Child Psychologists and/or Child Counsellors in Ottawa.


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Child Counselor

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 Counselor

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

Within Driving Distance of Ottawa, ON

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 ....

Child Counselor

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, ON K2K 2A3

Kelly Savage MSW RSW works with children, teens and parents. She has over 30 years of experience helping families. She offers families and step families practical tools to help you overcome the difficulties your child teen or family may be experiencing. Kelly has years of experience helping children, families and parents through the separation and divorce process. She has experience helping children overcome childhood trauma. Call us today at 613 287 3799 to book your appointment with Kelly.

Child Counselor

Centre For Interpersonal Relationships

Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors

388 Albert St., Unit 2, Ottawa, ON K1R 5B2

Children need safety, nurturance, affirmation, structure, and guidance to gain a positive sense of self, of others, and of the world around them. Centre for Interpersonal Relationship psychologists and clinicians assist children to develop a positive self-concept. Through our work, we help children build a more positive view of themselves and improve their capacity to connect and relate effectively with others in their home and school environment.

Child Counselor

Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor

Registered Psychotherapist

Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, ON K2H 5Z1

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 Counselor

Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6

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 Counselor

Christian Counselling Ottawa,

Registered Psychotherapists

303-63 Glencoe Street, Ottawa, ON K2H 8S5

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 Counselor

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

2039 Robertson Road Suite 260, Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2

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 Counselor

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Marriage & Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206, Ottawa, ON K2H 8T5

Child counselling and therapy supports children and families through difficulties; family changes, unexplained behaviours, learning challenges, anxiety, losses, managing emotions, or with parenting coaching. Creative approaches including play therapy keep children interested, and involve parents so the family as a team learns how to make hard things easier. For youth, talk therapy and creative ideas help to motivate change, with appropriate parent involvement. My background in education and family work gives me unique experience to support your family to understand yourself better, develop coping skills, explore emotions, and work towards the family lifestyle you prefer. Serve Ottawa & west.

Child Counselor

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, ON K2G 1G9

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.

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