Fostering self esteem, confidence and instilling hope for a brighter future.


I truly believe that self-esteem, confidence, and acceptance are core traits which are essential to create a sense of wellness within oneself. Working together with your child to strengthen these traits will lead to personal growth, resilience, and help him/her make more positive choices in life.

It is important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, someone you feel you can trust. For this reason, I offer a free initial phone consultation to answer any questions you may have about the process of therapy, my approach, or how we will work together. I look forward to hearing from you!

My areas of specialties include:


  • Handling emotions

  • Tantrums

  • Difficulties with transitions

  • Expressing anger 

  • Self-esteem

  • Adjusting to parental separation and divorce

  • Confidence

  • Body image concerns

  • Problems in school

  • Pushing boundaries with family members 

  • Problems with peers

  • Mood swings

  • Worrying, stress and anxiety

  • Sibling issues

  • Self-harm

  • Depression

Therapies and techniques:


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

  • Positive Psychology

  • Mindfulness

It is important that children/youth feel heard, understood and empowered to cope with life’s challenges. Our ultimate goal is to build upon their strengths and bolster their resiliency to be flexible, adapt and thrive. 

Contact Me


Durham Psychologists

230 Westney Rd S

Ajax, Ontario


Port Hope

Private Practice

Walton Street

Port Hope, Ontario


©Monica Grainger Clinical Therapist 2021


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