Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in York, ON.

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


Brian Stather,  MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT
Child Therapist

Brian Stather, MRE BEd, RP, CSFT, MFT

Registered Psychotherapist

In M1H 1B2 - Nearby to York.

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Bayridge Counselling Centre- Mississauga, Clinic
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Mississauga, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L4Z 1S2 - Nearby to York.

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.

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW
Child Therapist

Karene Martin-Russell, RSW, BSW

Registered Social Worker

In L6J 1J5 - Nearby to York.

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.

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 York.

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.

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 York.

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.

Camilla Lofranco, BSc, MACP, RP
Child Therapist

Camilla Lofranco, BSc, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist and Breakthrough&Career Coach

In L4L 7Y8 - Nearby to York.

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.

Jassi Mundi, B.Sc. (Hons) Psych, MACP
Child Therapist

Jassi Mundi, B.Sc. (Hons) Psych, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4Z 1V9 - Nearby to York.

Having young children of my own and being a single mother I have come to know the difficulties children can face at home and school. Children experience numerous issues that impact how they act, feel or learn. Children can experience concerns at school, with bullying, family and health problems. Children also face difficulties with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self injury, eating disorders, disruptive behaviors, anger and sadness. The importance of learning healthy thought patterns at a young age can lead to a happy and fulfilling adult life, creating good interpersonal relationships, better self-esteem, communication skills, and confidence.

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 York.

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.

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 York.

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.

Julia Biamonte, RP (Qualifying)
Child Therapist

Julia Biamonte, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

The world that children are growing up in today can be confusing and tricky for them to adapt to. I have a preference for working with children and parents/guardians to work towards supporting the child in the distress they have been experiencing. Children can really benefit from having a safe place to express what it is they are experiencing. I suggest having a phone consult for any therapy involving younger children. Please reach out to set up a call today.

Shyamala Kiru, DMin, RP
Child Therapist

Shyamala Kiru, DMin, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Director at Kiru Wellness Clinic

In L3Y 1K5 - Nearby to York.

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.

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 York.

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.

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 L4Y 2X3 - Nearby to York.

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!

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW
Child Therapist

Evan Wick, EdD, MSW, RSW

Couples Therapist, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

In M6G 1L5 - Nearby to York.

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.

Jaime Saibil, M.A.
Child Therapist

Jaime Saibil, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist & Cognitive behavioural therapist

In M4N 3N1 - Nearby to York.

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.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

In M4P 1G8 - Nearby to York.

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!

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

In L4X 1L9 - Nearby to York.

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.

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP
Child Therapist

Hanit Isakovan, M.A., R.P., OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist

In M5N 1B5 - Nearby to York.

I use various creative commitment strategies to obtain commitment to children therapeutic engagement. For example, I use play therapy activities to engage children in key social-emotional learning areas to help them better support their mental health for life. This includes learning how to effectively manage stress, identifying emotions, emotion regulation, nurturing relationships, planning and problem solving, conflict resolution skills training, following daily routines, mindfulness meditation, staying positive, and feeling good about themselves.

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Child Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In L4Z 2G7 - Nearby to York.

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.

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 1L9 - Nearby to York.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In M5J 2T3 - Nearby to York.

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.

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

Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych

Registered Psychologist

In L5B 3C4 - Nearby to York.

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.

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 York.

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

Michelle Iacobucci, RP
Child Therapist

Michelle Iacobucci, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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

Emma DeRaaf, (B.A.) Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

In L6J 1J4 - Nearby to York.

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.



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York is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of York is 145,662 people. York therapists serve postal code: M6E.