Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Ready to get started but still have some questions? Our FAQ section has got you covered!  We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of answers to the most commonly asked questions. 

Children and youth may attend counselling on their own, together with a parent (s), or as a family depending on the needs and goals of the individual. The counsellor working with the family will collaboratively determine with each client who needs to attend. We do require consent for services from all guardians and that at least one guardian attends the first session.

We receive referrals form the Langley RCMP, family doctors, school counsellors and administrators, social workers, and other Langley mental health agencies. Families may not, at this point, self-refer.

RCMP referrals are sent directly to our office email. We then process the referral and contact the family to set up an intake session.

All other community professionals can find the referral form on this website. The referring professional, in collaboration with the parent, can email a completed form to

Children and youth referred to LYFS are seen by a Registered Clinical Counsellor for up to 12 sessions.

Yes. We do require guardian’s consent unless there are extenuating circumstances which make obtaining such consent unreasonable.

Participation in counselling is not mandatory, however, the children, youth and families who attend counselling at LYFS find that they come way feeling supported and resourced to make meaningful changes.

Any child or youth under the age of 18 who is experiencing challenges in the following areas: impulse control, emotional regulation, anger, acting-out behaviors, oppositional behaviors, peer or family conflict, at-risk behaviors. We do not see children and youth whose primary concern is anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Please refer to Child and Youth Mental Health.

steps for submitting a referral

Learn how to submit a referral on our referral process page!

About Us

Who We Are

We are a locally funded, early prevention counselling program dedicated to supporting children, youth, and their families in the Langley area. We recognize the unique challenges facing children and youth at this time, and that these challenges can, at times, feel overwhelming. 

As Registered Clinical Counsellors, our intention is to come alongside and collaboratively work with families to skillfully address these issues.


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