Pettigrew Psychological Services provides confidential treatment for a wide variety of of emotional and behavioral concerns, such as:

  • Anxiety and Fears (e.g., Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias, Separation Anxiety)
  • Mood Related Problems (e.g., Depression)
  • Behaviour Management
  • Adjustment Issues (e.g., Parental Separation/Divorce, Medical Concerns, Grief/Loss)
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Supportive Counselling (e.g., Coping with Bullying)

Dr. Pettigrew works collaboratively with you and your child to develop treatment goals and to achieve efficient, long-lasting results. She draws from different therapeutic models to understand the challenges children and families are facing, and to determine which strategies will be most helpful. As each individual child and family situation is unique, her approach is tailored to your individual child and your family. Overall, her therapeutic work is guided by professional best practices and methods that have been shown to be effective by rigorous scientific research.

The length of treatment or therapy varies depending on your concerns, the goals of treatment, you and your child’s motivation, and you and your child’s ability to apply newly learned skills in day-to-day life. A typical course of cognitive-behavioral therapy often involves 8-10 sessions.

Parenting can be filled with both rewarding and challenging moments. During those times when you, as parents, are facing challenges, Dr. Pettigrew is happy to help you develop and implement new techniques. If you are seeking support related to parenting challenges, Dr. Pettigrew will meet with you to review your concerns and may also ask to meet with your child. She will discuss what strategies have been helpful for you in the past, what has not been helpful, and will offer suggestions for alternative approaches. Common parenting challenges include:

  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Tantrums
  • Morning and Bedtime Routines
  • Picky Eating
  • Setting Limits
  • Homework Battles
  • Parent-Child Conflict
  • Parent-Adolescent Problem-Solving

Contact Dr. Pettigrew by phone (403-589-9424) or online to book an appointment.