Child Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Photo of Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Parenting isn’t easy and kids and teens don’t come with a handbook. We put high expectations on ourselves to be “good parents” and are often left feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Kids' behaviour can be baffling and for parents whose child has received a mental health diagnosis wondering "what do we do now" are common. I created Thriving Families Counselling to provide a place in which parents could receive new understanding of their child or teen, explore how their own life experiences have influenced their approach to parenting and for families together to learn new ways to create healthy communication and functioning.
Parenting isn’t easy and kids and teens don’t come with a handbook. We put high expectations on ourselves to be “good parents” and are often left feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Kids' behaviour can be baffling and for parents whose child has received a mental health diagnosis wondering "what do we do now" are common. I created Thriving Families Counselling to provide a place in which parents could receive new understanding of their child or teen, explore how their own life experiences have influenced their approach to parenting and for families together to learn new ways to create healthy communication and functioning.
(226) 639-8008 View (226) 639-8008
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Chris Lobsinger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
30+ years experience working effectively with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve a range of common and uncommon problems.
Practical, collaborative, brief therapy to help you create the life you want.
30+ years experience working effectively with children, adolescents, and adults to resolve a range of common and uncommon problems.
Practical, collaborative, brief therapy to help you create the life you want.
(226) 270-6719 View (226) 270-6719
Photo of Kendra Seymour, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Kendra Seymour
Registered Psychotherapist, BASc, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
I believe mental health is a spectrum in which we all strive for wellness. With 15 years experience supporting children, teens and families, I am well versed in the current struggles they face as well as walking along-side them as they move towards wellness. I am here to support with managing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation and many other difficulties faced by today's families. I also have a strong passion in supporting older adults and clients of all ages who may be struggling to manage their grief. I am certified to support those on their end-of-life journey, including MAiD, and anyone impacted along the way.
I believe mental health is a spectrum in which we all strive for wellness. With 15 years experience supporting children, teens and families, I am well versed in the current struggles they face as well as walking along-side them as they move towards wellness. I am here to support with managing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation and many other difficulties faced by today's families. I also have a strong passion in supporting older adults and clients of all ages who may be struggling to manage their grief. I am certified to support those on their end-of-life journey, including MAiD, and anyone impacted along the way.
(226) 455-5653 View (226) 455-5653
Photo of Vitality Counselling Services with Barb Shannon, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Vitality Counselling Services with Barb Shannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS At Vitality Counselling Services I believe healing is possible, and that negative life experiences do not have to go on controlling the future. I offer client-centred counselling services to individuals (adult, children and youth), couples and families. Whether it is negotiating difficult life situations, dealing with anxiety (worry/fear), depression, anger, trauma, stress, relationships, parenting challenges, emotional management, low self-esteem or other life related issues, I will adapt my approach to meet your personal goals.
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS At Vitality Counselling Services I believe healing is possible, and that negative life experiences do not have to go on controlling the future. I offer client-centred counselling services to individuals (adult, children and youth), couples and families. Whether it is negotiating difficult life situations, dealing with anxiety (worry/fear), depression, anger, trauma, stress, relationships, parenting challenges, emotional management, low self-esteem or other life related issues, I will adapt my approach to meet your personal goals.
(226) 457-0740 View (226) 457-0740
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Melody Lippert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
I provide trauma-informed attachment-based parent counselling, Circle of Security Parenting, and child counselling.
Parenting is hard and all of us make mistakes but knowing how to read our child's emotional cues and how to repair the inevitable ruptures is a game-changer for developing the relationship we want with our kids. If you are just starting out on your parenting journey and simply want to develop a secure attachment/bond with your baby or have been struggling with responding to your child's emotions for years, parent counselling might be the next best step in your relationship with your little(s). Kids' behaviours are always communicating something, and having someone to discuss these behaviours with can be so helpful.
I provide trauma-informed attachment-based parent counselling, Circle of Security Parenting, and child counselling.
Parenting is hard and all of us make mistakes but knowing how to read our child's emotional cues and how to repair the inevitable ruptures is a game-changer for developing the relationship we want with our kids. If you are just starting out on your parenting journey and simply want to develop a secure attachment/bond with your baby or have been struggling with responding to your child's emotions for years, parent counselling might be the next best step in your relationship with your little(s). Kids' behaviours are always communicating something, and having someone to discuss these behaviours with can be so helpful.
