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.


Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

In N1E 4J3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Childre love to play and feel joy. However, often they do not know how to express their unhappy, angry scare or sad feelings. They do not know to tell their parents and friends about what is going on inside them They may seem to erupt like a volcano or become silent and withdrawn. it is at times liek these that giving them an opportuingty to talk, play,sing and even use their body to release feelings is so helpful. We use a variety of techniques to help them feel better. Invite us to join with you in this journey.

Michelle Iacobucci, RP (Qualifying)
Child Therapist

Michelle Iacobucci, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1E 6A8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

My approach when working with children under 12 years old is to ensure that they are provided with a positive and safe experience of therapy. I prefer to tailor therapy to their developmental stage by creating a fun environment that may involve play, art, and activities during sessions. Discussions about their interests, skills, and special talents and abilities are at the forefront of our therapeutic conversations to help build confidence and feelings of positivity. My background in relational therapy may invite parents or siblings into sessions as well. Please contact me for a free consultation if you are interested in determining if I would be a good fit for your child/children.

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

Jane Kraft, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Jane Kraft, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

In N1H 4E9 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Children in therapy are often grateful for the opportunity to have an adult hear their voice and how they perceive their world. I work with children to help them cope by talking about their feelings in a safe environment and to learn new skills that help them work through their problems. I often utilize a cognitive behavioural therapy approach when working with children who experience feelings like sadness, anger, stress, worry, low self-esteem to collaboratively help them become more resilient to such challenging feelings.

Zermina Wynne, RPQ,BA,RECE,CTP-D,Member CAPT
Child Therapist

Zermina Wynne, RPQ,BA,RECE,CTP-D,Member CAPT

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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.

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.

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

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!

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Alderson, Ph.D.

Registered Psychologist (Alberta and Ontario)

Available for Online Therapy

[I OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA AND ONTARIO]. I have seen children with various disorders, but mostly those who are 6 years of age and older. I have been a psychologist since 1986, and I have expertise in several approaches. My main approaches include cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT NOW: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14249112

Magdalena Karakehayova, RP (Qualifying)
Child Therapist

Magdalena Karakehayova, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1E 6A8 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Children can often exhibit externalizing or internalizing behaviors when they are unable to express themselves or process/cope with their feelings and emotions. Therapy can be a safe space for children to make sense of their feelings through creative and engaging means. Depending on age, working with young children can entail working with parents on how to best support their child in what they are going through and to give parents a space to reflect on the kind of parent they want to be while expressing concerns or personal challenges they may be experiencing. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to ensure we are a good fit.

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

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

Child and Family Counsellor

In L9H 1V4 - 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

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

In N0B 1C0 - Nearby to Puslinch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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+)

Paul Young, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Paul Young, MSW, RSW

Therapist, Registered Social Worker

In N1M 1M5 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I have worked with parents and children for more than 15 years, and recognize that each family, and each child is unique. Children and their families need to be understood in order to best help out. While at times the resolution can come from working with the child, often, working also, or even just, with the parents can be most successful. I value the parent/child bond, and see the purpose of counselling as to strengthen that bond, not come between it!

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.

JoAnne Clark, M.A., C. Psych.
Child Therapist

JoAnne Clark, M.A., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In N1H 3V2 - Nearby to Puslinch.

I conduct both assessment and therapy for children and adolescents. For therapy, I use a combination of Art and Play Therapy to help children work through personal difficulties and developmental issues. I encourage parents to join our sessions to help establish and create a safe explorative environment. In addition, beginning at age 3, I offer comprehensive assessment with differential diagnosis for developmental delays, cognitive delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other childhood disorders.

Shauna Switzer, RP, MCP, MA, C. HYP
Child Therapist

Shauna Switzer, RP, MCP, MA, C. HYP

Registered Psychotherapist #006934

In L7G 4A3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Working with children 6 + brings positive changes to the individual and families. Collaboratively, children and parents can learn to: manage strong feelings (anxiety, stress, sadness, frustration) Recover from and prevent meltdowns, tantrums, or aggressive behaviour Socialize, make and keep friends Learn coping skills, including developing resiliency, during stressful situations

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP, DCP(in progress)
Child Therapist

Jessica Ricci, MA, RP, DCP(in progress)

Registered Psychotherapist

In N0B 1T0 - 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

Eugenio Counselling Services, MSW and RP Qualifying
Child Therapist

Eugenio Counselling Services, MSW and RP Qualifying

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherpist

In N1L 1J3 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Children many times don't have the cognitive abilities to understand why they feel the way they feel, which means it is very difficult to express their experiences verbally. Children also do not experience trauma, depression and anxiety the same way adults do. Sometimes their fears, stress and sadness can actually lead them to act out, act inappropriately, be angry, become hyperactive, etc. I provide a safe space for children to process their experiences in their way and allow them to communicate their feelings, their way.

Shane Smyth, RP
Child Therapist

Shane Smyth, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W7 - Nearby to Puslinch.

Having trained as a child and youth worker I am able to work with a variety of issues facing children. I am experienced in building a strong relationship with children and providing them with a space to learn and grow so they can express their thoughts and emotions in a healthy manner. This can lead to a reduction in emotional outbursts, increase self regulation and improved emotional intelligence.

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.



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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.