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Therapy for Children

Therapy for children requires a unique approach to help them communicate and process difficult feelings and memories. Our compassionate child therapists provide care for young children (under 12 years) in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. 

What is Child Therapy?

What is a Child Therapist?

A child therapist treats children with behavioural, emotional, or mental disorders. Children see the world differently than adults and need a specialized approach.

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Child therapy includes therapy approaches that are specifically tailored for children under the age of 12 to effectively empower them to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a positive and nurturing environment.

Play Therapy

A counselling approach that uses different kinds of play therapy techniques to help children express thoughts and feelings. It is a specialized approach made for young children. Play therapy may appear as normal play time to an outside perspective, but to a trained therapist, it offers invaluable insights into the thoughts and feelings of young children who can not properly articulate what they are going through.

EMDR for Children

EMDR is a relatively modern technique that has gained increased popularity in treating PTSD (Post traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, eating disorders and more. A trained therapist who works with children can effectively apply EMDR techniques on children who have previously experienced a traumatic event.

Therapists trained to treat children can help with a variety of problems.

Help with Problems Like:


Family Problems

School Problems

Social Anxiety

Medical Diagnoses


Learning Difficulty


Culture Shock

Help With Feelings Like:








Low Self-Esteem

Help With Conditions Like:





Eating Disorders


Behavioral Disorders


How Can a Therapist Help?

OCD in Children

Children with OCD show signs of obsession, which are fears that the child can't stop thinking about, and compulsions, which are rituals that your child may do to control their fears and prevent bad things from happening.

Parents may notice that the child:

  • Has trouble concentrating.

  • Gets irritated or anxious when things are not perfect.

  • Washes their hands frequently.

  • Get upset about asymmetry.

  • Needs parent to say or do exactly as they say.

  • Spends too much time getting dressed, do homework, and other daily tasks.

  • Is feeling or acting sad, anxious, irritable or tense.

Children who have experienced a trauma can often find it difficult to verbalize their thoughts and feelings about the traumatic event. Our therapists offer a specialized approach to help children process what had happened and learn how to cope.

Trauma in Children

Our Child Therapists in Edmonton & Sherwood Park


Nicole Pertich

Registered Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Nicole specializes in working with children and youth, aged 3-16 years old. Nicole has been helping children and youth overcome their difficulties and live full lives for over 15 years. 

Accepting New Clients


Nicole's Fee: $200/hour


Shelley Campbell

MSW, RSW, EMDR Trained

Shelley is a registered social worker who has experience working with children who are living in challenging circumstances or experience mental health concerns.

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park

Shelley's Fee: $160/hour


Nadja Hansen

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Works with young children under 8 years old, as well as older children 9+. She uses play therapy techniques to help children cope with childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, bullying, family issues, autism and more. 

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park

Nadja's Fee: $200/hour


Chantal Rose

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained

Works with young children under 8 years old, and older children 9+.

Existing Clients Only


Chantal's Fee: $160/hour

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Mark Paradis


Mark specializes in working with children and adults who live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorders, work place problems, anger issues, sleep difficulties, grief, marital issues, and family issues.

Accepting New Clients

Sherwood Park

Mark's Fee: $180/hour