We enjoy working with children & adolescents. Our goal at the start is to create a strong relationship with them so that they can feel relaxed and safe with us so that they can share their current struggles. A variety of tools are used to help teens with their struggles. Whether that be a form of art therapy, using mindfulness strategies, or looking at how thoughts may be distorted. All strategies are considered to find the best method for the young client.
When working with a minor in Calgary counselling it is important to note that parental consent must be obtained. We invite parents to be a part of this journey. In the first session we meet with parents to provide them with information. As well, so that they can provide us with information on their child. Collaborative work with the adolescent is done to ensure that they feel comfortable with the counselling process.
Here are some areas that we work with adolescents:
• Disordered eating/eating disorders
• Emotional struggles
• Mood swings
• Panic attacks