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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 

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




Behavioural Issues


Depression/ Sadness

Divorce/ Separation

Oppositional Deviance Disorder (ODD)

Self - Esteem

Issues with School


Family Issues/ Dynamics

Therapy Location

We offer in person counselling in Burlington, Ontario and online counselling (video and phone). 

Talk Therapy

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

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Play Therapy 

Who We Help

Family Therapy

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. 

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Our Team is here for you and your family

Our Team Who Offer Counselling for Children

Jessica Bomben, ECE, R.P. (Q)

Jessica is an Early Childhood Educator and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 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. 


Contact Us  /

 Burlington Phone Number: 905-681-6224

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