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Photo of Victoria Smith, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Victoria Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2K
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the grove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 6+.
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the grove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 6+.
(226) 894-0605 View (226) 894-0605
Photo of Farrah Hemani, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Kitchener, ON
Farrah Hemani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ECE
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
As a child psychotherapist, my approach involves keen observation of a child's play, drawings, words, and behavior. Through this process, I help children verbalize the thoughts and emotions underlying their challenging behaviors. I tailor my methods to each individual child or family, ensuring an age-appropriate approach. Maintaining a neutral and non-directive stance, I create an atmosphere where children and adolescents feel free to express themselves without fear of punishment or rejection. This fosters trust and understanding, allowing them to communicate their hopes and fears ultimately shaping their perception of the world.
As a child psychotherapist, my approach involves keen observation of a child's play, drawings, words, and behavior. Through this process, I help children verbalize the thoughts and emotions underlying their challenging behaviors. I tailor my methods to each individual child or family, ensuring an age-appropriate approach. Maintaining a neutral and non-directive stance, I create an atmosphere where children and adolescents feel free to express themselves without fear of punishment or rejection. This fosters trust and understanding, allowing them to communicate their hopes and fears ultimately shaping their perception of the world.
(289) 207-6687 View (289) 207-6687
Photo of Thanh Rushton, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Thanh Rushton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2N  (Online Only)
Are you holding on to past pain? Are you worried about your child's mental health? Are you ready to move forward and embrace change? I am here to support you with that therapeutic journey. All counselling services are provided virtually via Google Meet or telephone.
Are you holding on to past pain? Are you worried about your child's mental health? Are you ready to move forward and embrace change? I am here to support you with that therapeutic journey. All counselling services are provided virtually via Google Meet or telephone.
(226) 916-5280 View (226) 916-5280
Photo of Jisca Rodriguez, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Kitchener, ON
Jisca Rodriguez
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MMT, MTA
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
I work with children, preteens, and teens, using music and play in a child-centred approach to give them a language to connect and work through presenting issues.
I offer a warm and engaging environment where clients can discover strengths, overcome challenges and work towards goals in a safe creative space. I focus on providing creative mediums like music and play as a compliment or alternative to verbal therapy, aiming to open up many possibilities for communication, expression, and growth. I am a certified music therapist, a qualifying psychotherapist, and have also completed training in child-centred play therapy. Clients do not need to have any previous musical experience or training to engage in music therapy.
I work with children, preteens, and teens, using music and play in a child-centred approach to give them a language to connect and work through presenting issues.
I offer a warm and engaging environment where clients can discover strengths, overcome challenges and work towards goals in a safe creative space. I focus on providing creative mediums like music and play as a compliment or alternative to verbal therapy, aiming to open up many possibilities for communication, expression, and growth. I am a certified music therapist, a qualifying psychotherapist, and have also completed training in child-centred play therapy. Clients do not need to have any previous musical experience or training to engage in music therapy.
(548) 490-5940 View (548) 490-5940
Photo of W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Hello! At W Experience, W can mean many things... Wellness, Worthy, Willpower and Warrior. What will W mean for you? Our therapists have over 25 years of combined experience helping adults, children, couples and families achieve wellness. Allow W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services to support you on your wellness journey. Our clinic supports children, adults, couples and families. We are registered social workers who have provided therapy in hospital inpatient and outpatient units, K-12 and post-secondary spaces, specialized children's mental health treatment centres and residential settings.
Hello! At W Experience, W can mean many things... Wellness, Worthy, Willpower and Warrior. What will W mean for you? Our therapists have over 25 years of combined experience helping adults, children, couples and families achieve wellness. Allow W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services to support you on your wellness journey. Our clinic supports children, adults, couples and families. We are registered social workers who have provided therapy in hospital inpatient and outpatient units, K-12 and post-secondary spaces, specialized children's mental health treatment centres and residential settings.
(226) 781-7495 View (226) 781-7495
Photo of Cathryn Irena Harris, Psychologist in Kitchener, ON
Cathryn Irena Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
This may include play therapy for children, reality therapy and behavioral contracting for adolescents, communication and conflict resolution skills for couples, coaching and education for parents, or EMDR and cognitive therapy for trauma survivors.
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
This may include play therapy for children, reality therapy and behavioral contracting for adolescents, communication and conflict resolution skills for couples, coaching and education for parents, or EMDR and cognitive therapy for trauma survivors.
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
(877) 743-1705 View (877) 743-1705
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Sherice Amanda Annis
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, CYW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing with me. As a devoted and caring social worker, my purpose is to establish a secure and empathetic space for you to delve into your inner self, confront life's challenges, and unlock your potential for personal growth. I specialize in working with children 3+ and adolescents who struggle with trauma, ADHD, relationship or school difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation, and OCD. I focus on creating a safe and trusting relationship where clients are free to express themselves, learn and grow.
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing with me. As a devoted and caring social worker, my purpose is to establish a secure and empathetic space for you to delve into your inner self, confront life's challenges, and unlock your potential for personal growth. I specialize in working with children 3+ and adolescents who struggle with trauma, ADHD, relationship or school difficulties, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotion regulation, and OCD. I focus on creating a safe and trusting relationship where clients are free to express themselves, learn and grow.
(226) 400-5939 View (226) 400-5939
Photo of Kaylen Leonienco, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Kaylen Leonienco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
We don't always get to control what happens in our life, however we do have the choice to control how we allow challenging moments to impact our daily lives. My name is Kaylen Leonienco and I am a Registered Social Worker. My main goal is to help individuals, both adults and children navigate life's most challenging moments. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing grief/loss, living with a chronic/life limiting illness, anxiety and depression.
We don't always get to control what happens in our life, however we do have the choice to control how we allow challenging moments to impact our daily lives. My name is Kaylen Leonienco and I am a Registered Social Worker. My main goal is to help individuals, both adults and children navigate life's most challenging moments. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing grief/loss, living with a chronic/life limiting illness, anxiety and depression.
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The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
We offer individual, couple, family, adolescent, children and group counselling as well as preventative mental health services.
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. We are rooted in the belief that faith and spirituality are important resources for healing and change. We embrace diversity and cultural inclusivity and offer counselling to all individuals. We provide trained therapists who qualify for membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
We offer individual, couple, family, adolescent, children and group counselling as well as preventative mental health services.
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. We are rooted in the belief that faith and spirituality are important resources for healing and change. We embrace diversity and cultural inclusivity and offer counselling to all individuals. We provide trained therapists who qualify for membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
(855) 953-0748 View (855) 953-0748
Photo of Cora Stewart, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Cora Stewart
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
Virtual sessions currently available, there is a waitlist for in-person. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's stressors? Are you having difficulty with managing your child's behaviour or mental health concerns? Do you want to improve the relationships with the people around you? I am a Registered Social Worker and use a non-judgmental approach to create a safe environment to provide support. I have a special interest in working with children/adolescents, families and individuals and often use a play-based approach to make treatment fun and engaging.
Virtual sessions currently available, there is a waitlist for in-person. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's stressors? Are you having difficulty with managing your child's behaviour or mental health concerns? Do you want to improve the relationships with the people around you? I am a Registered Social Worker and use a non-judgmental approach to create a safe environment to provide support. I have a special interest in working with children/adolescents, families and individuals and often use a play-based approach to make treatment fun and engaging.
(548) 488-3289 View (548) 488-3289
Photo of Jane Robson, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Jane Robson
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist that provides individual, couple and family therapy. My practice is rooted in narrative, strengths based and emotion focused therapy. I offer an anti-oppressive, non-judgemental space for individuals of all backgrounds and gender orientations. My specialities are in anxiety, depression, family violence, intimate partner violence, parenting and child/family therapy. I obtained my PhD at the University of Guelph in Family Relations and Human Development, and my current research is focused on improving clinical practices with families and children.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist that provides individual, couple and family therapy. My practice is rooted in narrative, strengths based and emotion focused therapy. I offer an anti-oppressive, non-judgemental space for individuals of all backgrounds and gender orientations. My specialities are in anxiety, depression, family violence, intimate partner violence, parenting and child/family therapy. I obtained my PhD at the University of Guelph in Family Relations and Human Development, and my current research is focused on improving clinical practices with families and children.
(548) 490-6588 View (548) 490-6588
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Lynne Steffy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
I also specialize in working with children and teens ages five - nineteen.
