Mental health services for children, teenagers and families in midtown Toronto

Kristin Koerner-Yeo, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist


  • Online and limited in-person child, adolescent and family therapy in a safe, warm and confidential environment
  • Guided by the unique needs of each child and family; no one size fits all
  • Specialize in treating child and adolescent anxiety and mood disorders through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Children, youth and families face unique challenges in todays society. Environmental stressors, the influence of social media, increased academic pressure, cyberbullying, online exposure to continued social and political upheaval; the list goes on. The numbers of youth struggling with mental health has notably increased in North America*, and yet quality, evidence-based care is often hard to find. As a parent, it can be hard to know whom or what to trust when making decisions about the well-being of your child. Evidence-based child and family therapy can offer hope, relief and direction when youth face social and emotional challenges and families feel off-balance.

I specialize in providing online, activity-based treatment for children and youth. As needed and available, I am also able to provide in-person sessions. My practice is strengths-based and designed to meet the unique needs of each child/teen, parent and family. I use a mix of evidence-based therapeutic models, but specialize in providing comprehensive CBT and DBT to treat anxiety and mood disorders. It is my goal to create a warm, safe and inviting environment for all.

Whatever it is that you, your child and family are going through, it is my goal to help you achieve the level of happiness and stability you deserve. Please explore this website, visit Psychology Today or contact me to learn more. All are welcome.

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) study published in the American Medical Association’s journal JAMA Pediatrics, 2022 and Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)


I am a registered social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in serving the mental health and social needs of children, teens and their families. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and have over ten years of counselling experience. In addition to private practice, I continue to work at Humber River Hospital in the child and adult mental health urgent care clinics.  I use a mix of evidence-based therapeutic models, but specialize in providing comprehensive CBT and DBT to treat anxiety and mood disorders.

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My practice is strengths-based and informed by training and certification in a range of evidence-based therapies including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)


Individual Therapy

Individual therapy can be highly effective for children and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, social difficulties, adjustment issues or when faced with serious stressors such as divorce, loss or trauma. My practice offers a child-friendly, safe space to explore personal difficulties and concerns with the guidance and support of an experienced therapist. Virtual therapy is provided through interactive online activity documented in a personalized therapy book for each child; please see examples of slides below. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved if their child is attending individual sessions for best outcomes.

Family Therapy

When one family member has a problem, it can affect the whole family. Family therapy is an effective way to bring family members together to understand problems and nurture change and growth within the family unit. Sessions may incorporate the whole family or smaller subsets of the family unit depending on your need.

Parent Counselling

Parenting is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but it is also one of life’s most challenging. Parent counselling offers a safe and confidential space to discuss any concerns you may have about your child, and explore parenting strategies to support the creation of a stable, supportive and harmonious family environment. It is important to take care of yourself as a parent and sessions can also offer much-needed validation, support, and encouragement when dealing with the emotional, developmental and behavioural problems that may arise in your children.

Consultation Services

Service coordination with key players in your child and family’s day-to-day life is an optional service in addition to counselling. Examples would be: classroom observations as permitted by your child’s school, consultation with school teachers and other healthcare providers such as psychiatrists and pediatricians, and home visits. When working with youth and children, it is important to coordinate key players in various environments to support conversations and strategies learned in therapy to continue outside of session.


My office is located at 263 Eglinton Avenue West

For a free 20-minute phone or video consultation, or to book an initial session, you can contact me by filling out the form below.

Community resources available in the GTA

Please note that I will do my best to respond to your message within 1 business day. If you or your child are in need of immediate attention or crisis support, please go to your local Emergency Room or call 9-1-1. If you have a child protection concern, please contact your local Children’s Aid Society (416-924-4640 for the City of Toronto). Thank you.