Psychological Counselling and Therapy for Children
Therapy is a caring, confidential, and safe space for a child with issues at home or school to cope with the difficulties they are facing.
We offer child counselling wherein a trained and professional therapist will help your child work through various challenges, including (but not limited to):
Your child’s therapist will regularly communicate with you to work through a treatment plan. Families are important in a child’s growth and development, and therefore may be included in therapy with the child’s permission. Healing can occur faster when children have support at home and families work together.
Learn more about family therapy.
What Can I Expect from LCC Child Counselling and Therapy?
- We will develop a trusted relationship with the child so they are able to fully express and explore their feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviours.
- We create therapeutic safety for the child or teen, then expand to include the parents with the child’s permission. The child knows which issues will be addressed.
- Play therapy may be used, allowing the child to work out their issues through play. Toys and play become the child’s language and symbolize what they cannot express, helping the therapist to provide appropriate guidance.
- Sand tray therapy may be used, an expressive therapy tool where the child constructs a miniature scene using sand, water, images, and figures. Sand tray therapy promotes self-expression and is effective for processing trauma.
It can be difficult for children to communicate their emotions and experiences effectively. An experienced therapist will use techniques that will aid in understanding what the child is feeling or struggling with, and then provide them with the help and guidance they need to overcome obstacles and end patterns of negative thoughts or behaviours.
We invite you to contact us for a confidential and complimentary 15 minute consultation. We will assess your needs, understand your concerns, and match your child with the right therapist. Call 905-231-2273 or submit the form on the right of this page.