Counselling for Children
Counselling for Children may look different from other counselling as often times family members are involved in the counselling process. Child Counselling is tailored to your unique family situation and family needs. Family members are welcome to be involved in the process. Child Counselling will be suited to your child's needs based on the area's they are struggling with. Counselling will include a mix of play therapy and talk therapy (psychotherapy).
Kinds of Therapy
Play Therapy is a form of therapy often used with children, as often children have difficulty expressing emotions and feelings. Play Therapy can help the therapist gain insights and knowledge of what a child is dealing with, as well as, explore emotions, process feelings, and find new ways to cope and work on behaviours. Play Therapy may also be included in Family Therapy
Common Problem's We Help
Oppositional Deviance Disorder (ODD)
Self - Esteem
Issues with School
Family Issues/ Dynamics
We offer in person counselling in Burlington, Ontario and online counselling (video and phone).
Talk therapy will look like talking to a therapist, either one on one with the child or with the parent present. Different therapy techniques and styles would be applied to the conversations, as the therapeutic feels would be helpful based on the child's unique problem, preferences and personality. Talk therapy can also be offered with Family Therapy.
Age's of Children We Help
We help children as young as 2 years old and up to 12 years old (after 12 years old, please see 'youth counselling' for further information)
Our Therapy Styles
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Who We Help
Family Therapy for Families who have children ages 2- 12 years old is offered either in person in Burlington, Ontario or virtually with our online secure software program called Jane App.
Family therapy may look like; the child meeting with their counselling alone, the parents meeting with the counsellor alone, and the counsellor meeting with the family all together. You and your counsellor will decide together what will be most helpful for your family based on the issue you are seeking support with.
For Children under 12 years old, we highly encourage a parent intake session to be the first appointment so parents can speak with the counsellor and make sure the counsellor has a good understanding of the problem.
Our Team Who Offer Counselling for Children
Jessica Bomben, ECE, R.P. (Q)
Jessica is an Early Childhood Educator and a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) who specializes in working with children. She has a passion for helping children who are dealing with difficult behaviours, behaviours that are hard for their parents to manage, having difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Jessica offers play and talk therapy for children both in person, in Burlington, Ontario and online through out Ontario.