Child and family counsellor in Coquitlam and Burnaby

Strong Ties - Child & Family Services

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Child Therapist in Coquitlam


Fully functional play room

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 therapy offers a warm, safe and engaging space for children to express themselves.

When asked, young children have limited words to tell adults how they feel and think. Play, on the other hand, helps them process experiences, explore different perspectives, and solve problems, all in a safe way. 

  • Sadness/being shy or shutting down

  • Tantrums and meltdowns

  • Anxiety and worries

  • Aggressive/explosive behaviour

  • Separation anxiety

  • School refusal

  • Bullying

  • Social difficulties


  • Oppositional behaviour

  • Self-esteem issues

  • 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.)

Play and expressive therapy helps children dealing with

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  • better regulating their emotions and behaviour

  • increasing their sense of control

  • feeling motivated

  • increasing their self-confidence

  • expressing anger in a safe 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

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