Child & Adolescent Psychology

Children and Adolescents can benefit from therapy if they are experiencing prolonged difficulties in several areas of their social, emotional, and intellectual development.  Our psychologists are specifically trained to work with young people and their parents using several different evidenced based modalities including play therapy, cognitive behaviour based therapy for children, and acceptance and commitment therapy based approaches for children.  

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treatment process for young people

When working with children and adolescents, our team of psychologists will work with their parents as appropriate depending on the young person's age. Typically, our psychologists will work closer with parents for younger children, and will provide updates as necessary for older teenagers.  This approach is to remain consistent with the developmental needs of the young person.  

treatment modalities for young people

Our team of psychologists will work with young people in a modality that suits the presenting issue/s.  This means that treatment is often a tailored approach that meets their needs.  The modalities of treatment include:

  • Play therapy

  • Parenting support

  • Solution focused therapy

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy based approach for young people

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy based approach for young people including mindfulness based approaches

  • Social skills training