treen, RP, LSC

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 4C1 - Nearby to Puslinch.

While I have worked with some young children and it is not my primary area of work. What I have done with them has been highly successful. I find children take in what you say and do their 'homework' with a lot of enthusiasm. If their parent (s) also support them to do it - this helps tremendously. Giving them physical /somatic exercises to help them deal with stress for e.g. has worked well.

Michelle Pennells, H.B.A. Psychology; D.T.A.T.I.
Child Therapist

Michelle Pennells, H.B.A. Psychology; D.T.A.T.I.

Art Therapist and Counsellor

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Therapeutic art making works really well with young children as they often have difficulty expressing their feelings with words. I use this technique in counselling young children along with interview style counselling, to provide a non-threatening way to communicate with young children about their feelings and experiences. Children are far more expressive in their artwork, and tend to communicate their inner worlds through their drawings. I tap into their experiences using their art and work with parents to resolve issues the child may be dealing with. Often I have parents create art with their child to help them gain insight into their child’s experiences.

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych
Child Therapist

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In L6X 0G9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

At MCCG we offer counselling services that are aimed towards helping young children. Our therapists use different methods to encourage young children to be able to express their difficulties such as play and art therapy. Using these non-direct approaches help children to better discuss their own feelings and feel more comfortable with the process. This allows our therapists to gain insight into the unconscious mind of the child and help them process their emotions.

Dan Watterworth, BTh., MDiv.
Child Therapist

Dan Watterworth, BTh., MDiv.

Therapist, Counsellor

In L9C 7N4 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I specialize in working with children ages 4 and up. My goal is to create a warm, inviting environment where children need the opportunity to express themselves, but they also need to be able to do it in the way that comes most naturally to them: play. I believe it's important that kids can have a place where they can have fun and develop their natural potential. This may mean learning to express emotions, improving behaviour or learning coping skills

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP
Child Therapist

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1R 7Z1 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Specifically bullying or behaviors caused by family, school related issues. I have counselled many young children and believe that they need to have a voice. Many children don't have a voice and many challenges come from this. Children often react in unhealthy ways because they aren't being heard. I offer a safe place for children to learn to express their emotions.

Tonya Castle, RP, MPH, MTA
Child Therapist

Tonya Castle, RP, MPH, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist & Music Therapist Accredited

In L9T 5M7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Counselling for young children can address challenges with behaviour and emotions, trauma, stress, self-expression and problem-solving. Children can face many stressors including bullying and other school stressors, as well as family-related changes such as divorce, a move, illness and death. I include many modalities in therapy with young children, including music, art, play and role-playing.

Brittani Ali, BA, BSW, RSW, MSW
Child Therapist

Brittani Ali, BA, BSW, RSW, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In L8L 2X3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

All of my therapy with young children revolves around game, activity or play based therapeutic techniques. Depending on the client, I will pull some foundational therapy from methods like CBT or DBT, but tend to construct these into a game, or a more child-friendly exercise. To maintain engagement and interest, the sessions tend to include multiple hands-on activities throughout one session, but these are typically focused on only one or two concepts. I also offer shorter appointments for my younger clients, or those that struggle to maintain their attention for a full-hour (ex. 20 or 30 minutes).

John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor
Child Therapist

John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor

Master of Counselling. Registered Counsellor.

In L9T 6C9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

We were all there once upon a time and can you put yourself back in those shoes? Children change as they grow and we need to grow as well as parents. We need to develop ourselves in the ways we understand our kids otherwise they can out grow us, leading to issues outside of our scope and capability. Ideally we can grow faster in parenting skills knowledge and understanding than our kids do!



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Puslinch is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 214.62 square kilometers.  The population of Puslinch is 7,336 people with 2,705 households . The population ranking for Puslinch is #537 nationally and #187 for the province of Ontario with a density of 34.20 people per sq km. Puslinch therapists serve postal code: N0B.