April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict?2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

March 2020

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

January 2018

Does my child need therapy?

2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

  Let’s reflect on your past year: How many phone calls did you have from your son’s school? How many behavioral notes were written in your daughter’s agenda? How many parent-teacher meetings did not go your ideal way? For most parents, it is difficult to admit that their child may need therapy for their behavioral [...]

Does my child need therapy?2022-05-01T12:51:11-04:00

November 2017

Have a child with special needs? You are not alone!

2017-11-22T15:56:42-05:00

Just how the family influences a child’s development, the child also has an impact on his/her family. Now, a child with a disability has a special effect on his/her family, as the disability can become a source of stress for the parents, siblings, and the family in general. In such moments, consistent parenting and remaining [...]

Have a child with special needs? You are not alone!2017-11-22T15:56:42-05:00

February 2017

Help your kid defeat ADHD!

2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention from professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for [...]

Help your kid defeat ADHD!2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

December 2016

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!

2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00

Many of us, art therapists, go through intensive art therapy programs/training without ever take a moment to pause; to dig deeply into our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, motivations and asking why. While we may be overwhelmed after running a support group for cancer patients or after a day working with kids in palliative care, we might [...]

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00

August 2016

February 2014

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #2

2017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

Adolescents’ reaction to the news of divorce could be anywhere within the spectrum of intense anger, sadness, and depression to no reaction at all. Adolescents who express their feelings accuse their parents of “ruining their life”, “ being selfish” and “ inconsiderate”. They may also act up as being the “victims of their parents’ decision”. [...]

Help children process the news of a divorce! Part #22017-07-10T15:33:11-04:00

June 2013

Active Children are not wild – they just need more structure

2022-06-27T10:13:24-04:00

Art therapists working with kids with ADHD believe that structure, boundaries, and compliments on achievements are of importance in the treatment of these kids. Due to lack of the aforementioned pieces in their lives, most of the time kids with ADHD experience an excessive amount of negative feedback at school and at home, from teachers, [...]

Active Children are not wild – they just need more structure2022-06-27T10:13:24-04:00

May 2013

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00

A recent study has revealed that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in France (less than 5% of school-ages children) is remarkably lower than the number of children diagnosed with this disorder in the North America (up to 12% of school-aged children). While North American child psychiatrists perceive ADHD a medical condition that can [...]

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00
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