Children and teens are just as susceptible to anxiety and depression as adults. What to do when your child is struggling with behavioural, eating, hostility, attachment or low self-esteem issues? Where to turn when your child has intellectual disabilities or ADD/ADHD?
The children and teen psychologist must first conduct a psychological assessment, focussing on an ADHD evaluation, intellectual assessments (learning disabilities, intellectual potential) as well as emotional and social assessments (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive behaviour, separation, divorce, etc.). The psychologist will then be able to better guide you to the appropriate resources.
Establishing the right moment to seek help for one’s child is not always easy. Often, we think time will improve the situation or we decide to wait until a certain limit is achieved before realizing we need help. However, we encourage you to consult with a specialist as soon as you notice a problem and especially, before the situation gets worse. When a diagnosis is made and the appropriate care is provided at the right time, then often only a few meetings will be needed to work on the challenges your child is facing.
As the parents and each family member have an impact on a child or teen’s life, we encourage you to also take part in family counselling, a therapeutic journey. This type of therapy will provide you with the appropriate tools to be able to better support your child.
For additional information or to make an appointment, contact us or call us at 450-434-2009.
Psychological Consultation Services—Children and Teens
Clinique LeBlanc + Savaria now offers psychological consultation services for children and teens. Janie Sarrazin, a PhD in Psychology—Research and Intervention and a specialist able to intervene with a specific clientele, children and teens, has recently joined our team. She first worked in Child Psychiatry at the Psychiatric Department for Children and Teens at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) du Nord de Lanaudière, and later focussed more on psychological assessments as a school psychologist. We are happy to collaborate with Janie Sarrazin who will be able to establish the best treatment for your child’s needs.