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Child + Teen Therapy

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Children's brain is rapidly developing, it's still under construction. Kids often lose access to the thinking part of the brain and have a hard time regulating their emotions.  I help kids to build awareness and skills to cope with difficult emotions and situations. Through art, kids can express their struggles and process their experiences.

Adolescence is a unique stage in life when self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-development could be stalled. A guided creative process can increase self-acceptance, strengthen the sense of self and reduce stress.

Available Options

In-person Midtown

In-person sessions at the Family Psychology Centre, located at 181 Eglinton Ave E.,

Toronto.

Get the benefit of a multidisciplinary team with psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists on the team.

In-person York Region

Morning sessions:

In-person sessions at the Richmond Hill Art School, located at 10271 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 

Afternoon and evening sessions:

In-person sessions at York Wellness located at 78 Main Street S., Newmarket.

Online Therapy

Experience the convenience of our online parent support and coaching rooted in the Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, designed to empower parents from the comfort of their own homes.

Fees

Please note, that the fee structure is different at the Family Psychology Centre at Midtown location. Please enquire with the Family Psychology Centre admin about current rates. For all the other options, it is $140 for a 50-minute session.

I am able to provide receipts submittable to extended health benefits for reimbursement. Please reference your provider manual to ensure you are covered for Registered Psychotherapy.

I work with clients that need support in areas of

  • Family Dynamics

  • Life Transitions

  • Loss of Purpose

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic Illness

  • Eating Disorders

  • Self-Harm / Suicidal Thoughts

  • Comminucation

  • Anger

  • Quality of life

What does an online session look like?

Sessions are conducted over Zoom for Healthcare. All you need is a tablet or a computer, a video camera. Sessions run for 50 minutes and take place from the comfort of your own home. This option is great if you can have privacy and won't be disturbed by others. If you worry that you might be overheard, the in-person session would work best for you.

This option is offered for parents' coaching and support only.

 

Read the risks and benefits of online therapy.


 

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What does an in-person session look like?

Sessions are conducted at one of our offered locations, where high-quality art supplies are provided in a wide variety.

This option is available for ages 6+. Please note that children younger than 6 are encouraged to participate with caregivers in sessions.

In sessions, your child will be invited to engage in creative expression with a choice of art supplies while having the opportunity to discuss the art created. I am here to provide guidance and support in any way necessary, whether it's holding the paper in place, giving demonstrations, or offering helpful tips.

One of the unique aspects of art therapy is that we often arrive at meaning and insight through art in unexpected and profound ways. It's important to note that art is an option and does not have to be completed during the session. The focus is on the process itself and the emotions it may evoke. Talk therapy is also available if it feels more familiar to your teen.

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Crisis Resources

~ If you are in crisis or need someone to talk to immediately, please go to the WORLDWIDE crisis line: www.befrienders.org

~ If you are in CANADA visit: www.crisisservicescanada.ca or call: 1.833.456.4566 or text 45645

~ CANADA KIDS Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 for 24/7 support 

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