Child & Youth Psychotherapy
We assess your child’s presenting concerns by assessing his/her history, developmental stage, strengths and the child or youth’s interests. We work in consultation with the parents or guardians as the attachment relationship is integral in the healing and change process. We utilize the following therapeutic methods with children and youth:
• Play therapy
• Sand tray therapy
• Theraplay or parent/child therapy
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol that utilizes attachment strategies, sand tray therapy, play therapy, and EMDR.
• Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
• Mindfulness Strategies
It is important to recognize that the therapeutic plan is adjusted to address the evolving therapeutic needs and progress of the child or youth.
Click here for the Canadian Association for Play Therapy’s
description of the benefits of play therapy.
Click here for an explanation of Sand tray/play therapy.
Click here for the EMDR International Associations description
of EMDR and its therapeutic benefits.
Click here for an explanation of the Integrative Attachment Model.