Child Counselling & Parent Consultation

Signs you or your child would benefit from counseling

  • Development of or an increase in physical complaints (i.e. headache, stomach ache, or not feeling well)

  • Mood swings or your child seems anxious, depressed, sad, tearful, worried, stressed or sulky

  • Difficulties with sleep

  • Difficulties with play or peer interaction

  • Behavioral problems such as excessive anger, acting out hitting

  • Difficulties with academic or social functioning; problems was school with peers or classroom behavior

  • Major life changes such as divorce, loss or a death, moving, or major illness I the family

  • Sexual, physical or emotional abuse or other traumatic events

  • Family relationships are stressed by the child’s mood or behaviors

  • Your child struggles with interventions (that are suppose to be effective for his/her age group)

My Specialites

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Learning Difficulties

  • Executive Functioning Difficulties

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Mood Swings

  • Defiant Behaviors

  • Peer-Pressure and Competition

My approach

My approach with children typically includes a combination of child-friendly therapy strategies in conjunction with parent consultation. After performing a assessment I will help you understand the root of your child's difficulties and provide you with at-home interventions to support you and your family in managing these difficulties. I use developmentally appropriate strategies to help your child express their emotions so they can better manage emotional and behavioural challenges. I use a network of Occupational Therapists and Language Pathologists who I can refer to, to provide your child with the support they need to lead a rich, full, and meaningful life.

If you are unsure whether I can meet your counselling or assessment needs give me a call to receive a free consultation. You can then decide whether I am a good fit for you or your family.

Gavin McAtee - Calgary Clinical Psychologist

Tel: 403 926 3738

McAtee Psychology  SE: 11500 29 St SE (Thrive Business Centre)

Ideal for clients living in South Calgary

Tue, Wed & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm

McAtee Psychology  NW: 203, 1982 Kensington Road NW

Ideal for clients living in Central & North Calgary

Mon & Friday: 12 pm - 9 pm

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