Children

For Their Well-Being

For some, childhood and adolescence can be an especially difficult time. Certain learning disabilities and disorders can be challenging can be challenging, as can mental health issues including social anxiety and behavioural issues. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 10-20% of Canadian youths can be affected by a mental health issue, though only 1 in 5 of those children gets the services they need.

We provide confidential services in Thunder Bay to address behavioural, psychological, and social issues, as well as identified disorders. Our specialized team of mental health professionals provide high-quality psychological services to help children and teens overcome their challenges.

Assessments

We can provide a range of assessments geared to children and adolescents:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral issues (emotion dysregulation, ODD, etc.)
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Giftedness
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional issues (anxiety, depression, etc.)

Counselling and Psychotherapy

We provide one-to-one counselling sessions that are relaxed and non-judgemental. Since every child is unique, we use the Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach because of its flexibility. Using this "here and now" approach, we help youths understand their thoughts and feelings, and identify the unhelpful ones. Then, we explore ways of addressing these unhelpful feelings, working with their families as required, for positive and lasting change.

We provide counselling/psychotherapy for various childhood and teenage issues such as:

  • Anxiety/worry/panic
  • Social problems (shyness, social anxiety)
  • Fears/phobias
  • Depression/sadness
  • Self-esteem/body image
  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Grief/loss
  • Family issues such as separation/divorce
  • Coping with ADHD/learning disabilities

We can provide your child with the professional psychological support he or she needs to address these issues and move forward.