Child Therapists in St John's, NL

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Photo of Gillian Norris, Counsellor in St John's, NL
Gillian Norris
Counsellor, BSc MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
As a Child Therapist, I appreciate the resiliency within each child, teen, and young adult I work with. They have many of the qualities to cope with day-to-day life and stressors.. it's my role to help identify, celebrate, and strengthen the ones they have and introduce new ones that could help. Whether the goal is to help youth with ADHD (or ADHD characteristics), anxiety, emotional regulation, or trauma, I can help both young people and their families navigate their unique pathways to wellbeing and good mental health. Step by step along your own path, I'll walk with you while you need some extra support.
As a Child Therapist, I appreciate the resiliency within each child, teen, and young adult I work with. They have many of the qualities to cope with day-to-day life and stressors.. it's my role to help identify, celebrate, and strengthen the ones they have and introduce new ones that could help. Whether the goal is to help youth with ADHD (or ADHD characteristics), anxiety, emotional regulation, or trauma, I can help both young people and their families navigate their unique pathways to wellbeing and good mental health. Step by step along your own path, I'll walk with you while you need some extra support.
(709) 401-1008 View (709) 401-1008
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Samantha Rose
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1E
As someone providing services to children and families for over 8 years, I have a deep empathy for the situations that individuals and families are faced with.
I have experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and families. I offer services in relation to trauma, grief and loss, transitions, family breakdowns, coping, anxiety, depression, ADD/ ADHD, emotional regulation, anger management, and other mental health diagnosis'. I provide brief therapy services which is goal oriented and aimed at debriefing an event, or offering clients new skills they can utilize. This type of service is ideal for those with a limited number of sessions through their insurance or EAP. I also offer more intensive services aimed at helping people work through their trauma.
As someone providing services to children and families for over 8 years, I have a deep empathy for the situations that individuals and families are faced with.
I have experience providing individual counselling to children, youth, and families. I offer services in relation to trauma, grief and loss, transitions, family breakdowns, coping, anxiety, depression, ADD/ ADHD, emotional regulation, anger management, and other mental health diagnosis'. I provide brief therapy services which is goal oriented and aimed at debriefing an event, or offering clients new skills they can utilize. This type of service is ideal for those with a limited number of sessions through their insurance or EAP. I also offer more intensive services aimed at helping people work through their trauma.
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Sunny Art Therapy
Counsellor, BA, Bsc
Verified
St John's, NL A1A
If you are a new mom or gave birth to a child(ren) recently, you might heard about baby blue and PPD(Postpartum depression). If you ever felt that you are not yourself after giving baby birth, I am here for you. I am an Art Therapist who has been practicing over a decade and developed my own Art Therapy program for mothers with PPD. The art therapy session for mothers with PPD is works great in group setting. However, if you prefer in private session It also available.
If you are a new mom or gave birth to a child(ren) recently, you might heard about baby blue and PPD(Postpartum depression). If you ever felt that you are not yourself after giving baby birth, I am here for you. I am an Art Therapist who has been practicing over a decade and developed my own Art Therapy program for mothers with PPD. The art therapy session for mothers with PPD is works great in group setting. However, if you prefer in private session It also available.
(709) 800-8027 View (709) 800-8027
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Nicole Withers
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, PSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Nicole uses a holistic, person-centred and empathetic approach to provide clinical counselling to children, young people, and their families. A registered Clinical Social Worker, Nicole holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University, and a Master’s of Social Work from McGill University. She has received specific training in Cognitive Behaviour and Play Therapy approaches from Laurier University and the Canadian Association of Play Therapy.
Nicole uses a holistic, person-centred and empathetic approach to provide clinical counselling to children, young people, and their families. A registered Clinical Social Worker, Nicole holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University, and a Master’s of Social Work from McGill University. She has received specific training in Cognitive Behaviour and Play Therapy approaches from Laurier University and the Canadian Association of Play Therapy.
(438) 834-7509 View (438) 834-7509
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Latoya Newman
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, ND, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Reaching out for help can be difficult and I'm happy that you've made it this far. I offer special support to children (ages 7-12), teens, and adults, in navigating the path to better emotional and mental well-being and believe that this is ultimately gained through developing and nurturing healthy relationships. I believe that everyone has the right to live with dignity and safety. My clients include: parents who are struggling with how to relate to their children; individuals experiencing bullying or harassment; individuals experiencing a relationship break-down, separation or divorce, and victims of crime.
Reaching out for help can be difficult and I'm happy that you've made it this far. I offer special support to children (ages 7-12), teens, and adults, in navigating the path to better emotional and mental well-being and believe that this is ultimately gained through developing and nurturing healthy relationships. I believe that everyone has the right to live with dignity and safety. My clients include: parents who are struggling with how to relate to their children; individuals experiencing bullying or harassment; individuals experiencing a relationship break-down, separation or divorce, and victims of crime.
