Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Woodbridge, ON.

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


John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor
Child Therapist

John Shippam, MCC. Professional counsellor

Master of Counselling. Registered Counsellor.

In L9T 6C9 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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!

The Family Enhancement Centre, MSW
Child Therapist

The Family Enhancement Centre, MSW

We are counselling practice of Registered Social Workers, Family Counsellors, Marriage Counsellors, Play Therapists

In L6R 0W3 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

The Family Enhancement Centre has highly experienced and professionally trained child counsellors who help children cope with problems related to domestic violence, sexual abuse, parent's divorce, death of a loved one, among other emotional issues. We make use of therapeutic interventions like play therapy, art therapy and sand therapy to help children heal through imagination. The approach involves using different kinds of activities & techniques to engage children in therapy through role playing and games. Call us today to know more about how we can help you!

Kristen Drozda, R.P, C.C.C, PMH-C, CYC
Child Therapist

Kristen Drozda, R.P, C.C.C, PMH-C, CYC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

In L5N 8E7 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Children and adolescents have their own stressors, challenges and mental health they live with. We are here to provide support for them to manage their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in an effective way to be most successful.

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

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In L6X 0G9 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

In M4Y 1E1 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW

Couples Therapist, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

In M6G 1L5 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

If a family connects with me directly due to my past work experience, or if a therapist refers a family to me knowing my history in the field, I do provide limited space for families. I offer Emotionally Focused Family Therapy which has important engagement with parents/caregivers/guardians. Quite simply, I need you just as much as the child does for effective treatment! I offer avenues for connections and work towards "corrective emotional experiences" within the family. This actually goes on during the session---and beyond! Please do not hesitate to inquire if you feel I might be a fit for you.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OAMHP
Child Therapist

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OAMHP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

In L5B 3C1 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Children learn by trial, error and parental guidance, and when faced with new situations or expectations, emotions will surface as a normal reaction. Young children have limited communication skills, and often a temper tantrum is the only means to communicate that they need help. However, when severe emotional symptoms develop into an unhealthy pattern, parents should seek professional help. As an Expressive Arts therapist, I enter the child's world of emotions and thinking through play, art and music. Children love to play. It is their language of communication. Let me offer you my help to explore goals, solutions, coping skills and support for your child. 905-842-3626

Eugenio Counselling Services, MSW and RP Qualifying
Child Therapist

Eugenio Counselling Services, MSW and RP Qualifying

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherpist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Trish Joyes, RP, CCC, MACP
Child Therapist

Trish Joyes, RP, CCC, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor at Kindred Hope Wellness

In L3Y 6E6 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Kindred Hope Wellness' team specializes in children from 12 years old exceptionalities can be explored with clients to better understand and how to cope with them. Our team focuses on a CBT and ACT approach in building the clients' strategies and skills that involve self-awareness, executive functioning skills, and other options.

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 M8X 2X9 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

Camilla Lofranco, BSc, MACP, RP
Child Therapist

Camilla Lofranco, BSc, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist and Breakthrough&Career Coach

In L4L 7Y8 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Play based therapy is an important aspect of connecting with children. I provide a safe environment for they to explore their feelings. The children I work with gain insights into their behaviour and the behaviour of others. They learn new skills and feel more confident and empowered in their lives. Children are unique and resilient people and with the proper skills and mentorship they will grow up to become adults who produce extraordinary results.

Emma DeRaaf, (B.A.) Psychology
Child Therapist

Emma DeRaaf, (B.A.) Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

It can be especially scary when a child struggles, because it can be so hard for them to communicate and as adults, we often want to protect them from the things that can hurt them. On top of that, we know that the struggles of childhood can go on to affect adulthood. Fortunately, through different types of counselling, such as play therapy and attachment therapy, young children are often able to find a means of communication and are able to express themselves and their struggles.

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 Woodbridge.

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.

Ann Matson, B.A. Sc. B ED. OCT, OAMHP
Child Therapist

Ann Matson, B.A. Sc. B ED. OCT, OAMHP

Individual, Marriage, Relationship and Family Counsellor/Therapist

In L7E 0S7 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Young children are faced with many issues and challenges including divorce recovery, anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictions and others. The approach taken is not only a cognitive approach but a practical “hands on” , “activity based” exercise approach. Pet therapy, art therapy and solution and strength based methods are used for the child in order to reinforce certain cognitive methods of thinking. As a professional, I have had extensive training and a lengthy amount of experience (16 years) in dealing with all ages including young child to youth to young adult. Possible other topics include goal building, personality type, career exploration, safe coping strategies and many more

Karina Zorzella, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Child Therapist

Karina Zorzella, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Psychologist

In L6J 7W5 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

My approach builds on supporting parents’ mental health and increasing parents’ attunement and sense of connection to their children. This process also helps parents identify and learn new ways to meet their children’s emotional needs. My services also include working with parents facing perinatal/postpartum challenges and concerns about becoming a parent. I also work with adopted children and their parents with a view of supporting their attachment relationship and children’s overall development. My approach integrates play therapy along with other evidence-based techniques. Children can’t express themselves effectively with words when it comes to worries and other big feelings.

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L4Z 2G7 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

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 Woodbridge.

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.

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 Woodbridge.

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.

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW
Child Therapist

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW

Registered Social Worker

In L6J 1J5 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

Therapy with young children can be very critical to your child’s future development and emotional health. I provide some structure geared toward the issue at hand but the child also has a chance to explore their feelings in creative ways. Situations many young children come to therapy for include difficulty regulating emotions, parental separation or divorce, grief, withdrawal, trauma, amongst others. No matter what your child is going through, therapy can get them over the hurdle by allowing them to speak out in different ways and discovering coping strategies to get them through.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

In L4T 0A1 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Child Therapist

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

In M4N 3N1 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

Tonya Castle, RP, MPH, MTA
Child Therapist

Tonya Castle, RP, MPH, MTA

Registered Psychotherapist & Music Therapist Accredited

In L9T 5M7 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

In M4P 1G8 - Nearby to Woodbridge.

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!

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!



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Woodbridge is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of Woodbridge is 101,170 people. Woodbridge therapists serve postal code: L4L.