Program Details

We all need support from time to time, whether we’re a parent or child. YW works to create healthy family dynamics by supporting connections and helping clients develop strategies that promote mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and resiliency. Family counselling provides a safe and supportive environment for women, men and their families to build stronger relationships and a healthy future.

YW accepts referrals from Probation and Children’s Services and works with the legal system to provide domestic violence treatment.

Programs

Child and Family Counselling

Individualized therapeutic counselling for families with children ages 4 to 17. Family counselling provides a safe and supportive environment for families to build stronger relationships and a healthy future. It includes art and play therapy, talk therapy and mindfulness practice.

  • Free
  • Weekly sessions for up to 16 weeks

This program is for parents/caregivers with children ages 5 and up who want to learn new skills and information about how to manage parent-child conflict and strengthen family relationships. Participants learn how to effectively manage strong emotions and challenging behaviour, incorporate positive discipline, build effective communication and improve problem solving.

  • Free
  • Weekly sessions for 8 weeks

Other Counselling Services:

Additional counselling programs and courses are available for adults. Click here to learn more.

Cynthia’s Story

Cynthia needed a safe place to be heard and understood. The support helped her make changes in the unhealthy patterns in her life and help to create healthy ones. By receiving this support, her knowledge and awareness of options and choices for her and her family increased. It gave Cynthia hope for a positive future.