Our goal at the start is to create a strong relationship with your child or teenager so that they can feel relaxed and safe with us so that they can share their current struggles.
With children or adolescents, we look at what areas are causing them distress. We observe their behaviour in session, while also assessing their behaviour from the point of view of their parents.
Often emotional difficulties mask themselves as physical symptoms for children. When children are struggling with anxiety or depression they may experience headaches, stomach aches and other symptoms.
The goal with children is to work towards behavioural replacement. This is done through the use of a variety of tools and strategies. Once the behaviour has been replaced it is then important to understand the cause of the behaviour so that this new behavioural strategy does not become problematic. We want to ensure we get to the root of their current struggle so that it does not resurface again.
This is a practice of psychotherapy that uses online tools to assist patients. Telepsychology can include video conferences or phone conferences. It allows for people to be able to access support for their emotional and mental health needs remotely rather than in person.
For treatment, we offer telepsychology sessions in a secure, virtual setting that can easily be accessed via your computer or mobile device. Telepsychology offers a unique, physically-distanced approach to treatment sessions that allows us to focus on and address nearly everything we would during an in-person session.
For assessment, initial intake and feedback meetings can be completed effectively in a virtual format, but some assessment activities will require in-person appointment.
Parent Support & training
At the simplest level, parenting counseling, also referred to as parenting therapy, is simply “help with your child.” It can include all loved ones, you and your spouse, you and your child, or just you. It doesn’t matter if the conflict lies between you and your child, or if it has to do with family related issues or child-related developmental, physical, or mental health problems; counselling sessions can provide you with the support and resources you need to be the best parent possible.