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    Counselling for Children

    We provide support for children with a range of issues including mental health concerns and neurodevelopmental differences. Our team has extensive experience working with children with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis.

    Our main priority is connecting with your child and we strive to engage your child in the therapeutic method that best matches their developmental level. We use evidence-based approaches with a warm and caring style to create a positive experience for your child. We aim to help your child feel understood and to develop the skills needed to get them on a path of wellness.

    Parents reach out to us on behalf of their children for many reasons. Our approach and experience are best suited to the following:

    • Emotional regulation
    • Anxiety
    • Self-Esteem
    • Social Learning Challenges
    • ADHD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills
    How We Work: Virtual or In-Person Delivery

    Tandem Psychology offers virtual appointments through the use of ‘Jane’, a secure online platform, that allows you and your child to connect virtually to your therapist from the comfort of your own home. Online therapy provides a safe, practical, and convenient way for your child to connect with your therapist.

    For those desiring in-person therapy sessions, Tandem Psychology is located at the Ritchie Professional Centre: 9557 76 Ave Edmonton, Alberta. 

    How We Work: Therapeutic Approach

    One of the main therapeutic approaches we use when working with children is a cognitive behavioural approach, meaning that we focus on recognizing the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Learning to be aware of these connections can empower children, giving them more tools to cope in difficult situations. When supporting children’s social skills, we pull from our training in the Social Thinking Methodology ® (created by Michelle Garcia Winner). Their unique tools are highly effective and built on the latest research and clinical insights.

    Length of Therapy

    The number of treatment sessions required varies greatly from one individual to another, depending on presenting concerns, severity, and treatment goals. We work with you and your child to establish clear goals, aiming to foster resilience and confidence.

    Let's work together

    Because we believe that parents have a key role in supporting their child’s development and well-being, we include parents in the treatment as much as possible. For very young children, our service delivery model may involve working primarily with parents in a consultative role. We use an attachment-based framework to help deepen the parent-child bond and strengthen positive parenting approaches.