Prior to engaging in psychological services, children/adolescents should undergo a medical examination by a pediatrician or family doctor to rule out physical causes for emotional and/or behavioural symptoms.
Following this, a comprehensive psychological evaluation is completed, lasting from 2-4 sessions. At the end of the evaluation, initial impressions and a working diagnosis are formulated. A treatment plan is then developed, tailored to your specific needs.
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a short-term treatment (8-12 sessions) that can be highly effective for many disorders including childhood anxiety, depression, and explosive anger disorders
FBT - Family Based Treatment For Eating Disorders
FBT consists of three phases across 20 treatment sessions over a 12-month period. The main difference between FBT and traditional eat disorder treatments is that parents are seen as a key resource in assisting their child to recover.
DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DBT allows young people to learn a variety of skills in the following areas: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance. DBT seeks to balance two concepts that may appear to be quite opposite; acceptance and change.
ERP - Exposure Response Prevention
ERP exposes youth to the things that trigger their anxiety in structured, incremental steps, in a safe setting. As they become accustomed to each of the triggers, the anxiety fades, and they are ready to take on increasingly more challenging ones.