Dr. Andrew Wong Psychology
 

Treatment and Therapy

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We offer a number of specialized treatment and therapy services that are often effective for children and youth experiencing challenges including, but not limited to:

  • anxiety (including performance-related anxiety)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • depression or low mood
  • inattention or impulsivity
  • anger or aggressiveness
  • stress management
  • sleep management
  • bullying and victimization
  • loss and grief
  • peer relationships
  • trauma
  • gender identity

If your child or youth’s concerns are not listed above, please feel free to contact us for more information. If we are unable to assist, we will direct you towards appropriate services for more support.

Types of therapy

For young children and depending on the presenting concerns, we use play therapy and narrative therapy, both of which help them express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Besides play, both of these therapies often use art and sand-tray activities. For older children and youth, we use discussion-based therapies that promote self-awareness and insight. These types of therapies include:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • acceptance and commitment therapy
  • mindfulness-based therapy
  • narrative therapy
  • play therapy

Whenever possible and with permission, we involve caregivers in the therapeutic process. This may include having caregivers join in the sessions or providing updates to caregivers at the end of sessions. On occasion, we may also suggest individual caregiver sessions to promote skill building at home.

Therapy for dual diagnosis

Children and youth with developmental disabilities have mental health needs as well, which are often more concerning than the needs of the typical population. Some genetic or developmental disorders cause individuals to be more prone to psychological disorders such as:

  • anxiety and avoidance
  • depression
  • social withdrawal
  • impulsivity
  • anger and aggression 

Since each dual diagnosis case is often very different and specific in nature, please feel free to contact us for more information.
 

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