Areas of Special Interest

Kirstan’s areas of special interest include:

  • Addiction and supporting children and/or families of addicts
  • Adjusting to life events (such as loss, divorce, death, etc.)
  • Adoption (focus includes assisting parents and children in managing the unique demands placed on a family during and following the adoption process)
  • Anger management
  • Animal assisted therapy and play therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Assessments
  • Barriers to learning (such as, dyslexia, dyscalculia, poor attention and concentration, etc.)
  • Behavioural & other childhood difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Child psychology and development
  • Depression
  • Divorce support
  • Eating disorders and over eating
  • Educational support
  • Family therapy
  • Gifted children, adolescents and adults
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Parenting skills
  • Play therapy
  • Post natal depression and anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic injuries and disabilities (such as strokes, car accidents, brain injury, spinal cord injuries, physical disabilities, etc.)