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Child Mental Health Assessment and Therapy
When my waitlist has availability, you are welcome to request mental health services. I will confirm that I am a good fit for your needs (or contact you to provide recommendations) and contact you as soon as I have space.
Next, we schedule an intake session. In addition to our conversations, I incorporate standardized screening and assessment tools which are specific to developmental stages. I present a plan for what I believe will be most helpful, which we agree to together.
Generally, I like to meet with parents/caregivers on their own first so that you can speak more freely; you may instead choose to include your child in the initial intake session.
I provide therapy sessions for children and caregivers individually, and together. I use different family, talk, and/or play therapies to suit the specific needs of each child, caregiver, and family!
Some of the challenges I support children and families with are:
other caregiving changes, such as parental separation*
difficult life experiences (trauma and grief)
family relationship challenges
I have special interests in supporting early childhood mental health, children who are neurodiverse (such as children with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder), and honoring cultural safety.
*Please note that I cannot provide recommendations to court for guardianship or parenting time purposes.
$130 / 60-minute session (as per provincial guidelines)
I am a Registered Social Worker. My services can be claimed under extended health insurance plans.
I am registered with the First Nations Health Authority which provides coverage for mental health services. If you are eligible for coverage with FNHA, please let me know before your first appointment (sessions must be pre-approved for coverage).
For more information about FNHA coverage, visit: Mental Health Benefit (fnha.ca)
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