Providing counselling services for families with children aged from birth to 6 years old


SEEDS - Social Emotional Early Development ServicesSEEDS provides counselling services for families in the Tri-Cites, Anmore and Belcarra with children aged birth to 6 years old. This program is funded by Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) and referrals must come from CYMH.

Social-emotional development involves a child’s awareness, expression, and management of emotions and their ability to create positive relationships with others. Healthy social-emotional expression for young children is developed in the context of consistent, positive relationships with the close adults in their lives. While recognizing the complexities impacting families, including the various forms of trauma, cultural influences, and systemic barriers, a Clinical Counsellor utilizes a strength-based, attachment-oriented approach to services. Focus for therapeutic service in the SEEDS program includes fostering the parent and child connection; helping parents support their child through challenging behaviour and/or difficult emotions; increasing coping and positive interactions within the family; and connecting with resources. Play therapy with children may be included to model regulation skills, social interaction and relational responses.

How to get more information:


If you have any questions regarding the Child and Family programs, please feel free to contact the Child and Family Supervisor, Nadia Contreras at 604.927.4416 or nadia.contreras/at/sharesociety.ca.

Location: Tri-Cities West Neighbourhood Centre
Unit 5 - 2601 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam, V3C 4J2

Office hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Who qualifies for service:


Families with children aged from birth to 6 years old, who are experiencing complicated social-emotional behavioural difficulties with co-occurring development challenges. Families must be referred by CYMH.