Work typically is completed with the adolescent. However, parent and/or other family members may also attend sessions as deemed appropriate for the individual case.

Problems Addressed
  • Mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia and sleep phase disorders
  • Life stressors or significant life events, such as family transitions and loss
  • Self-esteem and image concerns
  • Social difficulties
  • Health concerns, such as chronic health issues and/or chronic pain
  • Psychoeducational assessment.  This is a comprehensive assessment of various aspects, that may impact a youth's learning.  Depending on the nature of the referral, it may include: intellectual testing, academic performance, memory, attention, adaptive functioning, social emotional and/or behavioural functioning.   
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment: to explore possible reasons for a youth's struggles including possible mental health diagnoses.
  • Parent consultation to provide parents with information and support regarding their youth.  This can be done as standalone treatment or in conjunction with adolescent therapy.
  • Sleep consultation to help explore sleep difficulties and possible strategies or treatment to address sleep problems.
  • Brief mental health consultation.  Exploring possible symptoms and providing suggestions, including possibly recommending a more extensive assessment and/or treatment.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Psychoeducation and skills training (coping, social skills, organizational skills)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused therapy
  • Dialectical behavioural strategies
  • Parent training and support