“1 in 4 children entering kindergarten will experience some level of social, emotional, physical and/or communication challenge”
– United Way of Calgary and Area
You see your child sad, upset, anxious, confused, frustrated or helpless. Your first response is to help them, however, you feel confused, anxious, frustrated, or helpless. What can you do to help your child to deal with the situation they are facing?
We can work with you and your family to explore and overcome these challenges. Rather than dragging your child into the adult world of traditional counselling, our Calgary child psychologists will use expressive techniques to meet your child at their developmental level. Using a creative and playful approach, your child will learn how to identify and express their feelings while building their resources and strengths to cope with the challenges they are experiencing.
As a parent you will play an integral role in supporting your child’s counselling experience by meeting with us to explore the successes and challenges that are happening in your life. We will work together to develop insight into your child’s feelings, behaviours and needs. Both you and your child will walk away from this experience feeling empowered. You will have the skills and strengths to overcome challenges including: Anxiety, Self-esteem, Bullying, Sadness, Behaviour concerns, Divorce, Anger, Social difficulties, School concerns, Fears.
Signs that your child may need help
- Aggressive behaviour
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Abnormal amount of mood swings, tantrums, bed wetting or eating patterns
- Complaints of illness despite being healthy, ex; headaches, stomachaches
- Delay in developmental milestones – troubles at school
- Social issues
Common ways to treat
Serenity Now works with clients to explore and overcome the challenges of seeing a child upset, anxious or simply just not themselves. Using expressive techniques, our psychologists refrain from the traditional adult counselling, and use a playful and creative attitude. Your child will learn how to identify and express how they are feeling, in addition to developing the skill set to cope with new life challenges.
Parents play an integral role in supporting their children’s experience at Serenity Now. In order for us to offer as much support as we can to your family, we ask that you meet with us to explore the successes and challenges that are in your child’s everyday. As a team, we’ll work together to develop insight into your child’s feeling, behaviours and needs.
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