Therapy for Children and Teenagers

Facing the challenges of your child or adolescent's behavior should not be a solitary journey.

Does your child/teenager feel bad about themselves, lack self-esteem or self-confidence?

Does they have difficulty managing their emotions, especially anger, sadness or fear?

Do they need tools to strengthen their social and communication skills?

Are they experiencing signs of stress or anxious feelings that are affecting their overall well-being?

Are they currently experiencing a parental divorce, loss, bereavement, breakup, or difficult conflict?

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Child and adolescent counseling

Help your children overcome their difficulties and thrive

Do you want to offer your children professional help adapted to their needs?

Looking to support your children’s emotional well-being?

Therapy for children and adolescents is personalized support which aims to help young people face life’s challenges.

Give your children a space to be heard

Imagine being able to help your children develop their potential, build their self-esteem and achieve their dreams.

Imagine being able to help your children feel better about themselves, in their heads and in their hearts.

Therapy for children and adolescents can help them achieve these goals.

Take the step and invest in your children’s happiness now.

You will be proud to have taken this initiative!

If your child is under 12 years old, meetings with parents are also offered to provide you with valuable support in guiding your child.

Explore the benefits of therapy for your child

  • Help children manage their emotions: anger, sadness, fear

  • Support during difficult family transitions (separation, divorce, moving cities, etc.)

  • Improve children's self-esteem and confidence

  • Develop healthy family relationships

  • Taking space, affirming themselves, and making choices

  • Managing difficult or disruptive behavior

  • Understanding their emotional needs

  • Restore meaning and motivation in studies or projects

  • Support for losses, bereavements, break-ups, or family conflicts

How Does Therapy for Children and Teenagers Work?

First Session

Following your appointment request, we offer a 15-minute telephone call to present to you our approach to child and adolescent therapy. During the first full meeting, the first 20 minutes are spent in an open discussion with you and your child, followed by a one-on-one meeting with the child to establish a personal connection.

Duration and Frequency

Individual sessions with your child last approximately 50 minutes. Initially, we recommend meetings every week or every two weeks. If your child is under 12 years old, we will discuss with you between the 3rd and 4th session to share our observations and give advice. We continue like this, alternating between meetings with the child and those with the parents. This allows us to evaluate, give you practical advice and share relevant resources. Before speaking with you, we discuss with the child to make sure he/she agrees and that we keep things confidential if necessary.

Afterwards

After a series of sessions, an assessment is carried out, and together, we decide to continue for another set of 5 sessions or at a personalized pace, whether every two weeks or per month, for example. This approach ensures ongoing support, giving you the tools and skills to navigate through your children's challenges, strengthening their long-term wellbeing.

Our fees vary from $90 to $120 CAD depending on the professional. You can see the exact prices on each professional’s page, and explore our directory here.

Our services are available in English, French

We offer Therapy for Children and Teenagers in Montréal, Laval, Charlevoix, St-Jérôme, and Lanaudière. We also offer Therapy for Children and Teenagers online.

We provide receipts in naturopathy for private insurances.

The counseling offered at Divan bleu differs from psychotherapy by focusing on the personal development of the client and their relational skills rather than on diagnosis, interpretation and treatment of a pathology. We do not offer psychotherapy

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We mainly work with the Non-Directive Creative Approach (ANDC)

This therapeutic approach is based on the belief that each person possesses inner resources that can be mobilized to overcome the difficulties they encounter.

In this approach, we consider that not having strong and gratifying connections with others, in the past or the present, are the greatest source of suffering in human beings. For us, these sufferings can be transformed into better well-being through prolonged experiences of healthy and authentic relationships. The therapeutic relationship using the ANDC is a concrete example of this type of healthy relationship. In this context, the therapist acts as a benevolent companion, promoting the growth and personal development of the client.

Our goal is to help our clients better understand themselves, free themselves from their blockages, and develop skills to cope with life’s difficulties. We work with them to identify their resources, strengths, and talents and to mobilize them so that they can achieve their goals.

Our approach aims to help people feel better in their own skin, develop their self-confidence, and live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

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Our Clients Satisfaction

  • J

    Couples therapy with Yannick Calendreau was amazing. He illuminated a lot of things we weren't aware of and gave us great communication tools. I'm happy we did several sessions and it made a really positive change in our relationship! Thank you Yannick :)

  • Richard

    I never write reviews, but I can’t hold back. Bianca helped me unlock the key to live the life I choose and not the one that was mapped out for me at birth. All I can say is that Bianca will not simply address the symptom but guide you lovingly and patiently to the root cause of the problem. She works miracles! I thought I would need months of therapy, it turns out just two sessions were necessary. It was the most intense soul searching 3 weeks of my life, but so worth it. Bianca helped me lift a dark cloud that was hanging over my head for decades. I can never thank her enough for her kindness, her wisdom, her total and utter lack of judgement, her empathy and her well placed smile when she saw me struggle a bit or not be honest with myself. Words can not express how grateful I am for her help.

  • Emilie

    Very trustworthy and free of judgement. She is very empathetic and it is soothing to talk to her; you feel heard.

    from GoRendezvous
  • Sophie

    Bianca helped me a great deal to listen to my inner voice. Her approach is that of total acceptance, unrelenting empathy and open mindedness. She knows just when to bring in her own wisdom without interfering with the unique individual process that is needed to find one's own answers. She's so effective that, since then, I've been able to handle a lot of issues on my own as they've come up and after only a few of her sessions. But that's my experience. See for yourself. You will absolutely not regret it.

  • Emilie

    Very welcoming and her approach is completely different which gives you a unique experience. I loved my first appointment

    from GoRendezvous
  • Jose

    I really loved the time that I spent with Alejandra, I feel listened and supported by her. I feel very confident with her

  • Jenny

    Having therapy with Valerie is always the best part of my week. She is kind, supportive, knowledgeable. I am so lucky to have her as a therapist. She helped me change my life so much in the past 2 years. She is amazing.

  • Nadia

    I’ve been seeing Bianca at Divan Bleu for several months and appreciate her professionalism, genuine care and empathy. I would highly recommend her as a therapist and am thankful to have her help, her listening ears and advice to navigate through life.

  • Max

    We loved working with Valérie at divan bleu. She was always terrific at offering insights and not afraid of challenging us when necessary. We were truly able to grow as a couple with the space she held for us in therapy. Would fully recommend the services offered by the couples therapists here! Extra thanks to the management team insisting at keeping the rates as affordable as possible in this ridiculous 2023 Canadian economy.

  • Marie

    I've received a treatment from Alisa Heart, and i can highly recommend her approach that was different from the traditional therapy. I felt held in a very safe way, and supported all along the process. A lot of emotional release came out of the session and i felt relieved and light afterwards. This is a deep work and Alisa is a great and compassionate energy worker. Would go again.