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Assessments and Therapy for children 5-18 years old

Charting the Path to a Brighter Future

Get the insights & tools you need to address and support your child’s learning challenges & strengths

KINGSWAY PSYCHOLOGICAL & BEHAVIOURAL SERVICES

Child and Teen Therapy

A safe, welcoming space for your child or teen to work through challenges and grow into their best, most confident self.

Therapy can help your child:

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Find relief from
anxiety or depression

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Learn coping techniques
to handle stress

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Develop confidence in
themselves and their decisions

Kids deal with hard things too, often more than we realize. In our rapidly evolving world, they face a myriad of challenges – from navigating complex social dynamics at school to coping with family issues and the pressures of growing up in a digital age.

Therapy can help them navigate their world.

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We all want our kids to be happy

But sometimes, they go through tough times that can make them feel scared, confused, or overwhelmed. Therapy provides a safe space where they can talk about their feelings, understand their thoughts, and learn how to deal with the challenges they are confronting. We work in partnership with you and your child to offer the extra support and skills to help them now and in the future.

Offering your kids the chance to go to therapy is a practical way to help them get the tools they need to cope with difficult situations and live a fulfilling and happy life.

If your child is struggling with:

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If your teen is struggling with:

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How can therapy help your child?

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Therapy provides a safe space for kids and teens to unpack their feelings of stress and overwhelm. They are free to talk about whatever they want, and by discussing what’s on their mind, whether it’s a busy schedule or personal pressures, they can learn coping strategies to manage their worries, reduce anxiety and navigate their daily lives with more ease and confidence.
In therapy, children and teens can address their frustrations and struggles related to school. Whether it’s academic pressure, difficulty with certain subjects, or social issues in the classroom, a therapist can help them develop problem-solving skills and resilience. Getting things off their mind can lead to improved focus, better relationships with peers and teachers, and a more positive attitude towards learning.
Therapy can help young people understand and mitigate the effects of social media on their mental health. It provides a platform to discuss concerns about online interactions, self-esteem issues stemming from social media use, and the pressure to maintain a certain image. In our sessions, we guide them in establishing healthy digital habits and improving their self-image, independent of online influences.
Navigating friendships can be complex for kids and teens. Therapy offers them a chance to talk about these challenges in a non-judgmental environment. They can explore issues like peer pressure, conflicts, and the impact of friendships on their self-esteem. Therapists can equip them with communication and social skills, helping them build healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Family tension can significantly impact a young person’s emotional well-being. In therapy, they can express their feelings and perspectives about family dynamics without fear of judgment or disappointing family members. Therapists work with them to develop strategies for effective communication, conflict resolution, and coping with family stress. This can lead to a more harmonious home environment and better family relationships.
Kids are resilient, but sometimes they don’t know what to do with the effects of trauma. In therapy, we can help them process and heal from traumatic experiences like accidents or parental separation. Our supportive and understanding space allows them to explore their emotions, fears, and confusion and learn healthy ways to process and cope so they can begin to heal from the trauma, build resilience, and regain a sense of safety and stability in their lives.
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Child And Teen Therapy In Etobicoke And Across Ontario

Why Kingsway Psychological & Behavioural Services?

Rose Ducharme Psychologist and Owner of Kingsway Psychological and Behavioural Services in Etobicoke

Rose Ducharme

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Psychologist/Clinical Director

We believe that every child can succeed once we find the right path to support them.

Why is my child acting the way they do and what can we do to make things easier for them?

We strive to answer these questions. Our goal is to help you understand the challenges your child is experiencing and find solutions that make a genuine difference in the life of your child and family.

With extensive experience in the public and private sectors, our knowledgeable and empathic clinicians will help you find the answers you need to support your child.

Helping you and your child see a brighter future.

Clinicians Who Specialize in Child and Teen Therapy

Our approach to Child And Teen Therapy

How Our Therapy Works

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Good Fit

We take the time to understand what brought you to our door. A strong therapeutic relationship is important to the success of your child’s care and we ensure that we are a good fit before we start working together.
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Right Plan

We craft a plan that is tailored to your child’s or teen’s needs. Our approach can include things like play therapy, EMDR, or talk therapy – whichever will best meet their needs. We meet with your child or teen weekly during the course of treatment.
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Empowering Results

As we move forward with the treatment plan, we provide the tools and strategies they need, at a pace they can handle. We assess progress and results to help your child or teen move through daily life with greater ease and joy.
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Psychology And Assessment Services In Etobicoke And Across Ontario

Questions about child and teen therapy

The involvement of parents in a child’s therapy can vary. In some sessions, it might be beneficial for you to be present, while in others, your child might have one-on-one time with the therapist, depending on the specific needs and age of your child. We’ll work together to figure out the best approach. Teens will meet with us on their own and their sessions stay confidential, with the exception of cases of potential harm to themselves or others.
Absolutely. As part of supporting your child, we can also provide you with strategies and guidance. This can help you reinforce the therapy’s benefits at home and better understand how to support your child’s emotional and mental well-being. For teens, with their permission, we can support you with generalized guidance that keeps the confidential nature of their sessions in tact.
The coverage for therapy can vary. It may be covered by private insurance, but this depends on your specific plan. We can help you navigate the details of your coverage to understand what’s included during our initial consultation.
Our therapy services are provided by qualified and experienced professionals who specialize in child and adolescent therapy. They have the skills and expertise to address a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues while being compassionate and dedicated to helping your child.
Absolutely! It’s important that you and your child feel comfortable with the therapist. We can arrange an initial consultation where you can meet the therapist, ask questions, and discuss your child’s needs. This way, you can make an informed decision about whether it’s the right fit for your family.

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The positive impact that therapy can have on your child

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Every family is different, and while we can’t guarantee a specific timeline or result, our goal is that your child understands themselves better, and you start to see positive outcomes in their life, such as:

Helping you and your child feel seen, heard and supported.

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Providing them with therapy can give you peace of mind in knowing you're raising happy, healthy, and resilient children.