Types of Therapies

In this section, you will find general information about:

  • different types of therapies
  • what types of challenges are best suited for each type of therapy
  • how long each type of therapy usually takes

The list does not include all types of therapies for children and youth. You can visit this site for more information on which types of psychotherapy have evidence for specific mental health or substance use challenges. Some therapies do not yet have research evidence, but may be effective for your child and family.If you have questions about the type of therapy your child is receiving, please speak to your therapist.

For more information about the different types of therapies, click on the name of the therapy below:

In this section, you will also find some general FAQs about therapy, with answers. 

All of the above content is also available as a PDF in English, as well as in Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.  

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.