Are your child’s worries and fears taking away the joy of childhood? The STG Childhood Anxiety Program can help. Our program combines effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with parenting support to help your child overcome anxiety.
Childhood anxiety can manifest in various ways, such as difficulty sleeping, excessive worrying, trouble concentrating, and physical symptoms like headaches or stomachaches. If your child’s daily life is affected by stress and avoidance behaviors, it may be time to seek help.
We understand that anxiety is a highly individualized disorder, and what works for one child may not work for another. That’s why our program takes a personalized approach, tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs of each child. By using CBT techniques, we help children identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their anxiety.
Children with anxiety often rely heavily on their parents for reassurance and support. While it’s natural for children to trust their parents, this can sometimes hinder their independence. Our program aims to empower children and parents by teaching them the necessary skills to manage anxiety. This means that parents also attend sessions about their child’s anxiety, and learn essential parenting skills to further manage their child’s anxiety.
Our program also emphasizes the importance of facing fears rather than avoiding them. By gradually exposing children to their fears in a controlled manner, we help them build confidence and reduce anxiety.
The benefits of our program can include reduced anxiety symptoms, improved school performance, increased confidence, better peer relationships, and increased engagement in activities. We provide a supportive environment where children can learn to manage their anxiety and lead happier, healthier lives.
At STG La Ronge, we use the highly acclaimed therapy program “Cool Kids.” This program combines anxiety counselling with structured parenting skills for helping families manage anxiety. The Cool Kids program is combined with proven techniques from the SPACE program, developed at Yale University.
Chris de Feijter is accredited by Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health to use the Cool Kids Anxiety Program. The intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the Program are owned by Macquarie University. Macquarie University does not endorse any particular provider of the program and their other services.
Chris de Feijter attended extensive training provided by Dr. Leibowitz at the Yale Child Study Center in SPACE TREATMENT (Supportive Parenting of Anxious Childhood Emotions.
Book an intake appointment to get started.
You'll complete an intake and consent form, as well as a screening assessment to help us learn about child's symptoms.
We'll go over the information and screening results, and then decide which service best addresses your symptoms.
You and your child get a dedicated therapist assigned and get started in 1 to 2 weeks. No waiting lists and no long wait times.
If you’re interested in accessing support for your child, you can start by booking an initial meeting with an STG Health Services Professional. We will assess your child’s anxiety level and determine if our program is a good fit. Don’t let anxiety hold your child back from enjoying childhood – take the first step towards a brighter future today.