children (7 and up)
Children and youth often have challenges managing traumatic events, difficult emotions, impulsive behaviour and challenging interpersonal relationships. Individual therapy and supportive counselling can help individuals learn positive coping strategies, develop crisis and safety plans, and develop ways to gain and maintain mental health wellness.
Sometimes children need support to manage difficult emotions related to trauma, changes in family composition, issues with bullying and interpersonal relationships, to name a few. Often learning new coping strategies, how to have positive behaviour and how to communicate effectively can make a huge difference not only for the child but for the whole family.
Adolescence can be a difficult time and youth can struggle with developing or existing anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm behaviours and many other common mental health concerns. Learning how to cope, having a good crisis and safety plan and engaging in cognitive behavioural therapy can lead to positive changes and a new outlook on life.
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If you require immediate support please contact Crisis Services at 1-888-893-8333, visit your local emergency department or call 911.
When children and youth experience mental health or behavioural concerns families can find themselves struggling to function and maintain open communication with each other. Maintaining boundaries and having clear rules and consequences can often be helpful along with knowing when and where to reach out for help to get back to where you want to be as a family.
Michelle Harris, M.S.W., R.S.W., TITC-CT
Registered Social Worker & Clinical Traumatologist
Call or Text: 705-795-9708