(709) 800-4303 View (709) 800-4303
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Jessica Cole
Counsellor, BA, MEd, MPEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience working with children and their families and offer counselling services to children, teens, parents/caregivers, and adults.
Hello.. and Welcome! Reaching out for support can feel overwhelming and full of uncertainty, and here you are taking some initial steps. Life is full of twists, turns, and other challenges, and you do not have to face them alone.
I have extensive experience working with children and their families and offer counselling services to children, teens, parents/caregivers, and adults.
Hello.. and Welcome! Reaching out for support can feel overwhelming and full of uncertainty, and here you are taking some initial steps. Life is full of twists, turns, and other challenges, and you do not have to face them alone.
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Candace Clarke
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
As a mother of three young children (including twins!), I take a keen interest in perinatal mental health and recognize the ever-evolving challenges of parenthood.
I offer an authentic, non-judgmental, relational approach to therapy, and prioritize openness and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship. Acknowledging and appreciating the uniqueness of individual circumstances, I employ an individual approach to practice. I am a trauma informed, and strengths focused clinician, working from an anti-oppressive framework, who believes an effective therapeutic relationship is one of the greatest vehicles for change. Each individual is the expert of their own life, and therefore sessions are client focused and client paced.
As a mother of three young children (including twins!), I take a keen interest in perinatal mental health and recognize the ever-evolving challenges of parenthood.
I offer an authentic, non-judgmental, relational approach to therapy, and prioritize openness and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship. Acknowledging and appreciating the uniqueness of individual circumstances, I employ an individual approach to practice. I am a trauma informed, and strengths focused clinician, working from an anti-oppressive framework, who believes an effective therapeutic relationship is one of the greatest vehicles for change. Each individual is the expert of their own life, and therefore sessions are client focused and client paced.
(709) 700-3063 View (709) 700-3063
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Tracy D Reardon
Counsellor, BEd, B SpEd, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
The process of choosing the right counsellor for your child can feel overwhelming.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
The process of choosing the right counsellor for your child can feel overwhelming.
Are you worried about your child's mental health? It can feel overwhelming not knowing how to support your child in times of distress. Physical, emotional, and social changes can make children more vulnerable to mental health issues. This stage is a crucial period for developing habits important for mental well-being. Issues I can help with include trauma, life stressors, grief/loss, self harm, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, behaviour challenges, body image and other mental health concerns.
(709) 500-2787 View (709) 500-2787
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Nancy June Ivany
Counsellor, M Ed, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1B
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
I am passionate about supporting children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and ADHD. I work with clients to set personal and educational goals, accept anxiety as an important and useful tool, develop positive self-identity and establish meaningful relationships. By implementing positive behavioral changes, developing social skills and/or parenting programs we can work together to improve your relationship with yourself, your family and others. I also have experience providing post-secondary students with academic strategy sessions.
(709) 700-6881 View (709) 700-6881
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Laura Parsons
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, DCP(c), CCC, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
We will explore your thoughts and feelings around these issues as I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches based on you or your child’s individual needs.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
We will explore your thoughts and feelings around these issues as I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches based on you or your child’s individual needs.
Starting therapy can be overwhelming- I get it! It’s important to me that my practice is a safe and inviting space, trauma informed, and free of judgment. Come in and sit with a complementary refreshment and relax before session. We support children, teens, adults and couples. Whatever your struggle is, you don’t have to be alone. With flexible online booking and virtual therapy, Repose Wellness Collective St. John’s makes it easy to access a team of specialized Counsellors, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), and Registered Psychologists offering ADHD, Autism, Learning and Behaviour Assessment.
(709) 910-5405 View (709) 910-5405
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Susan Sparkes
Occupational Therapist, OT(R), NL
Verified
St John's, NL A1N
Susan is an OT with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to working mostly with children and is constantly engaged in learning opportunities, with special focus on neurodivergence, challenging behaviors and emotional regulation. Susan believes that all behavior has a purpose, and doesn’t like to label behaviors as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Rather, she focuses on ‘why’ a challenging behavior is happening and what it is telling us about the child’s world, such as whether there are underlying sensory-perceptual differences, unmet relationship needs, and/or neuro-differences. From there, problem solving begins!
Susan is an OT with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to working mostly with children and is constantly engaged in learning opportunities, with special focus on neurodivergence, challenging behaviors and emotional regulation. Susan believes that all behavior has a purpose, and doesn’t like to label behaviors as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Rather, she focuses on ‘why’ a challenging behavior is happening and what it is telling us about the child’s world, such as whether there are underlying sensory-perceptual differences, unmet relationship needs, and/or neuro-differences. From there, problem solving begins!
