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Child Therapists in Coquitlam With Fully Functional Rooms


You love your children, want the best for them and have probably tried different strategies already.

Still, you might be wondering why your child is struggling. 

Play and expressive therapy offers a warm and engaging space for children to express themselves.

As teens might prefer to talk, we offer talk therapy to them, with the option of incorporating art/expressive therapy if this matches their style.

Strong Ties Counselling Child Therapists in Coquitlam With Fully Functional Rooms
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Counselling helps children/teens dealing with:
  • Tantrums and meltdowns

  • Impulsive behaviour

  • Separation difficulties

  • Anxiety / worries

  • Aggressive / explosive behaviour

  • School refusal

  • Bullying

  • Social difficulties


  • Oppositional behaviour (ODD)

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Self-harm

  • Depression

  • Separation and divorce

  • Transitions (e.g. starting pre/school, having a new sibling, moving, change in living arrangements, etc.)

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

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After counselling,
see your child/teen:
  • Better regulating emotions and behaviour

  • Increased sense of control

  • Feeling motivated

  • Relating better with friends

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Expressing anger in a safer way

  • Decreasing their anxiety and taming worries

  • Learning social skills

  • Coping with trauma and grief

  • Solving problems and trying different solutions

  • Adjusting to changes in the environment

Working Together


Counselling sessions are targeted to every family as children's needs are unique. However, in general we propose the following:


Throughout the process you can expect open communication, frequent check-ins and if requested, collaboration with schools, daycares or other professionals involved as well as participation in case management meetings.




Intake session with caregivers: we discuss your concerns, goals for therapy, and brainstorm new strategies to try at home or at school.

Working with children: weekly 50-minute sessions are recommended as children need time to develop trust, get to know the environment and process what brought them to counselling.

Debrief with caregivers: after having worked with your child we meet to discuss how to best support him or her. We identify strengths and areas of growth and collaborate on ideas to continue helping your child grow and develop.

To request more information or book an appointment

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