Child Therapists in Downtown, Calgary, AB

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Photo of Jane A Gillespie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Calgary, AB
Jane A Gillespie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am currently providing the following interventions: Child Consultant; Voice of the Child Intervention; Child Development Consultations; Therapeutic Access/ Reunification Therapy; Parent Child Relationship Therapy; Parent/ Child Contact Problems; Mediation and Family Restructuring; SAFE Home Study ​.
I have practiced social work for almost two decades and have devoted my career to assisting at-risk families. I have a Clinical Master of Social Work (MSW) in children 's mental health and specialize in assessment and intervention where children are the subject of custody determinations or parenting disputes. My training includes family mediation and the creation of developmentally sensitive parenting plans. I have additional forensic training in assessment of family violence and child maltreatment. I am trained in child -led play, therapeutic access and am a registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.
(587) 327-1806
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Lauren Kotylak
Psychologist, BA, MEd
Verified
Verified
In my work with children , I use a combination of cognitive-behavioural and narrative therapy while drawing on creative interventions including play in therapy.
I have experience with a variety of client challenges including anxiety, addiction, complex trauma, depression, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, grief, etc. I have a strong interest in Interpersonal Neurobiology (the brain’s ability to rewire itself when offered corrective emotional experiences) and Sensorimotor Therapy, which rests under the assumption that trauma or attachment disruption is stored in the body. In addition, I have recently started using EMDR in my therapeutic practice with children and adults.
(587) 207-4994
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Benazir Sindhi
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Benazir and I work with children (ages 5+), adolescents, young adults, parents, and schools. I am a provisional psychologist specializing in helping people affected by trauma, grief and loss, separation/ divorce, complex behavioural concerns, emotional dysregulation, racism and discrimination, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. In counselling, I practice from a systemic and trauma-informed lens which means that I not only focus on what a person’s behaviour is, but on the why; what are the reasons for the behaviour and feelings? how has your environment impacted you? what is happening or has happened in your world?
(587) 844-2497
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Tanvir Gill
Psychologist, BA, MC, R Psyc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I focus on treating children , youth and adults (ages 6 and up). My areas of focus are ADHD, developmental disorders, and other issues which impact learning. I also treat issues like depression, self-esteem, anxiety, or behavioral issues. I enjoy working directly with individuals, but also provide parenting support and interventions. In addition to providing services in English, I am fluent in Punjabi, and I am passionate and interested in working with clients from all backgrounds.
(587) 609-5617
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Dotun Ogunfowora
Psychologist, MC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is challenging; remember you are not alone. It is possible manage the challenges with self awareness and support (clinicians, friends and family). I enjoy supporting individuals, couples, children , and youth in diverse areas including bully/harassment (workplace and school), burnout management, emotional regulation (depression and anxiety), self–development, and self-understanding. I also specialize in psychological assessments of adults, youths, and children to aid insight into their studies, personality, behaviours, and psychological functioning.
(587) 402-3631
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Vanessa Chen
Psychologist, HBsc, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist, and I love working with children , adolescents, adults and families. I will provide you an environment to allow you to process thoughts, feelings and/or to come up with solutions if needed. I am passionate about guiding you towards lasting positive changes and wholeness.
(587) 813-6836
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Christine Turner
Psychologist, BEd, MA, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know how troubling it is to struggle. I have been there. You feel as though you've tried everything, but nothing works. You feel frustrated, scared, exhausted and possibly doubting every decision you have ever made. I am here to tell you that whatever it is you are going through – whether it is a hard day, or a hard month, or a hard year, you are not alone! I work with adults, children , teens, and parents to decrease anxiety and build emotional resilience.
(587) 507-8497
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Mike Denis
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified
Verified
He provides both Court related and non-Court related supports: Mediation, individual counseling for parents and children , Parenting Coordination, Coaching, and parenting plan development.
Mike is a Registered Psychologist with over 10 years experience working with divorce, separation, mediation, and high conflict families. He is a specialized Child & Adolescent/Young Adult Psychologist. He has experience conducting mental health, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, Custody & Access assessments, and counselling both 'high risk' youth and adults. He is a certified and experienced DBT therapist, and practices Reality, Narrative, and Client Centred paradigms. He is courteous, respectful & open minded.
(587) 870-6626
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Calgary, AB T2G
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Johanna Marie Kalkreuth
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I offer counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children ), couples, and families, addressing anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, anger/aggression, and other emotional/behavioural issues. It is my belief that effective counselling incorporates working with the whole human being - including the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences in the body. My approach integrates mindfulness and cognitive interventions with somatic body and movement work.
(866) 862-6345
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Norm Wellington
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, RFM, RPCA
Verified
Verified
My practice, over the years, has become more and more attuned to problems of conflict and issues of violence. As a trained child psychologist, I have seen first hand the raw damage an emotional injury continues to create. As a clinician, it has not been unusual for me to see the same sorts of trauma: yet locked away in one's memory, living on in current behaviour. This is what conflict can do. The issues just seem to keep on repeating themselves, inevitably with the same unfortunate outcomes. (My role sometimes is the Life Coach who becomes a personal guide.)
