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Counselling practice in
Coquitlam and Langley
empowering children, teens,
adults and families. 

- Coming August 2024 -

Langley Location

In addition to our Coquitlam location, Strong Ties will soon be offering counselling for children and families in Langley. 

Come meet us at 8661 201 St 2nd Floor, Langley

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 and 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

Services available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Punjabi

We Aim to Offer Accessible and Affordable Counselling

You can book your appointment online, do sessions in-person, connect through video counselling and 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.

Coquitlam Office located at 240-3020 Lincoln Ave., Coquitlam, BC - only 2 blocks away from Coquitlam Centre!
Langley Office located at 8661 201 St 2nd Floor, Langley Twp, BC - right off Highway 1!

In both locations parking is free and offices are wheelchair accessible.

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 English and 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 English and Mandarin

Helena Grouazel

Helena
Grouazel

M.C, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks English and French

Rajani Dhillon

Rajani 
Dhillon

M.A, RCC

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks English and Punjabi

Simi Mann

Simi
Mann

M.C. (Candidate)

Individual, Child & Family Counsellor

*In-person and online

*Speaks English and Punjabi

Hardeep Johal

Hardeep Johal

M.Ed. (Candidate)

Child & Family Student Therapist

*In-person and online

*Speaks English and Punjabi

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Carling McLeod

Carling Mcleod

Client Care Coordinator

Our Mission


Strong Ties is committed to improve 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. 

Get In Touch

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We respond to all messages within 1-2 business days so please check your spam in case you missed our reply! 

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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