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Hi, I’m Dr. Zia

Children thrive in environments where they feel seen, understood and valued.

In my clinical practice, my approach to working with children, adolescents and families is grounded in a safe, nonjudgmental, and trusting relationship. Once established, I aim to employ interventions that work and provide opportunities for sustainable change. My approach is client-centred and evidence-based.

Dr. Zia Lakdawalla - Foundations for Emotional Wellness

My Services

I provide individual treatment for children and adolescents experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. I use a collaborative approach to create a clear understanding of the clients needs, strength and goals.

Individual Therapy - FFEW

Individual Therapy

A tailored approach embedded in a warm collaborative therapeutic relationship for children and youth.

Individual Therapy - FFEW

Parent Therapy

Education and support to help parents navigate the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence.

Individual Therapy - FFEW

Group Therapy

Take a deeper dive into the theory and the skills that are effective for raising emotionally healthy children.

Dr. Zia Lakdawalla - Foundations for Emotional Wellness

Workshops & Groups

Develop knowledge and skills to feel more equipped in parenting. Help build resilience in your child.

My Workshops

Understanding what and how our kids are thinking, feeling and doing is the first step to creating the foundation for emotional wellness. If you have questions or are wondering which workshops might best suit the needs of your family please reach out to me- I'm always happy to help navigate.

Caregiving Emotionally Intense Children

 

RECORDED JUNE 7, 2022

  • Gain an overall understanding of emotion regulation.
  • Discover strategies to respond to your child’s intense feelings and behaviours.
  • Learn how to de-escalate your child’s intense emotions and manage conflict.
  • Meet the emotional needs of your child while maintaining limits and routines.

Caregiving For Your Anxious Child (ages 3 to 12)

 

RECORDED JUNE 9, 2022

  • Gain an overall understanding of anxiety and how it develops.
  • Discover strategies to respond to your child's anxious feelings and behaviours.
  • Meet the emotional needs of your child while helping them to face their fears.
  • Learn how to increase your anxious child's resilience.

Regulating Your Child (ages 3 to 12)

 

DATES TO BE DETERMINED

  • Equip caregivers with knowledge on emotion regulation in younger children.
  • Provide tangible tools and strategies for managing emotions in children.
  • Understand principles that are critical for long-term emotional health in children.

My Groups

Take a deeper dive into various topics. Learn evidence based theory and strategies related to parenting children and adolescents and receive support from other parents who are experiencing similar challenges with their children.

Caregiving for your Emotionally Intense Child

 

Start Date - September, 2022

This is a 10-week VIRTUAL caregiving group, aimed to provide caregivers of young children with skills and support to optimize healthy outcomes in emotionally intense children.

  • Didactic Teaching & Skill Building
  • Support from other caregivers
  • Brief consultation with Dr. Zia
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to build a connection
  • Parenting Interventions aimed to reduce conflict

For Whom: Caregivers of children ages 3 to 11, and children ages 8 to 11.

Caregiving for your Anxious Child

 

Start Date - September, 2022

Childhood anxiety is on the rise. This 8-week concurrent child and parent group will help parents to manage their child’s anxiety, and also provide children with coping strategies they can rely on.

  • Understanding anxiety and how it develops.
  • Discover strategies to respond to your child's anxious feelings and behaviours.
  • Meet the emotional needs of your child while helping them to face their fears.
  • How to increase your anxious child's resilience.

For Whom: Caregivers of children ages 3 to 11, and children ages 8 to 11.

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