Child Therapists in Thornhill, ON

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Meagan Wachtel
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck in your life? Do you feel stressed, sad or anxious? Are you going through some significant changes in your family and relationships? Many people struggle to cope when change happens. Reaching out for support is a great way to strengthen your ability to handle change, stress and emotional challenges. I am a registered psychotherapist specializing in working with families, individuals, children , youth and couples. I work with my clients to strengthen and build coping & life skills. I also work with clients to help them process difficult experiences- moving forward towards a healthier and more productive life.
(647) 957-7839
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Hanit Isakovan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OACCPP
Verified
Verified
Anxious? Sad? Depressed? Frustrated? Hopeless? Take control of your happiness by contacting me today! I am tenaciously devoted to working with children , youth and their families to create the best possible outcomes around issues involving anxiety, depression, phobias, social skills, anger management, dealing with separation and divorce, familial stress, social-emotional difficulties related to ADHD, LD, self-esteem and confidence building, and dealing with trauma.
(855) 971-2028
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Fataneh Farnia
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Children and youth often experience strong emotions (anxiety, sadness, anger, fear) that are the roots of their behavioral challenges, self- and emotion dysregulation, and other adjustment issues. These issues negatively impact their quality of life. Through play and art therapy, I facilitate and witness the unfolding of children 's lived experiences. I help them to explore and express their thoughts, emotions and memories that may not be easily expressed using words. Through interacting with their personal symbols in the play or their art, children gain self-acceptance which is the bridge to healing the inner pain and trauma.
(647) 905-8845
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Thornhill, ON L3T
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Sherry Rapuch
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My focus and passion is working with children and youth while supporting parents.
If you are reading this you have taken the first step in helping yourself or someone you care about. I hope you feel brave and proud. I am a therapist with over 35 years of experience. I will work with you and your child in order for you to reach your goals. My approach is to provide a safe supportive space for clients to share their worries, concerns, feelings and thoughts. Working from a strength based position, I use talk therapy and play based approaches utilizing techniques from solution focused therapy, CBT and systems. I use an eclectic approach as every client and their needs are unique.
(289) 802-2175
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Jocelyn Hsu
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have 16 years experience working with families and children in clinical settings.
Life is beautiful. It can however be difficult and with obstacles. Whether it’s you feeling overwhelmed by current challenges, exhausted from past trauma, or being anxious about the future, I am here to support you, either for a little while, or for a longer journey. My approach is to focus on You and at Your own pace. I believe in the power of listening and tailoring our sessions towards your unique needs. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I also support youth and their caregivers on meeting their needs. I appreciate that there are complications in life and aim to provide a nonjudgmental space for you.
(289) 206-8777
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Alexandra Elias
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
I have been working with children , youth, adults, and families for over 20 yrs, via individual, family, and couple sessions.
There are probably many reasons as to why you arrived on this page. I am guessing that it may have something to do with you looking for some answers, direction, relief, peace, clarity, or perhaps to be reassured that you are “okay” and not going “crazy”. Am I on the right track? My aim is to walk by your side, providing a safe non-judgmental environment, so that you can begin exploring and making links between where you are stuck and where you want to be in your life. I believe that you are doing the best that you can in this moment with what you have. Can you do better? Sure, I believe we all can and that is where I can help you.
(289) 278-2484
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Kylie Newstadt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a registered Social Worker and have worked primarily with children , teenagers, young adults over the past nine years. For the last seven years, I have worked in partnership with a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrician providing services to enhance the well-being of my clients. I focus primarily on treating clients with anxiety, depression and emotional regulation difficulties. I consider myself extremely privileged to work in this field and approach each client with compassion and understanding.
(647) 578-8430
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Homaira Ghazvini Nejad- Rp (Qualifying)
Counsellor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Happiness is a direction, not a place. I am experienced in providing counselling services for individuals, families and couples with anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, bereavement (grief) and PTSD issues. I can help the clients to learn or improve their communication skills, and marital conflict solution strategies. Pre-marriage and marriage, infidelity, and divorce counselling services are provided. Play therapy will be provided for children with behavioural problems.
(647) 691-5168
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Thornhill, ON L3T
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Moshe Cohen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M Psy, RP, Qualif
Verified
Verified
Moshe has many years of experience working with children , adolescents, and adults in both the school board and private clinic settings. Mr Cohen has worked with patients who have struggled with issues ranging from major depressive episodes, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, and anxiety. Moshe is passionate about helping others reach their full potential. As a firm believer in the healing process of therapy, Moshe brings honesty, compassion, warmth, positivity, and empathy to the therapeutic journey.
(289) 216-1152
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Tamar Spilberg, Individual, Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I'm a therapist based in Vaughan and Maple, Ontario - with 20 years experience in individual, child , family and couple therapy. As a strong believer in inner peace and acceptance, I work extensively every day to help people overcome suffrage from mental illnesses and other personal struggles. The mind is our most powerful tool, and a healthy mind helps us achieve inner peace and balance that promotes a happy and successful life. Many people experience a mental illness or a life struggle that challenges them every day, and impacts not only their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones. Therapy is a means to finding balance
(289) 514-0060
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Steven Garbman
Counsellor, PRC, MBA
With over a decade of experience in family, child and individual counselling, specifically in the field of trauma and addictions compiled with my MBA, I am focused on the small steps that transform your struggles into lifestyle successes.
