When a child is depressed, he or she may have difficulty expressing his or her feelings. He or she may throw tantrums, experience bad dreams, feel physically ill, and exhibit the same signs of depression very commonly found in adults such as oversleeping, chronic fatigue and more. This may impact the child’s school performance, friendships, and family relationships. Furthermore, depression in children and teens results in reduced self-confidence and self-esteem. At Expression Counselling, your child will learn self-regulation tools for coping with their emotions and their depression. He or she will get the chance they need to express his or her feelings through talk therapy, art therapy, and play therapy. They will feel understood and validated. Moreover, in order to help the child, parents will get the tools and the support they need to help their child.
At Expressions Counselling, our counsellors have years of experience and specific training for working with children and teens. For our younger clients, our playroom is equipped with play therapy tools and materials to support your child and her counselling journey. Through the relationship with the counsellor and tools provided, the counsellors are able to find out the source of your child’s depression and they would be able to work with you and your child in alleviating his or her negative symptoms and getting your child back on track.