Therapy for Children
We offer counselling for young children 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.
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.
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.
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.
Therapists trained to treat children can help with a variety of problems.
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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
Is feeling or acting sad, anxious, irritable or tense.