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We offer no cost counselling for children and youth in Langley, under the age of 18, who are experiencing behavioral challenges at home, school, or in the community. Our registered clinical counsellors seek to understand the context of these challenges and support positive changes in these individuals and their families.
Children and youth who are referred by the RCMP or a community partner are eligible for 12 counselling sessions funded by the Township and City of Langley.
Individual counselling at Langley Youth and Family Service (LYFS) is a referral-based one to one therapy session with a trained Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) for children or youth under the age of 18. Our purpose at LYFS is to help clients address specific issues or concerns in the following areas: impulse control, emotional regulation, anger, acting out behaviours, oppositional behaviours, peer or family conflict, at-risk behaviours, trauma and more. A counsellor will work with the client to identify tier goals and to develop a personalized treatment approach to achieve those goals. There is no user fee for client referred by one of our referral sources, sessions are typically 50-60 minutes in length and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed.
Family counselling at Langley Youth and Family Service (LYFS) is a referral-based family therapy session with a trained Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) that involves multiple members of the family or household. Our purpose in family counselling at LYFS is to help family members improve communication, resolve conflict, and strengthen relationships. Family counselling can be helpful for families experiencing a wide range of issues, such as parenting challenges, family loss or grieving, sibling rivalry, communication breakdowns and more. An RCC will work from a family systems framework to help family members identify their goals and to develop a treatment approach that addresses the unique needs of each family member. There is no user fee for client referred by one of our referral sources, sessions are typically 50-60 minutes in length and can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed.
Presentations and Seminars
The way that we make sense of a child’s behavior has tremendous impact on how we respond. Our perceptions and explanations – the stories that we tell ourselves – matter. The good news is that we are not entirely in the dark when it comes to making sense of human behavior and human relationships. There are insights and applications to glean from the field of psychology and the emerging field of neuroscience.
Contact us if you are interested in a presentation, seminar, or lecture. We provide mental health education for school classes, teachers, and local community agencies.
“The world exists as you perceive it. It is not what you see, it is how you see it.” - Rumi
A child’s ability to manage big feelings and impulses starts with a patient and predictable caregiver who shows the child that they are seen, safe, and secure. This is a big ask of parents who themselves are often exhausted, pulled in too many directions, and in need of their own support.
We recognize both the heroic task of parenthood as well as its seemingly insurmountable challenges. As such, we offer groups – both virtual and in person – where parents can feel supported and gain insight into the sometimes perplexing behavior of their children. Get in touch with us to learn more.
“The simple act of caring is heroic” - Edward Albert
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