Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Stittsville, ON.

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


Child Therapist

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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

Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor

Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant

Online Therapist / Coach

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

Monica Meyer, M.Ed, CCC, RP

Counsellor/Therapist/Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Stittsville

Children and youth may need a neutral, safe place to express themselves. Therapy can help healing, develop coping skills, and relieve stress. If you notice a change of personality, loss of pleasure in enjoyable activities, sleep difficulties, withdrawal, fears and anxieties, or a behavioural regression, therapy might be recommended. When dealing with children and youth using the least invasive method is proven to be the most effective. Accordingly, if possible, I like to counsel the parent(s) to help the child, and only meet with their child if required or if it is requested by the child.

Child Therapist

Jordan Houlton, M.Ed, CCC

Counsellor

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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.

Child Therapist

Sandra Forbes, M.Sc., RSW, RMFT

Registered Couple & Family Therapist, Social Worker

Within driving distance of Stittsville

Sandra Forbes, Relationship Solutions helps parents help their children. Challenges faced by children are addressed by understanding the child and people involved and the family. In some situations the children who come to Relationship Solutions have been diagnosed with for example aspergers syndrome, ADD or ADHD. They also may have no diagnosis and yet there are challenges identified. How parents work with their children in a way that works best for all family members (including themselves!) is where we focus. We are experts at Identifying family patterns that are working well and others that were once effective and may need now to shift.

Child Therapist

Amanda Telford, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Within driving distance of Stittsville

I provide counselling to children ages 7 and up who are experiencing stress, worry, bullying, anger, sadness, behavioural challenges, interpersonal difficulties, or who feel easily overwhelmed. I help your child identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and develop age appropriate strategies and tools to be able to relieve their distress and resolve their difficulties. Parents are welcome to participate, of course. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, games, books, role playing, problem solving, and social skills, I work with your child to address their underlying concerns. I welcome children with ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities.

Child Therapist

Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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

Capital Choice Counselling, Ph.D, RP, RSW

Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker

Within driving distance of Stittsville

Sandra Forbes is our therapist who specializes in young children in the Kanata area. Her approach is to work within the family unit to address the child and parent’s concerns. This allows her to have a holistic picture of what may be occurring, and to tailor her treatment plan accordingly. She will work with the parents and child to problem solve and to help parents discern how they can best help their child navigate the challenges they are experiencing.

Child Therapist

Christian Counselling Ottawa

Registered Psychotherapists

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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

Clara Panarella, M.Ed. (Counselling)

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Stittsville

Counseling children requires special skills. Children are developmentally different from adolescents and adults, and yet young children do experience emotional distress, feeling of inadequacy, frustration, and many other feelings. My role as a therapist is to establish communication on the child's terms. and enter the child's world of experience. This can be done through the use of play and storytelling. In most cases I enlist the cooperation and support of the parents in order to help the child change.

Child Therapist

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

Within driving distance of Stittsville

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, www.AttachmentOttawa.org) 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 ....



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Stittsville is located in Ontario, Canada. Stittsville therapists serve postal code: K2S.