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Child Counselling Calgary

My approach with children typically includes a combination of child-friendly therapy strategies in conjunction with parent consultation. After performing an 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 behavioral challenges. I use a network of a child psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Language Pathologists whom I can refer to, to provide your child with the support they need to lead a rich, full, and meaningful life.

 
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Types of  Child Counselling

Benefits of Child Counselling

  • Sharing of thoughts and emotions

  • Identify the real problems and issues that the child is having and learn to treat these issues effectively

  • Strengthen the child-parent relationship

  • Being able to express their problems generally leads to a happier child.

Child psychologist & Child Counselling FAQ

What's your child counselling service timings?


At the Thrive Business Centre: Tue & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm & Wed: 2 - 8 pm, At the Kensington location: Monday and Friday from 12 pm - 9 pm. Subsequent sessions focus on your individualized goals. Appointments are 1 - 3 weeks apart to give you opportunities to work on the skills you have learned from the previous therapy sessions.




Will my health insurance cover most of the costs of child counselling?


Almost all Extended Health Care Plans cover all or a portion of the costs for a psychologist under "psychologist services", "psychotherapy", or "counselling". Contact your insurance agent for more information on reimbursement procedures and coverage information. Direct Billing can be performed for a number of companies. Direct billing is where the Psychologist will bill your insurance company and you will only be responsible to pay for your portion of the session cost. Click here to see if yours can be directly billed.




How long does the child counselling process last?


I offer 55 and 90 minute sessions. The amount of sessions will differ for everyone and will depend on the goals we set and how fast they are completed.




What do you cover in child counselling?


  • 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)




How much does Child counselling cost?


For new clients the rates are 55 minute session: $200 and 90 minute session: $300. Rate per Session (FSCD) Sliding fee schedule: 55 minute sessions: $150 to $200





Get Child Counselling in Calgary

If you are unsure whether I can meet your child psychologist counselling online 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 & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm

Wed: 2 - 8 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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