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Rachel Quong, MSCOT, B.A.

Mental Health Therapist

Registered Occupational Therapist 

Welcome! I’m Rachel Quong, a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists. I have a deep love for our next generation and am passionate about allowing children and youth to flourish and have fun!

For over 5 years, I have been working in pediatric mental health wearing different professional hats as both a Mental Health Therapist and an Occupational Therapist. It is a joy to support children with mental health concerns such as ADHD, ODD, FASD, anxiety, autism, trauma, and behavioral difficulties from both lenses.

Therapy for Young Children & Parents

I specialize in working with young children (0-7) in the toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary stages. Common concerns that I support include anxiety, selective mutism, ADHD, emotional regulation, anger, oppositional or defiant behaviors (ODD), developmental delays, and parent child relationship issues. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and families to collectively explore the best supports for their child.

I approach treatment holistically and incorporate knowledge of a child’s psychological, social, emotional, and physical development alongside external factors such as home, school, and daycare life. The modalities I utilize have foundations in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-Based Therapy and parent-management training. These modalities will be appropriately adapted according to your young child’s stage in development.

I have a great love for working with young children and have volunteered and worked with this age range for many years. I also strongly believe caregivers are the experts in their child! Together, we will approach therapy in a fun, collaborative way that is personalized to your and your child’s goals. I look forward to building an exciting and engaging therapeutic relationship with you and your child!

Outside of work I enjoy being creative and dabbling in new activities. Some of my favorite past times include traveling, playing a variety of instruments, snowboarding, aerial silks, and eating.

Occupational Therapy for Children & Adults

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behavioural Issues (Oppositional or Defiant)
  • Boundaries
  • Calming Strategies
  • Child Counselling (ages 0-7)
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Delays
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Skills & Support 
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Preschool and Kindergarten challenges
  • Relationship Conflict (Peers, Sibling, Parent-Child)
  • School Readiness
  • Selective Mutism
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Sleep Issues
  • Trauma, Abuse & PTSD

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Incredible Years Group Training
  • Mealtime Miseries (TR-eat® Model)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Based Therapy
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
  • Theraplay

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta
  • Master of Counselling, City University of Seattle

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

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WITH RACHEL, REGISTERED OT & MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST, EDMONTON

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