Sarah offers play therapy and counselling for children and youth in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver and the surrounding areas. She specializes in supporting neurodivergent children and works to have a practice that values and celebrates each child’s unique strengths and life experiences.

When children have big feelings or challenging behaviour it is not always easy to know how to respond or how to help them navigate their feelings. Dealing with challenging behaviour can be a major life stressor and can get in the way of family time being playful and fun. Relationship dynamics can become unpleasant and can feel exhausting, seeming to repeat again and again. Through the counselling process, we work together to untangle the areas that are stuck, build new skills, and deepen relationships so that both children and parents can feel more confident, flourish and reconnect.

There is currently a waitlist. If you would like to have your name added to the waitlist please reach out via e-mail.

We currently offer PEERS® in a one-one format.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all

-Emily Dickinson
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Common Topics in Counselling Children

Some of the common topics that families see me for include:

  • Anxiety, worries, and fears that are impacting the child’s functioning and/or family
  • Complexities related to Autism (ASD) and neurodivergence
  • Career planning and exploration, and educational system navigation
  • Adjustment to changes in family structure
  • Learning differences and developmental exceptionalities
  • Parenting challenges through various ages and stages

Common Goals in Play Therapy

Individual goals are set for each child in counselling. Some of the most frequent outcomes:

  • Y
  • X
  • Z

Supporting wellness for children, youth, and their parents in the heart of Vancouver.