To begin counselling, the first session is always a parents-only session.

For their first session, kids are welcomed to EmPOWERland by our Intake Specialist, and they select their choice of snack and beverage. Then, their specialized child therapist greets them in person for the first time. The first session is a welcoming introduction, where we establish assent (permission from your child to work with them) and connection.

We also begin exploring your child’s goals and how we will get there together. Your child will not be present in the last 10 minutes of the first session, which will be a short conversation with parents where we discuss our observations and offer suggestions. If further conversations are needed, we can schedule update sessions for parents.