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ABOUT MINDFUL MENTAL HEALTH 

Mindful Mental Health was created in 2022, in the hopes of providing more accessible Psychotherapy services to children, youth and families. Since, we have been able to call our space home at Durham Corporate Center in Whitby, Ontario, and have been able to grow a small team of dedicated Psychotherapists and Social Workers. 

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FAQS

Your Questions Answered

For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some common questions and answers about the therapeutic process.  Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please give us a call.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS THERAPY?

If your child is experiencing really big feelings that are too big to manage and regulate through, it may be a good idea to seek help from a Child and Youth Therapist. Another possible situation in which your child could benefit from seeing a therapist could be during or after a big change in their life, such as changing schools, the loss of a loved one, or a parental separation. A therapist would work alongside your child in navigating this change and help the child feel more confident in managing these situations. 

WHAT DOES A CHILD THERAPIST DO? 

A child therapist works alongside the child, offering a variety of strategies and techniques that can help foster the child’s social-emotional learning.Therapists teach children that all emotions are good and useful. Some emotions are uncomfortable, but they are still useful! It is ultimately what we do with that emotion that counts. Through talk, play, and art, the child and therapist will uncover common difficulties and collaboratively look for ways to improve their responses to these difficulties.

DO I GET TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN MY CHILD’S THERAPY SESSION?

In general, the therapy process works best when the therapist and parents work together in the best interest of the child, however, this can have limitations. For some kids, they and or the parents may feel it is necessary to sit in on the child’s session as it is facilitated. This can sometimes help the child feel more at ease. In other cases, the child may want their space and time with their therapist. In younger children, the therapist would consult with parents before or after session to discuss themes presented in session. In older adolescents and teenagers, they may feel as if they would like their sessions on their own without their parents. As teenagers are growing their sense of self, there may be a need for safety and request that some specifics remain confidential. Generally speaking, parent involvement is necessary when working with youth, even if certain things remain confidential. If you have questions about confidentiality, contact a therapist here at Mindful Mental Health for a free consultation.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR NEW CLIENTS?

Here at Mindful Mental Health, we have a number of Registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers available, with no waitlist. You would be offered a free 15-20 minute phone or video consultation in order to discuss your presenting concerns, give you the chance to ask any questions you may have, and ensure you, your child and your therapist are a good fit for each other. From there, you would schedule an intake session with your chosen therapist and discuss background history, symptoms and potential treatment options. 

HOW DO I USE MY INSURANCE?

We do not provide direct billing. Clients are expected to pay upfront for their sessions and seek reimbursement from their insurance companies. Clients are also responsible for finding out how much coverage they have, and if this coverage applies for psychotherapy and/or social work services. 

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Here and Mindful Mental Health, we offer the following therapy services to the following: children(12 and under), teens, adults, families and couples. 

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