A safe and accepting environment is key to growth and change. Effective therapy allows people of all ages to rise to challenge by accomplishing goals. I am a registered therapist who provides confidential counselling to children, teens, adults and families in the K-W area. I am privledged to work with people through their most challenging times. My clients voice that they know I am geniune and sincere. I have specialized training and experience in working with people coping with family conflict, parenting, low self esteem, bullying, abuse, grief and loss, anger management, stress management, trauma, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
I also specialize in working with children and teens ages five - nineteen.
A safe and accepting environment is key to growth and change. Effective therapy allows people of all ages to rise to challenge by accomplishing goals. I am a registered therapist who provides confidential counselling to children, teens, adults and families in the K-W area. I am privledged to work with people through their most challenging times. My clients voice that they know I am geniune and sincere. I have specialized training and experience in working with people coping with family conflict, parenting, low self esteem, bullying, abuse, grief and loss, anger management, stress management, trauma, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
(519) 208-7404 View (519) 208-7404
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KW Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2P
Our services extend to children, adolescents and adults and we see individuals, couples, families and groups.
Welcome to KW Psychology where compassionate listening and evidence-based treatment converge to empower you to overcome challenges and rediscover joyful living. We are deeply rooted in the KW community with several of our Psychologists having served the needs of residents for over 25 years and have an important understanding of the unique needs of this community. We are a team of dedicated clinicians who have extensive training in assessment and evidence-based treatment of psychological problems. The goal of our practice is to provide psychological services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.
Our services extend to children, adolescents and adults and we see individuals, couples, families and groups.
Welcome to KW Psychology where compassionate listening and evidence-based treatment converge to empower you to overcome challenges and rediscover joyful living. We are deeply rooted in the KW community with several of our Psychologists having served the needs of residents for over 25 years and have an important understanding of the unique needs of this community. We are a team of dedicated clinicians who have extensive training in assessment and evidence-based treatment of psychological problems. The goal of our practice is to provide psychological services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.
(519) 725-7949 View (519) 725-7949
Photo of Adrienne Nicholson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Kitchener, ON
Adrienne Nicholson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA, Mth
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
I also work with children as young as four to build confidence, address anxiety, and learn healthy emotional regulation strategies through the use of play and art.
The journey to motherhood is rarely straightforward. Whether you are dealing with fertility complications, pre-natal anxiety or postpartum depression, I promise to provide you a gentle, safe and judgement-free healing space. I bring over 10 years of mental health experience, working with a variety of people from all walks of life. I have been a certified trauma therapist since 2012 when I provided support to first responders and their families. I have worked with newcomer populations, motor vehicle accident survivors, and those struggling with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
I also work with children as young as four to build confidence, address anxiety, and learn healthy emotional regulation strategies through the use of play and art.
The journey to motherhood is rarely straightforward. Whether you are dealing with fertility complications, pre-natal anxiety or postpartum depression, I promise to provide you a gentle, safe and judgement-free healing space. I bring over 10 years of mental health experience, working with a variety of people from all walks of life. I have been a certified trauma therapist since 2012 when I provided support to first responders and their families. I have worked with newcomer populations, motor vehicle accident survivors, and those struggling with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
(548) 490-5064 View (548) 490-5064
Photo of Melissa Fellin, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Melissa Fellin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
Waitlist for new clients
If you are struggling with your child's emotions, behaviours or you are worried about your child's experiences and how they are affecting them play therapy may be able to help your child.
Melissa works with children ages 2 to 11 years old in a number of areas such as mental health and behavioural issues, including ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and disruptive behaviours. Melissa also works with children who are facing school problems, bullying, family problems, and health issues. The family and/or primary caregivers of the child are integral to the process of therapy for children.
If you are struggling with your child's emotions, behaviours or you are worried about your child's experiences and how they are affecting them play therapy may be able to help your child.
Melissa works with children ages 2 to 11 years old in a number of areas such as mental health and behavioural issues, including ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and disruptive behaviours. Melissa also works with children who are facing school problems, bullying, family problems, and health issues. The family and/or primary caregivers of the child are integral to the process of therapy for children.
(226) 840-3204 View (226) 840-3204

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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in Kitchener, ON 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 Kitchener 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.