Children & Youth
Dr. Schuler has provided counselling to children and adolescents for more than 20-years within a variety of children’s mental health settings (outpatient, residential and secure mental health). In addition, Dr. Schuler has worked extensively with boys and young men, and regularly provides agency consultation and professional training on topics unique to this population. His clinical approach is heavily grounded in evidence-based practice interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness principals. Dr. Schuler has a strong sense of compassion and sensibility in his work with children and teens, and derives much of his clinical philosophy from strength-based, attachment principals.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Areas of Clinical Practice/Counselling:
- General Mental Health Concerns (Depression, Anxiety, etc.)
- Interpersonal Trauma (Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse Experiences)
- Self-Esteem/Self Worth
- Anger Management Issues
- Divorce and Family Disruption
- Social Skills/Relationship Issues
- Father-Son/Daughter Conflict
- Addictions (Chemical Dependency)
- Disordered Eating
- Issues Related to Sexual Media Use/Exposure
- Sexuality and Gender Identity
- Self-Injurious Behaviours (Boys/Girls)
- Adoption/Foster Experiences
- Sexualized Behaviours and Adolescents Who Have Sexually Harmed
- Court Involved/At Risk Youth
Specialized Services for Youth:
Dr. Schuler provides a unique clinical service to high performance young athletes, addressing issues related to well-being and mental health within competitive sports. Dr. Schuler is a regular clinical consultant to the National Ballet School of Canada, and he has supported youth in a variety of competitive sports, inclusive of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), baseball, competitive swim, rock climbing, and track.