TRAUMA COUNSELLING

Family Services offers professional, compassionate counselling in Vancouver, Richmond, and New Westminster.

Our counsellors are professionally trained therapists with graduate degrees in clinical social work and psychology. 

Our Trauma Counselling programs serve women (cis and trans), people of all marginalized genders (including Two-Spirit, non-binary, agender, and gender diverse people), children, youth, and families who are survivors of trauma, sexual abuse, and family violence. All our programs are offered from a trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive lens. 

There is no fee to access these programs, but some require a referral from a social worker.

For more information please contact:
traumaservices@fsgv.ca  or 604 874 2938 X 4141

Counselling Programs


SAIP

Vancouver, Richmond
SAIP provides strenth-based, client-centered counselling for children and youth (up to the age of 19) who have experienced sexual abuse and their supportive family members. Based on each child, youth, or family’s needs, our services may include parent support, individual counselling, therapeutic play sessions, family sessions, and coordination and referrals to other community agencies/resources.

Healthy Connections

Vancouver
Support to help pregnant people and birthing parents work through trauma related issues that they feel may interfere with their ability to connect with their children. The program includes one-to-one counselling, support for co-parents/couples, and a capacity-building group that helps foster connections and counter the impacts of parenting in isolation. Healthy Connections is available as early in the pregnancy as possible and support continues until the child’s third birthday.

Family Trauma Program

New Westminster, Richmond
This program provides trauma-informed, child-centered counselling for children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma.

Richmond Counselling Program

Richmond
A short-term counselling program for individuals, couples, children, youth, and families. Over 12 sessions, we support clients who want to explore concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and/or grief and loss.

Vital Connections

New Westminster
Counselling support for adults over age 50 who are experiencing challenges related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, isolation, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, and/or health issues. Vital Connections includes arts-based, somatic, cognitive, and psychoeducational approaches to healing.

Stopping the Violence

Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster
Individual and group counselling for women (cis and trans) and people of all marginalized genders who have experienced violence. Clients may explore how to recognize and understand the dynamics and impacts of abuse, learn self-care, coping, and assertiveness skills, and develop a safety plan and support system. 

PEACE

Vancouver
The PEACE Program provides culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and child-centered services for children and youth, aged 3 to 18, who have witnessed and/or experienced family violence. We provide free, individual and group counselling sessions for children, youth, and supportive parents/caregivers. We work using play-based, arts-based, somatic, cognitive, and psychoeducational approaches. Themes that might come up in the work include: establishing a sense of safety; exploring the expression of emotions; boundaries; and seeking to develop secure attachments. We provide groups on a regular basis for children, youth, and parents/caregivers on our waitlist for individual counselling. 

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