Each person brings their own experiences and challenges into their personal and professional environments. Aligning yourself to form healthy productive relationships can be challenging in the best of circumstances. How much more so, when there are barriers limiting you from achieving your full potential. You must break through the denial and learn the tools that will improve your interactions with others. This takes courage & it’s difficult. Let let me help you improve your quality of life.
(289) 807-2673
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Gabbi Silverberg - Divorce Therapist
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in high conflict separation/divorce, provide reunification therapy, parenting strategies, and consultations surrounding child welfare.
When life changes and you are faced with such emotional challenges as fear, grief, anger, confusion, anxiety, depression, and a sense of being overwhelmed, I am here to walk side by side with you. Managing a separation and divorce is scary. Whether you are contemplating ending your marriage, adjusting to being a single parent, or struggling to manage the complexities of your new life, I understand how this process is a huge life-changing event. I am here to listen, empathize and support you in reaching your personal goals as you move through the next chapter of your life.
(365) 298-0285
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Regina Kotoviets
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BEd, MEd, ECE
Verified
Verified
My hope is to ensure our relationship is a place that you/ child will appreciate.
I am passionate about supporting individuals on their journeys towards healing, recovery, and personal growth. I provide counselling services to children , youth, and adults of all ages. I am here to support you in understanding and developing the coping skills required to address an array of mental health difficulties. I embrace a holistic approach to therapy where the focus is the individual. Through my multi-disciplinary style, I use a variety of interventions and provide a non-judgemental space for you to share your story, explore your goals, and achieve a life that feels valuable to you.
(365) 305-0293
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Thornhill, ON L4J
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Cathy Ierullo
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I assist children , adolescents, and young adults with learning challenges/disabilities, intellectual disabilities, giftedness, ADHD, Autism/Aspergers, social pragmatic disorder, behavioural difficulties, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and depression.
I am a registered Clinical and School Psychologist and the Clinical Director of the New Path Psychology Centre. I have extensive experience in working with children , adolescents, young adults and their families who are experiencing learning, communication/social, emotional, behavioural, and anxiety/depression needs. Through comprehensive assessments I determine each individual's strengths and needs and use a variety of evidence-based treatments to support skill development. With a multi-disciplinary team of Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists we can facilitate growth in many developmental areas.
(289) 514-0399
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Thornhill, ON L3T
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Gillian LaMariana
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have been practising psychotherapy for over 10 years in various settings my interests have always been in relationship counselling, child and youth counselling, depression and anxiety disorders.
Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps when addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, past trauma and more. When life feels unmanageable seeking a therapist is a sign of strength. Together we will explore the factors that are keeping you stuck. We will work together to understand the dynamics, thoughts, and behaviours that are contributing to your anxiety and the quality of the relationships in your life. My passion has always been to help and connect with others. Having a better understanding of ourselves can have a transformative affect on the present and future.
(289) 216-5013
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Michael Decaire @ FLEX Psychology
Psychologist, MA, CPsych, RP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
As the founder and clinical director of FLEX Psychology, Michael's team supports a diverse range of psychological and psychotherapeutic services for children , adolescents, and adults. Through a collaborative approach to treatment, Michael's team aims to help you move forward and to approach life FLEXibly. Treatment services include individual and group work. Assessment services are available for learning, emotional/personality, and other specialized services (e.g. adoption; lawyer requested; MVA).
(877) 380-2322
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Caleb Van Wyk @ FLEX Psychology
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At Flex Psychology, I specialize in working with children and adolescents.
The decision to seek support for yourself or your family can be an emotion-filled process. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a plan to address the unique concerns you may have. I bring 15 years of experience working with children and youth and their families struggling with depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues. My approach is eclectic and holistic and includes elements of cognitive-behavioural, attachment-informed, and mindfulness-based therapy. The development of a caring relationship and a safe space to explore are at the core of my work.
(855) 782-0825
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Amy Friedman-Herberman @ FLEX Psychology
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RECE, RP
Verified
Verified
Amy is a key member of the multi-disciplinary child treatment team at FLEX Psychology.
Amy has a wealth of experience working with young children and families coping with various life stressors. She provides play-based assessment and treatment for children ages 4-12, engaging the family in the therapeutic process in order to promote long-term change within the home. Amy uses a cognitive behavioral lens in her practice. She uses play therapy modalities such as: art, games, sand tray, puppetry, as well as aspects of mindfulness.
(647) 560-0342
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Dr. Katelyn Boersma @ FLEX Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
As an assessor with FLEX Psychology, I provide testing and evaluation for individuals across the lifespan ( children , adolescents, and adults) in terms of emotional health, personality development, and related diagnostic categories.
Making the decision to disclose difficulties and seek out psychological services can be challenging. I work collaboratively with adult and adolescent therapy clients to develop a clear understanding of problems, building agreement on the core tasks of therapy to lead to meaningful changes. I utilize my training in Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Integrative therapies to address a diverse range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma (eg. sexual assault, childhood abuse), and personality difficulties. The foundation of our relationship will be our focus on establishing and maintaining a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust.
(855) 586-7390
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Jae Kim
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
For the last four years, I have been working with clients from different age groups - children , adolescents, and adults.
From time to time, you might find yourself in a moment not living your life to its fullest. You want to be happy, feel satisfied, yet you don't know where to start. This may sound cliche but you're most likely stuck because you are only focused on the problem. I provide affordable counselling to individuals and families. Because everyone has different concerns and various personalities, every session is unique. I structure each session to best meet your needs using an integrated approach that includes cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, narrative and humanistic interventions.
(855) 654-8029
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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.