Child and Youth Counselling in Calgary

During adolescence (ages 10-19), individuals experience significant physical, emotional, and social changes. At Curio Counselling in Calgary, we offer specialized support and youth counselling to help adolescents navigate this crucial developmental phase.

Conflict Resolution in Families

Conflict is a natural part of family dynamics, especially during adolescence. As young individuals strive for independence and identity, tensions may arise within familial relationships.

 

At Curio Counselling, we recognize the importance of addressing family conflicts and providing support to both adolescents and their parents during this transitional phase.

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Peer Influence and Emotional Development

During adolescence, peers play a significant role in shaping attitudes, behaviors, and social interactions. While peer influence can be positive, it can also lead to risky behaviors and unhealthy relationships.

 

Our child and youth counselling services in Calgary focus on empowering young individuals to navigate peer pressure effectively and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Parental Guidance and Support

Parent-teen relationships undergo significant changes during adolescence, often leaving both parties feeling disconnected and misunderstood.

 

At Curio Counselling, we emphasize the importance of parental guidance and support in nurturing the emotional development of adolescents.

 

Our therapists work collaboratively with families to foster open communication, set boundaries, and navigate the challenges of adolescence together.

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Coping Skills and Resilience Building

Adolescence can be a tumultuous time, fraught with challenges and uncertainties.

 

At Curio Counselling, we equip children and youth with essential coping skills and resilience-building strategies to navigate life’s ups and downs effectively.

 

Through individual counselling sessions, our Calgary youth therapists help adolescents develop healthy coping mechanisms, problem-solving skills, and emotional regulation techniques.

 

By fostering resilience, we empower young individuals to overcome adversity, build self-esteem, and thrive in all aspects of their lives.

Adolescent Counselling: A Holistic Approach

Our child and youth counselling services in Calgary are tailored to meet the unique needs of adolescents and their families. Through individual therapy sessions, family counselling, and group interventions, we address a wide range of issues, including:

  • Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Adolescence can be a time of heightened stress and emotional turbulence. Our therapists provide support and coping strategies to help adolescents manage their emotions and build resilience.
  • Peer Pressure and Eating Disorders: Peer pressure can influence adolescent behavior and lead to issues such as eating disorders. We offer guidance and support to help young individuals navigate peer relationships and develop a healthy relationship with food and body image.
  • Sex Education and Healthy Living: Adolescents may have questions and concerns about sexual health and relationships. Our therapists provide age-appropriate sex education and promote healthy lifestyle choices to support overall well-being.
  • Learning Disabilities and Social Skills: Adolescents with learning disabilities may face unique challenges in school and social settings. We offer specialized support to help them develop academic skills and social competence.
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence: Building self-esteem and self-confidence is essential for adolescent development. Our therapists work with young individuals to cultivate a positive self-image and assertive communication skills.

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  • Understanding Your Child’s Needs: Youth counselling provides a safe space for children and adolescents to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. A trained therapist can help identify underlying issues and develop personalized strategies for coping and growth.
  • Navigating Transitions: Adolescence is a period of significant transition, marked by physical, emotional, and social changes. Counselling can offer support and guidance as young individuals navigate these transitions, helping them build resilience and adaptability.
  • Building Healthy Relationships: Counselling sessions can help improve communication skills, enhance self-awareness, and foster healthy relationships with peers, family members, and authority figures. These skills are essential for navigating social interactions and building a strong support network.
  • Managing Mental Health: Youth counselling can be particularly beneficial for children and adolescents struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or behavioral disorders. Therapists can provide coping strategies, emotional support, and tools for managing symptoms effectively.
  • Promoting Personal Growth: Counselling encourages personal growth and self-discovery, empowering young individuals to develop a sense of identity, purpose, and resilience. Through reflective exercises, goal-setting, and skill-building activities, children and adolescents can unlock their full potential and thrive in various aspects of life.

At Curio Counselling, we understand the unique needs of children and youth and offer specialized counselling services to support their emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care tailored to each individual’s needs and circumstances.

Additional Support Services

  • Parenting Workshops: We offer workshops and seminars for parents on topics such as effective communication, boundary-setting, and adolescent development, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to support their child’s growth and well-being.
  • School-based Programs: We collaborate with schools and educational institutions to provide counselling services, workshops, and outreach programs tailored to the needs of students and staff.
  • Community Resources: Our team can connect families with community resources, group counselling and support networks, including mental health agencies, youth centers, and advocacy organizations, to ensure access to additional support beyond counselling sessions.

In addition to individual youth and family counselling in Calgary, Curio Counselling offers a range of support services to meet the diverse needs of adolescents and their families. If you’re unsure whether youth counselling is right for your child, we encourage you to reach out for a confidential consultation to learn more about how we can help.

Therapy Topics Covered

Some specific areas in which counselling can benefit children and youth are:

  • Emotional regulation
  • Behaviour challenges
  • Family dynamics (parent-child relationships, sibling relationships)
  • Life transitions (moving, new school, parents separating, parent getting remarried)
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Learning challenges
  • ADHD / Neurodiversity
  • Trauma
  • Abuse and/or Violence

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20 Minute Consultation

Whether you are considering accessing counselling services for the first time, or hoping to find a therapist who is new to you, we want to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

 

That is why we offer a free, no-obligation, 20-minute phone or video consultation with the Calgary therapist of your choice.

Our Calgary Counsellors

All of our Calgary therapists hold a Master of Counselling degree from an accredited university and are members in good standing with either the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) or the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

The Safe Space

Our counselling spaces are designed to make you feel comfortable and safe. Upon entering a counselling room, you are welcome to choose whichever seat you would like. Feel free to put your feet up, drape a blanket over yourself, or even lie down.

Our Location

You can expect to be greeted by our receptionist, invited to take a seat in our waiting area, and offered a beverage.