(403) 800-1150
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Kathleen Kelava
Psychologist, BComm, MC
Verified
Verified
I have worked extensively with children , youth, parents, adults, and families, and the challenges associated with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, peer/family relations, and related diagnoses/experiences.
I am constantly amazed at the resilience we all show, as we navigate our lives amidst the challenges that invariably arise! Sometimes the demands on us outweigh the resources we have available in that moment. It takes a courageous person to recognize the need for, and to request and accept, support. I am honoured every time clients invite me to join them along their journeys toward improved insight, skill, interaction, and overall living.
(587) 207-8856
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Jing Liu
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BMed, MACP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered provisional psychologist who has always had a great passion in supporting people reach their full potential. I integrate Ancient philosophy into Western Counselling context to foster self-growth. My work experience includes depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, anger management, grief and loss, life transition, and so forth. I have experience working with children and youth, adults, couples, and families who come from diverse cultural and ethnic groups. I believe that counselling is a great way for people to gain new insights into their past experiences and challenges that they have encountered.
(587) 206-9631
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Calgary, AB T2P
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Sander Deeth
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Seeing your child struggle can be difficult.
I am a registered psychologist who specializes in working with Children , Adolescents, and Young Adults struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, and Behavioural Issues. Coping with social anxiety, self-hate, school problems, or behaviour outbursts is hard to do alone. I can help you and your child take the first step in creating change.
(403) 999-4752
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2R
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Simren Jhuty
Psychologist, BA, MSc, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Simren also provides psychological assessments for children , adolescents and adults to assess their intellectual, academic and social/emotional functioning.
Simren Jhuty is a Psychologist in Calgary and is registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is also the Founder and Clinical Director of Stride Psychology. Simren completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Master of Science in Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology. She has worked in private, research, hospital and educational settings. Throughout her education, training, and work experience, Simren has had the opportunity to work with individuals who come from diverse families, cultures, and backgrounds.
(587) 841-0324
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Sunlight Psychological Clinic Ltd/Sunligtkids
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Verified
I have been working for children with autism as a behavioural aide for more than 10 years. I also have experiences in PTSD and trauma related to car accidents and sexual abused during my graduate practicum.
(587) 355-1513
Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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ABS Psychological Services
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
Hi and Welcome! My name is Alexandra, but I go by Alex. I have worked in the special needs field for 15 years and have experience with a variety of areas including children who have complex medical needs. I have facilitated social skills and therapy groups for children and adolescents and have worked extensively with children and their families in their homes, the community and in school and private settings. My therapy approach is play based both directive and non-directive, I integrate components of cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy and solution focused.
(587) 801-7381
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Downtown
Calgary, AB T2P
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Karen Colburne
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Parenting is a wondrous yet often difficult journey. Children 's early development takes place within the context of their close relationships. My work focusses on helping to optimize the parent- child relationship as the foundation for a child to reach their potential and have the best possible start in life. I have focussed my career on working with children , including children with developmental differences and various medical challenges through settings such as Montreal Children 's Hospital, Children 's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and the Alberta Children 's Hospital. I look forward to journeying with you on the adventure of parenting.
(888) 979-0875
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Dragonfly Therapeutics of Calgary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CPT
Verified
Verified
I have a number of years experience working with a variety of populations, ages and abilities, however, I also have additional training in counselling children and adults with developmental disabilities and working with children as a Certified Play Therapist.
With 22 years counselling experience, I offer a therapeutic practice that values working collaboratively with individuals, in an encouraging and supportive environment. I work out of two locations, offering clients the option of an inner city office setting or a rural outdoor environment.
(855) 976-3925
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Joel Roos
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein - As a psychologist, I tend to work with people to focus them on what they can change and control to find successes with their problems. Whether working with couples, families, children , youth, or adults, I'd like to be the guy who listens in a way others may have failed to hear you before. My ideal client is anyone craving new skills, new ways of thinking and feeling, and is ready to learn how to think anew about the things they were once sure of.
(866) 546-6811
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Calgary, AB T2R
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Stamatina (Tina) Nikolaou
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I am an empathic and dynamic listener who is passionate about helping people live out their full potential and overcome challenges that get in their way. I bring a genuine compassion and positivity into my work as a psychologist for adults, couples, families, teens, and children . I strive to thoroughly understand my clients' challenges and strengths. I collaborate with my clients to identify and achieve effective, creative, and unique solutions to overcome the challenges they are facing. The areas I specialize in include, disordered eating and body image, self-esteem, depression, postpartum depression, trauma, stress and anxiety, relationships and parenting.
(855) 969-4781
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Child Counsellors

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.