(709) 500-2857 View (709) 500-2857
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Crystal Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
As a social worker for nearly 15 years, I have had the privilege to work alongside children, adolescents and their families in both government and community settings. Through this work, I have learned the significance of relationship and connection and hold these values closely. I practice from a trauma informed, strengths based approach and am passionate about supporting children and their families. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional relation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
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Maggie Abbott
Counsellor, BEd, BA, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1A
Waitlist for new clients
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
We all experience challenges in life and reaching out for support can be very overwhelming. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you or your child so that you feel welcome and supported. We will work together to set individualized therapeutic goals that best meet your needs. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Naturopath (ND) with training in CBT, ACT, Solution-Focused, Play Therapy, EMDR to process trauma and distressing life experiences, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Perinatal Mental Health. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
(709) 401-0167 View (709) 401-0167
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Nikita-Rae Piercey
Counsellor, BSc , MEd, RPsych
Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Hello! I’m Nikita-Rae Piercey. I am a Registered Psychologist. I am currently offering counselling services in the St. John’s area. I will be working with clients of all ages and offering services to children, adolescents, and adults. Therapeutically, I practice from an eclectic approach using skills and techniques from a wide range of interventions, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Hello! I’m Nikita-Rae Piercey. I am a Registered Psychologist. I am currently offering counselling services in the St. John’s area. I will be working with clients of all ages and offering services to children, adolescents, and adults. Therapeutically, I practice from an eclectic approach using skills and techniques from a wide range of interventions, including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(709) 733-2256 View (709) 733-2256
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Challaina Hutchings
Counsellor, BEd, BSpEd, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1E
Challaina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. Challaina has extensive experience working with children and their families, both within the education system and the public health domain. Within the area of counselling, Challaina has experience with individuals of various ages who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life challenges. She has experience with child developmental and supporting parents and their children through challenging life events.
Challaina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. Challaina has extensive experience working with children and their families, both within the education system and the public health domain. Within the area of counselling, Challaina has experience with individuals of various ages who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life challenges. She has experience with child developmental and supporting parents and their children through challenging life events.
(709) 309-0156 View (709) 309-0156
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Paula Elizabeth Hennessey
Counsellor, BA Hons, MEd, CCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1C
I have over 25 years experience working with children and families in health, social services, education and community settings.
Hello and welcome to Mandala Counselling and Play Therapy! I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Psychological Association.
I have over 25 years experience working with children and families in health, social services, education and community settings.
Hello and welcome to Mandala Counselling and Play Therapy! I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Association of Play Therapy, and Canadian Psychological Association.
(709) 500-6834 View (709) 500-6834
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Lesley Vaters
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Lesley has spent the last 18 years working with adults and children in a number of capacities including counselling, social development and child behavioral modification.
Lesley has spent the last 18 years working with adults and children in a number of capacities including counselling, social development and child behavioral modification.
(709) 704-6606 View (709) 704-6606
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Tryphena Gabriel (Psychotherapy For You Newfounland)
Counsellor, CCPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
St John's, NL A1G  (Online Only)
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
My name is Tryphena Gabriel and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Educator. I have worked with children and adolescents with behaviour, emotional and intellectual difficulties in and out of the school setting for over 21 years. I have also counselled many individuals, couples, and minority and indigenous populations for many years helping them find their voice and worth while building strategies to improve and build self capacity and self love to assist clients reach their goals. I have training in many areas including; anxiety, depression, personality disorders, ADHD, ODD, Autism, trauma, relationship issues and other
(709) 701-2633 View (709) 701-2633
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Jennifer Hogan - Adhd Coach
BA, MScOT
St John's, NL A1E  (Online Only)
I’m an ADHD Coach with over 10 years of previous experience as an Occupational Therapist. I specialize in working with adults, children, and families with ADHD. As someone living with ADHD myself, I can appreciate the challenges that can be experienced throughout the various life stages. I have a highly specialized skillset and have worked in various areas of mental health, education, and pediatrics, including as a school-based Occupational Therapist.
I’m an ADHD Coach with over 10 years of previous experience as an Occupational Therapist. I specialize in working with adults, children, and families with ADHD. As someone living with ADHD myself, I can appreciate the challenges that can be experienced throughout the various life stages. I have a highly specialized skillset and have worked in various areas of mental health, education, and pediatrics, including as a school-based Occupational Therapist.
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ADHD Solutions - ADHD Coaching
MScOT, BA
St John's, NL A1C  (Online Only)
I am an ADHD Coach with over 10 years of previous experience as an Occupational Therapist. As someone with ADHD myself, I can appreciate the challenges of living with ADHD. My focus is working with adults with ADHD. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, I utilize effective strategies to help you overcome difficulties experienced at home, school, and/or the workplace.
I am an ADHD Coach with over 10 years of previous experience as an Occupational Therapist. As someone with ADHD myself, I can appreciate the challenges of living with ADHD. My focus is working with adults with ADHD. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, I utilize effective strategies to help you overcome difficulties experienced at home, school, and/or the workplace.
(709) 910-6820 View (709) 910-6820

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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in St John's, NL provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in St John's build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.