The foundation of who we are is informed in a significant way by our experiences in infancy and early childhood.
The science of child development has very clearly shown that the most important key to providing a child the best chance at becoming their best self is ensuring a wonderfully nurturing relationship with one or more caring adults.
Often when young children struggle, there is something about the interaction between the child and the world around them that has things in turmoil. Our clinicians are skilled in helping parents understand what is happening for their child and, in turn, supporting parents in finding a way forward.
There are also some circumstances that where it is appropriate for the clinician to work directly with your child. Your clinician will discuss your individual situation with you at length during the intake process to determine what the best options are for your child.
Some of the reasons parents of young children come to see us include:
- Postpartum depression
- Death, illness, divorce
- Foster care and/or adoption
- Highly sensitive child
- Difficult behaviours
- The feeling of not liking your child
- A child who struggles managing at preschool or school
- A child who has difficulties navigating the peer environment.
Our team is one of a select number in the country who are able to provide informed support services for infants and young children. Our therapists have a broad range of specialized training in the support of children under the age of 6 years – or what is often referred to as Infant Mental Health. Depending on individual needs and situations, support may include Play Therapy, Parent Support, Talk Therapy, and Parent & Child Relationship Therapy.