Your Child’s Brain is Complex and Continuously Evolving
Understanding the complexities of mental illness or learning differences is challenging at the best of times. With no concrete litmus test for either, there is no explicit diagnosis or treatment plan.
It’s not easy understanding how your brain works, let alone your child’s. At Kaizen, we recognize the value of utilizing professional psychologists to assess areas of concern. We also recognize the value of having those concerns simply explained, in plain language, to parents and children who may be unfamiliar with learning differences and / or mental illness(es).
Our Team of Experts Have Worked Extensively in School Systems, and Have Helped a Multitude of Students
At Kaizen we have access to a reputable network of psychologists, including our in-house psychologist and resident expert, John Laing. John has decades of experience helping students and their families with learning challenges and mental health issues. Some of his specialties include:
ADHD & Learning Difficulties
Anxiety & Depression
Relationship Building & Social Skills Development
In addition to John, we work with a number of registered psychologists and mental health professionals who are experienced in working with children, teens, and their families. Our team of experts have worked extensively within multiple school systems and acutely understand the association between home and school. Kaizen’s experienced team empathizes with students and their parents, and the resulting challenges they face.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us and we’ll get right back to you.
Does my child have to be registered in Kaizen coaching sessions to see one of your psychologists?
No. You are welcome to book a session for your child with our in-house psychologist for counselling sessions by calling our office at 403-808-3151.
My child has already completed a Psychoeducational Assessment and needs help. What now?
Book a Kaizen Coaching Program Intake + Learning Profile Assessment with Kaizen’s Director.
Your Kaizen Intake, in conjunction with the results of your child’s Psychoeducational Assessment, can accurately identify the area(s) of your child’s brain that is challenged, while also showcasing areas of strength. If your child needs additional support with learning differences and / or mental illness(es), Kaizen’s Director can connect you with an appropriate psychologist to supplement your child’s Executive Function Coaching.
What do Executive Function Skills have to do with counselling?
Lots! Executive Function Skills are something you use EVERYDAY.
They allow you to think, plan, organize, focus, and regulate your emotions (just to name a few!). When executive functioning skills are strong, you can confidently and successfully manage challenges that come your way with persistence and resilience.
If your child has a roadblock, like a learning difference, or mental illness standing in their way, their brain can struggle to correctly connect the dots and manage everyday tasks. Our talented team understands and works closely with families to build effective coping skills.