Child Counselling, Teen Counselling, Family Counselling
35 4th Street East
334 Upper Ottawa
2525 Old Bronte Rd.
Suite 200 (WestOak Medical Clinic)
4008 Powderhorn Court
In your home
Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Ontario
Meet our team! Click on any individual's name to learn more. All of our counsellors and therapists have specific training and experience in children's mental health and are a member of a professional college or association.
At Family Kinnections, we provide hope, guidance, and support to families, kids and teens. Our non-judgemental, warm and empathetic counsellors, therapists and psychologists are here to guide you and your family towards your goals. We specialize in the treatment of problems impacting children, youth, and families. We want to help your child and your family. You want to feel peace of mind and hope for your child or your current situation.
If you are like most families we help, you feel stressed, overwhelmed and out of options. You never imagined you would be facing the problems your family is facing, and you feel a strong need for guidance, support and resolution. You want you and your child to feel happier, less stress and in control. Whether your family has struggled for a long time; or whether your problems have surfaced recently you want a resolution, and we want to help you achieve it.
Problematic behaviours impact children and families significantly. Behavioural issues can interfere with family relationships, academic success and social success.
Aside from driving you crazy and making you feel tapped out of solutions and energy, problematic behaviours strain your relationship with your child and can interfere with your child’s academic success and social relationships. It is hard to know what to do to manage these behaviours, especially when what you are trying isn’t working. With so many parenting books out there, and even more people willing to offer advice; knowing which direction to take can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. There is no “one size fits all” approach to managing behaviour, and most families need an approach tailored just for them and the needs of their child. An effective plan will often contain a multifaceted aproach that builds on areas of strength and skill. We have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of families facing problematic behaviours, each family different from the next, and each family needing a slightly different plan an approach. Our therapists have had the opportunity to work first-hand with some of the most difficult children in the province, and many of our therapists are parents too! These experiences allow us to work with you to custom design a concrete plan. Parents tell us these plans help them to feel confident, prepared and equipped to move forward and create change in their family.
Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma and anger impact children and youth too.
1 in 5 children are impacted by a mental health concern. For children and teens this can mean depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, or other mental health concerns. This can be an especially stressful experience for parents and families. Children and youth impacted by mental health concerns can often have behaviour or experiences that are scary for both them, and their parents.
Children and teens may avoid new experiences, or may resist school. They may talk about suicidal thoughts, or urges to harm themselves. They may experience emotional tantrums or meltdowns with very little control of their behaviour. Whatever your child or teen is experiencing we know you want help for them. You want them to feel happy, calm, and in-control. You want them to experience success in their behaviour, their academics and within their social circles. We understand child and youth mental health.
We know how to effectively treat your child’s mental health concerns in ways that are specifically tailored to children and youth. Our therapists all have backgrounds and training specific to counselling and therapy for children and teens. Your child can overcome the struggles they are facing. They can learn and develop new coping techniques and improve their functioning.
You can feel confident that your child is coping and even overcoming their struggles. These issues don’t need to hold your child back. Every child has potential and an opportunity to excel. We can work with you and your child to achieve this.
We understand how stressed and frustrated you feel. We know the worry that accompanies a depressed or risk-taking teen. We know how these concerns and others can lead you to feel tapped-out of energy and solutions. You want your child to feel happy and confident and be well-behaved. You’ve tried everything you can think of, but nothing works. Our experienced counsellors will work with you to fully understand your family, your child and the problem. We will quickly work with you to develop a plan of action to address your concerns. We have concrete solutions and strategies that you can put in place today.