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Services for Children and Teens

Play to Heal

The Play to Heal Program is a play-based program designed to support children’s social and emotional development. The goal is to support children in identifying emotions, communicating how they feel, and learn to regulate their emotions and behaviour. This is a personalized program, offering 1-1 support to children and families. This program is offered for children 2- 16 years old.

 

The objectives of the Play to Heal Program are:

 

  • to help children understand the loss or change they are experiencing and how to journey through the grief process (death, divorce, new baby, move to a new home/school)

  • to help children develop skills for emotional recognition, emotional expression and coping strategies for managing difficult life transitions/events 

  • to help children develop strategies for self-regulation in order to change difficult behaviours such as tantrums, aggression, and defiance

  • to help children to develop coping strategies when a child or family member is diagnosed with a terminal illness 

 

Sessions are offered face-to-face in Studio, or virtually 

 

Fees:

  • Play to Heal 60 minutes $125 + tax

  • Play to Heal 45 minutes $100 + tax

  • Play to Heal 30 minutes $75 + tax (for children under 4)

  • Initial Family Consult $150 + tax

  • Discovery Call $20 + tax

 

At least one parent is encouraged to attend the Play to Heal sessions to observe what happens in session and implement the strategies at home. Parents will receive access to the child’s chart on our Jane Scheduling system which will include strategies to be implemented at home between sessions, as well as a summary of the session.

All materials are included

 

New clients must begin with a 1-hour Family Consult to review the challenges and goals for the family and to develop a timeline for Play to Heal sessions

 

Unsure if this program is right for you? Schedule a Discovery Call and learn more about the program

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Play to Grow

The Play to Grow program is a play-based program designed to support children with special needs. Depending on the diagnosis and the severity of the disability, children with special needs often require extra supports in all areas of their development including social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language development. The goal of the Play to Grow program is to establish a set of goals with the child’s parents to provide extra learning through play; learning that amplifies the child’s strengths and enhances the areas that require some TLC. Play to Grow sessions are developed based on each child’s needs and abilities.

This program is offered for children 2- 16 years old.

 

Some objectives of the Play to Grow sessions may be:

  • to help children build self-help skills so that they can be independent during transitions

  • to help children learn interpersonal communication skills like active listening and responding in conversation to support their social development

  • to help children build emotional expression and self-regulation skills and tools

  • to help children build confidence and understanding of their own development and needs, to be able to advocate for themselves

 

Sessions are offered face-to-face in Studio, or virtually 

 

Fees:

  • Play to Grow 60 minutes $125 + tax

  • Play to Grow 45 minutes $100 + tax

  • Play to Grow 30 minutes $75 + tax (for children under 4)

  • Initial Family Consult $150 + tax

  • Discovery Call $20 + tax

 

At least one parent is encouraged to attend the Play to Grow sessions to observe what happens in session and implement the strategies at home. Parents will receive access to the child’s chart on our Jane Scheduling system which will include strategies to be implemented at home between sessions, as well as a summary of the session.

 

All materials are included

 

New clients must begin with a 1-hour Family Consult to review the challenges and goals for the family and to develop a timeline for Play to Heal sessions

 

Unsure if this program is right for you? Schedule a Discovery Call and learn more about the program

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Teen Coaching

At Children’s Healing Studio, Ltd. we provide one-on-one teen coaching that aims to foster meaningful conversations with teens about what’s important to them.

 

Teen coaching helps teens to improve their interpersonal skills, self-awareness, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and decision-making abilities. Sessions are offered in-Studio, online, or in the family home. During a session, Dr. Elena Merenda takes the teen’s lead, actively listening to what supports they require, and working together to develop goals. Dr. Merenda offers strategies and support that fosters communication, coping skills, confidence, and decision making.

 

Dr. Merenda works with teens as a team to develop mutually agreed upon goals. Typically, the larger goal is to understand themselves, build autonomy, and navigate their dynamic world , which is achieved through the application of smaller goals like improving communication, providing suggestions and guidance in meeting their needs, improving problem solving strategies, fostering  confidence, and developing solution-focused thinking.

 

Teen coaching can help with a multitude of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Confidence building

  • Time management skills

  • Coping strategies for stress

  • Navigation peer relationships

  • Developing problem-solving skills

  • Social media awareness and balance

  • Body image

  • Healthy eating and movement

  • Mindfulness

 

Fees:

  • Teen Coaching 60 minutes $125 + tax

  • Teen Coaching 45 minutes $100 + tax

  • Teen Coaching 30 minutes $75 + tax

  • Initial Consult $150 + tax

  • Discovery Call $20 + tax

 

Teens will receive access to their chart on our Jane Scheduling system which will include strategies to be implemented at home between sessions, as well as a summary of the session.

All materials are included

 

Unsure if this program is right for you? Schedule a Discovery Call and learn more about the program

Child Counseling

Behaviour Therapy

As a Behavioural Therapist, Jelena provides consulting and training to parents, caregivers and other professionals, in supporting children with special needs. Jelena’s services include assessment and treatment in the area of learning, communication, social skills, independence and various behavioral challenges using principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) to help children reach their full potential.

The benefits of Behaviour Therapy include:

  • Improved academic performance

  • Improved behaviour at home and at school

  • Enhanced social skills

  • Fostered relationships with peers, siblings and parents

 

Fees:

Fee’s for Behaviour Therapy are dependent on the child’s needs. Please contact Jelena at jelena@cvbehaviouralsolutions.ca to inquire about fees and scheduling.

A Supportive Hug

Resource Consulting

Emily strives to support families for both the short and long term

after a diagnosis is made. She empowers families to be the best

advocates for their child by directing them to the appropriate funding and resources. Emily works collaboratively with the child and family to create a caring and comfortable environment where all feel cared for and heard.

Brief Resource Support

A new diagnosis can lead to many questions and uncertainty with next steps. Spend time discussing what potential resources, funding, and services are available for your child or family.

Funding Application Support

Complete various funding applications with support from Emily. Length of meeting will vary based on funding application.

 

SSAH - 1 hour

ACSD - 1 hour

OAP - 30 minutes

Access2 - 30 minutes

Easter Seals - 30 minutes

 

Fees:

60 minute sessions $85 + tax

30 minute sessions $55 + tax

Online Class
Tutoring

Kim Marshall has a Masters in teaching with 15 years of experience in classroom teaching educational leadership. She is a trauma informed Jai certified parenting coach with specialized training in mental health and special education. Kim is offering the convenience of virtual 1:1 private tutoring, allowing children to grow, learn and flourish in the comfortable of their own environment.

 

Virtual tutoring options: 30, 45 and 60 min individualized sessions for K-8. Reading, writing, math instruction, homework help, remedial lessons and skill development, organization and executive functioning, study skills, mindfulness and stress management. 

Fees:

30 minute sessions $60 + tax

45 minute sessions $80 + tax

60 minute sessions $100 + tax

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