River District Counselling & Wellness

Child Counselling (4-12)

Your active involvement in your child's therapy journey can make a world of difference. By participating in therapy sessions and staying informed about the process, you provide essential support to your child's emotional growth. Your presence not only helps create a nurturing environment but also strengthens the bond between you and your child. Together, we can equip your child with the tools they need to navigate life's challenges and help them thrive emotionally.

Melissa utilizes CBT, DBT and Therapeutic Play to talk about emotions, feelings and how it connects to the things they feel when in tricky situations. Let's work together to ensure your child receives the support they need to flourish!

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Youth & Teen Counselling (13-18)

Navigating the teenage years can be a rollercoaster ride filled with challenges. From finding their place among peers to juggling school pressures and seeking independence, teenagers face a myriad of obstacles every day. We understand the complexities of this phase of life and are here to support your teen through it all.

Our counselors specialize in creative techniques designed to help teenagers manage the internal and external transitions from childhood to young adulthood. In our safe and welcoming space, your teenager can freely express their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings without judgment. We're open to discussing a wide range of important topics, from drug use to sexuality, ensuring that your teen feels heard, understood, and supported every step of the way.

Family and Relationship Counselling 

In today's fast-paced world, communication breakdowns and strained relationships can become common. Our counseling sessions create a space where each person can express themselves openly and honestly, fostering stronger bonds and deeper connections by connecting through Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). By addressing underlying issues and working collaboratively, families or couples can build a foundation of trust and understanding that strengthens their relationships and empowers them to face challenges together.

Family Dynamic Support:
Navigating personality dynamics can be challenging as each person continues to evolve. Parents and caregivers may need support in adjusting their parenting style to meet their child's evolving needs. While couples in relationships discover new things about themselves.

Practical Strategies:
Learn evidence-based strategies to restore balance to your family life. Identify and address relationship fractures. Create a safe and healthy space for communication and strengthen your relationships.

Understanding Family Complexity:
Enhance your relationship dynamics and learn to cope with feelings of anxiety or stress when encountering a storm.

Mediation Services:
Resolve differences and settle family matters in the best interests of the children while fostering an environment that encourages independence.

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 Parent Support

As children grow and evolve, so do family dynamics. Parents and caregivers may find themselves feeling overwhelmed by the changes and unsure of how to adapt their parenting style accordingly. Melissa works with you to provide support and guidance to help parents navigate through these transitions, whether it is adjusting to the challenges of adolescence or understanding the shifting dynamics of the family unit. With her, you can find practical solutions to restore harmony and connection within your family.