Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
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.
Phyllis Ng, MA, OACCPP, CCC
32 South Unionville Ave. Suite# 2051, Markham, ON L3R 9S6
Do your kid avoid going to school, find it hard to concentrate, feel sad, anxious, or angry, have a hard time socialize with other kids, challenge authorities and break rules all the time? There is always HOPE! I use art and play therapy as well as supportive counselling to help kids express themselves and learn coping strategies to increase their self-esteem, manage their negative emotions, and improve their social skills. After completing counselling, they will be able to achieve better grades and improve relationships with family members, peers and teachers. I also provide training for parents to learn effective parenting skills to manage children's challenging behaviors.
Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
Children are our wise masters. They know and see everything, much more than they should. I encourage my young clients to talk about what they are feeling and to feel the feelings in their body, so they learn to trust their instincts. I create a safe, playful, non-judgemental space for children to share, this is done via play therapy such a drawing, sculpting with play dough and acting dress up. I gently encourage young children to talk about their families in order to help them better understand their feelings and emotions.
Marcus Chow, MDiv, RP, RMFT
15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
I work with children in the context of families. Through interactions in play and activities, I connect with children and engage with their worlds as well as their understanding of things evolving around them. As I walk with them, I assist them to develop new skills and provide support for them in the midst of challenges. In this journey, I also engage with the parents when needed, so that together, we can work towards the children's well being. Sessions can be conducted in English or Cantonese.
John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7
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.