Dr. Spere and Associates is a psychology clinic specializing in the mental health of children and teens. The clinicians at Dr. Spere and Associates provide a range of services to families living in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding areas. The clinic is located at 1188 Ottawa Street South, minutes off of the Fischer-Hallman exit of Highway 7/8.
Services provided include:
Treatment: Confidential one-on-one therapy is provided to children and teens for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, low mood, depression, behaviour issues, anger management, stress, and parent-child conflict. The clinicians at Dr. Spere and Associates use empirically supported interventions (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and will choose the intervention that best suits the individual.
Assessment: The clinicians at Dr. Spere and Associates conduct assessments for learning issues (e.g., identification of learning disabilities or understanding why a child is struggling in school), mental health issues (e.g., anxiety and depression), behavioural issues (e.g., hyperactivity, aggression), and developmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Consultation: The clinicians at Dr. Spere and Associates consult with parents whose children are experiencing emotional (anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, parent-child conflict) or behavioural (defiance, oppositionality, aggression, sibling conflict) concerns to help with strategies and plans to meet their goals. In addition, the clinicians enjoy working with teachers to ensure that workable plans are put in place for children who are having difficulties at school.