Child and Adolescent Therapy:

Childhood and adolescence are filled with wins, losses, lumps, and bumps. These stages of life come with many transitions, challenges, and uncertainties that can lead many children/adolescents to experience difficulty coping and managing day-to-day stressors. Sometimes, these challenges call for extra support. We take a client-centered approach to therapy to ensure our clients feel heard, validated, and supported through a safe therapeutic relationship. Social, emotional, and behavioural concerns may be addressed through non-directive play therapy, structured activities, talk therapy, and/or other evidence-based approaches, such as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), etc. Treatment goals are developed to improve the individual’s well-being, develop coping tools, strengthen their resilience, and achieve their full potential.

Among other concerns, we commonly see children/adolescents presenting with various issues, with or without a formal diagnosis: 

  • difficulties regulating their emotions
  • behavioural issues, such as defiance, anger, or aggression
  • social challenges, such as bullying or difficulties developing adaptive social skills
  • difficulty managing peer and family relationships
  • mood and anxiety concerns
  • obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • body image and self-esteem challenges 
  • a history of trauma
  • grief and bereavement
  • learning and attention difficulties
  • executive function deficits 
  • difficulty adjusting to life transitions, including divorce, moving homes, changing schools, starting high school or college/university 
  • sleep concerns, including nightmares or insomnia
  • toileting issues
  • some developmental concerns
  • other challenges may not be listed here. Please give us a call to inquire about our full therapeutic services.

*Therapy services are provided both in person and online. Virtual sessions are provided in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Yukon.


What is the structure?

Initial Therapy Sessions:

For children up to (and including) 9 years old: the first session is booked for 1.5 hours, and is meant only for parent(s)/guardian(s).

For children 10 to 15 years old: the first session is booked for 1.5 hours and is meant for both parent(s)/guardian(s) and your child/adolescent. Your clinician will help you guide how to structure this initial session.

For clients 16 years and older: the first session is booked for 1.5 hours and is meant to be primarily for the adolescent. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your clinician will help you guide how to best structure this initial session.

Subsequent therapy sessions: 

Subsequent therapy sessions are typically booked for 1 hour, of which 50 minutes are spent with the client, and each clinician spends the last 10 minutes completing clinical notes and working on your treatment plan. 

What is the cost?

The fee for a 1.5-hour therapy session is $360. Subsequent 1-hour sessions are $235. 

Please note that psychological services are not covered by OHIP. Many private insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychological services. Please contact your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage, as we do not provide direct billing. 

We would be pleased to offer you a complimentary 15-minute intake call with one of our intake coordinators to help determine if therapy sessions are the right fit for you or your child. If you would like to schedule this, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].