Children

Assessment

We offer psychological assessments for children to clarify diagnosis, better understand your unique situation, and recommend appropriate treatment or supports. Although most people who are assessed at the Clinic will also be offered treatment, occasionally we offer stand alone assessment services. If you are being offered only an assessment with no follow-up treatment, that will be made clear when you are initially contacted to arrange an appointment. Individuals who complete such an assessment may choose to remain on our waitlist for treatment services.

Please note that parents may self-refer their children and a referral from a specialist or general physician is not necessarily required.

Due to a high volume of requested assessment services, the wait time can be several months.

Treatment

In the Clinic, we offer psychotherapy to children between the ages of 4 to 12 with the aim of helping them cope more effectively, gain greater insight into their problems, and achieve specific goals. We strive to provide high quality treatments that are supported by the latest scientific research and we offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and short-term psychodynamic therapy. Therapy sessions are usually 50 minutes long and typically occur once per week. The duration of your treatment will depend on the issues you are working on and will be decided jointly between yourself and your therapist. A typical course of therapy is 2-10 months.

We currently offer individual treatment for children between the ages of 4 to 12 who are seeking help with:

  • Anxiety Disorders
    • Panic Disorder (with or without Agoraphobia)
    • Social Anxiety Disorder
    • Specific Phobias (e.g., fear of flying, fear of dogs)
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Selective Mutism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder