Youth Counselling

Child, Youth, Individual, & Family Psychotherapy

Offering Play Therapy & Youth Counselling In Whitby and Bowmanville

Mind Matters: Psychotherapy & Creative Education is a diverse team of licensed professionals with refined skills to create client-centric plans of action uniquely to meet each client’s needs. Mind Matters’ founder, Christine Johansen’s passion for helping children, adolescents, and families facing life’s challenges.

Our dedicated team of health care practitioners specialize in youth counselling and play therapy. The team of health care professionals offering holistic approaches to treatment, and creative education include –

  • Registered Nurse Psychotherapists

  • A Registered Holistic Nutritionist

  • A Hypnotherapist


Mind Matters: Psychotherapy & Creative Education is dedicated to offering creative mental health offerings and interventions for those living in and around the Durham Region of Ontario. In addition to the play therapy offered, our creative education options allow children and young adults to express difficult emotions and trauma using –

  • Therapeutic Psychotherapies.

  • Art Therapy.

  • Family & Family Skills Therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Mindfulness Therapy, among others.

These treatment methods and techniques help children and adolescents address issues that include –

  • School-related Stress, Bullying, Anxiety & Depression.

  • Self-esteem Issues.

  • Sexual Trauma or Abuse.

  • Self-harm or Suicide Ideation.

  • Family Dynamics & Relationships.

  • Grief Counselling.

  • Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse Issues, to name a few.

At Mind Matters: Psychotherapy & Creative Education, we offer our mental health and creative education services from two locations – Whitby and Bowmanville. For additional information, we are available at 289-600-7126 or by email. If you would like to book an appointment, follow these links to online scheduling in Whitby – with five health care professionals and therapists from which to choose, and in Bowmanville, with 6 health care professionals and therapists from which to choose. Additionally, Mind Matters offers you an opportunity to view available appointments online.