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Child & Family Counselling in
Coquitlam and Langley

Empowering children, teens, parents and families 

Who & How We Help

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child counselling in Coquitlam and Langley
Pre-schoolers and Children

Preschoolers

and Children:
 

  • Tantrums / meltdowns

  • Anxiety / worries

  • ADHD / ADD

  • Autism

  • Emotional dysregulation 

  • Anger issues and aggression

  • Bullying / friendship / social difficulties

  • Oppositional behaviour

  • Giftedness

  • Trauma, grief and loss

  • Sexual / physical / emotional abuse

  • Witnessing domestic violence

  • Transitions (starting Kindergarten, having a new sibling, moving, etc.)

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Youth counselling in Coquitlam and Langley
Young Adults

Young Adults:

 

  • Stress and overwhelm

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Career issues

  • Identity 

  • Independence

  • Anger management

  • Relationship issues 

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Trauma, grief and loss

  • Managing mental health challenges

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Teen counselling in Coquitlam and Langley
Adolescents

Adolescents:

 

  • Anxiety / worries

  • Aggressive / impulsive behaviour

  • School refusal

  • Bullying

  • Social difficulties

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Defiant behaviour

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-harm/suicidality

  • Depression

  • Gender identity and sexual orientation

  • Transitions (e.g. starting high school, moving, change in sports or living arrangements)

  • Traumatic events (e.g. sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief, death in the family, etc.)

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Family Counselling in Coquitlam and Langley
Adults / Parents and Families

Adults / Parents and Families:

 

  • The tools you need to help your child thrive

  • Decrease your frustration/yell less

  • Feel more confident as a parent or caregiver

  • Improve family communication

  • Re-build relationships with your teens

  • Review household rules and limits

  • Help your family heal

  • Stress management

 

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Co-parenting counselling and divorce coaching
Separation and Divorce

Separation and Divorce:

 

  • Child therapy

  • Divorce / Parent coaching

  • Child Specialist

  • Parenting Plans

  • ​Co-parenting counselling

  • Collaborative Divorce

  • Hear of the Child Reports

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Family counselling in Langley and Coquitlam
Pro-d Day trainings, empowerment and Advocacy
Delsa was a beautiful and energetic girl

Empowerment and Advocacy:

 

We offer support and advocacy through participation in:

  • Integrated Case Management meetings

  • Family group conferences

  • School meetings (to support IEPs)

  • Workshops for general public and professionals

Happy Family Portrait
​​​Access our services through:

  • Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)

  • First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

  • Physicians Health Program (PHP)

  • MCFD Autism Funding

Extended Health Benefits Plans might cover our fees. Please confirm your coverage with your insurance company

Registered Counsellors that specialize in children, teens and families

Playrooms, play therapy and a child-friendly environment for our pre-schooler and school-aged clients

Cool offices for our teen clients 

We involve parents and provide frequent updates, check-ins and debriefs

Research-based interventions (e.g. CBT, DBT) adapted to children and teens

Counselling in English, Spanish, French and Punjabi

Coquitlam Location:
240-3020 Lincoln Ave. - 2 blocks away from Coquitlam Centre
Langley Location:
8661 201 St, Langley Twp, BC - right off Highway 1

 

Free parking and wheelchair accessible offices

Meeting your family needs

Meet Our Staff

Gisella La Madrid, Child and Family Counsellor, Child Specialist & Divorce Coach, Clinical Director Strong Ties Counselling

Gisella
La Madrid

M.A, RCC-ACS

Child & Family Counsellor
Child Specialist & Divorce Coach
Clinical Director and Supervisor

*In-person and online

*Speaks Spanish

Henry Hwi

Henry
Hwi

M.Ed, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

Stephanie Albanese, Individual, Child and Family Counsellor, Counselling Associate Strong Ties Counselling

Stephanie Albanese

M.A, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

CJ Fehr

CJ
Fehr

M.A, CCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online 

Sandra Filippelli, Child and Family Junior Associate, Strong Ties Counselling

Sandra
Filippelli

M.Ed, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online 

Candice Estranero

Candice Estrañero

M.SW, RSW

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

Robert Grant, Individual, Child and Family Counsellor, Counselling Associate Strong Ties Counselling

Robert
Grant

M.Ed, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*Online only

Mindy Zhong

Mindy
Zhong

M.A, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*Online only

*Speaks Mandarin

Helena Grouazel

Helena
Grouazel

M.C, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks French

Rajani Dhillon

Rajani 
Dhillon

M.A, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks Punjabi

Simi Mann

Simi
Mann

M.C., RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks Punjabi

Hardeep Johal

Hardeep Johal

M.Ed. (Candidate)

Child & Family Student Therapist

*In-person and online

*Speaks Punjabi

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Carling McLeod

Carling Mcleod

Client Care Coordinator

Our Mission


Improving the lives of children and families through counselling, psychoeducation and advocacy

Our Vision


Communities that foster healthy growth and optimal development of children and empower families so that they can ensure the well-being of their children

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Strong Ties acknowledges the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Indigenous peoples across Lower Mainland, including the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation in which we live, work and play.

We continuously review our practices to promote anti-racist and decolonizing services.

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