Our psychotherapy for children involves talk therapy sessions with our experienced senior occupational therapist and psychotherapist, who specializes in working with children. Our therapist uses evidence-based techniques to help children understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Depending on the child's age, developmental level, and needs, different types of therapy may be used, including play therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family therapy, and others.
Play therapy is often used with younger children and involves using play as a way for the child to express themselves and work through their emotions. Cognitive-behavioural therapy helps children identify negative thought patterns and learn to replace them with more positive ones. Family therapy involves working with the entire family to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships.
Our goal is to help children improve emotional regulation, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, increase social skills, improve academic performance, and enhance overall well-being. Therapy sessions are typically held once a week or bi-weekly, and the length of treatment can vary depending on the child's needs and progress.
It is important for parents to be involved in their child's therapy and work closely with the therapist to support their child's progress. Psychotherapy for children can be a highly effective way to help them overcome challenges and develop the skills they need to lead happy, healthy lives.
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