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Children & Teens

Through my graduate degree (M.Sc), I hold a specialization in child and adolescent mental health. I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children and teens through Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Massachusetts Hospital and Pathways. I also employ play techniques and strategies to enhance the therapeutic process. My training has equipped me with the knowledge of how to use games and therapeutic activities that enhance children and teens optimal development and help them to self regulate, problem solve and feel positive, motivated and emotionally stable. My education in child and youth work enables me build resilience in the kids and teens I work with.


Research indicates that early intervention for mental health challenges ensures that children and teens can experience optimal development and grow up into happy and well adjusted adults.

  • Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Exposure Response Prevention)

  • Anger/explosive behaviour

  • Social phobia/fears

  • Social difficulties

  • Anxiety 

  • Sadness/Depression

  • Trauma

  • Confidence challenges

  • Lack of motivation

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Depression

  • Trauma - TF-CBT (Trauma Focused CBT)

I employ mainly CBT for children and teens, however, the therapeutic process is enhanced through play, games and therapeutic activities to enhance emotional resilience and promote optimal  development. Services include:

  • CBT - Cognitive behavioural Therapy for Children and Teens

  • Specific exposure response prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD

  • Play strategies and therapeutic strategies to enhance optimal development

  • Mindfulness based activities that teach emotional regulation and relaxation

  • Activities that promote resilience and confidence

  • Therapeutic activities that promote motivation​ 

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