Calgary Child Psychologist and Wellness
Creative Sky Psychology and Growth and Resiliency
Creative Sky Psychology prioritizes the importance of growth and wellness in children and teens. Children and teens can benefit from therapy even if they are doing well. All individuals benefit from learning about themselves on a deeper level. When children and teens are doing well, it lends space for them to gain awareness, develop insight, learn problem solving skills, and coping techniques. This can help individuals learn how to manage during times of stress.
Adolescence is considered a time of change, discovery, and independence. For many teens this can bring about unforeseen challenges that may impact an individual's mental wellness. We use techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and Positive Psychology to assist teens in developing strategies to cope with life's challenges. At Creative Sky Psychology, adolescent therapy sessions are customized to suit the child's specific age, developmental requirements, and level of willingness.
Can my child still go to therapy if they don’t have any clinical issues?
A common misconception of parents is that child therapy is only an option for those with a clinical diagnosis. Although we specialize in supporting children who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, ASD, and other clinical concerns, our team is also trained in helping children who want to learn strategies to cope with difficulties that may arise. We match our therapy sessions with a child's developmental needs and adjust our sessions to suit an individual's strengths and abilities. Customized strategies that align with a child's learning preferences and strengths have a better chance of success in the long run. As adolescents are confronted with challenges, the strategies learned will help to assist them in fostering growth and preserving mental wellness. At Creative Sky Psychology, our child psychologists can improve a child’s well-being by helping them become more self-aware and develop.
The Power of Resiliency
As much we wish that we could protect our children from life's difficulties, struggles are an inevitable part of our children’s lives. Although we cannot stop adversity and daily stresses for children, we can absolutely provide assistance to help youth become more resilient. This is done by altering perspective towards challenges and difficulties and shifting the narrative. Through building resilience, children can later apply learned strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and uncertainties.
A key aspect of maintaining a child’s mental well-being is to ensure that they are able to employ strategies as they progress from childhood through adolescence. The development of these skills prove crucial for children to remain successful and social in their environment as they grow. Some skills that Creative Sky Psychology encourages are: