Child Counselling

Child counselling can help your child develop coping skills that they need. Children often face the same stressors as adults but without the maturity to cope adaptively. Sometimes the issues are school related pressures or family challenges like divorce and death. At other times, the presenting issues are not quite as clear. Many parents become deeply concerned when their child exhibits anxiety, sadness and/or socio-emotional issues that seem to have little or no foundation.

Children who become overwhelmed or lack resilience are ill-equipped to understand the complexities of challenging situations. Some kids shutdown, react aggressively or become increasingly anxious at the prospect of confronting problems, especially if their ability to cope is limited, emotionally oriented or avoidant.

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Child Counselling Services with a Child Psychologist

Through counselling a Child Psychologist can help children with the following issues:

  • Attachment issues
  • Attention ~ ADHD
  • Aggression
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety ~ Panic
  • Social difficulties
  • Self-regulation
  • Behaviour ~ Conduct
  • Blended family
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Development differences
  • Divorce ~ parental separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Inability to cope
  • Grief ~ Loss
  • Selective Mutism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shyness
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Trauma

For more information, or to speak with someone concerning child counselling at our Etobicoke office in West Toronto, contact us.