Helping Adults Deal with Childhood Trauma

To ask about counselling services, call 604-874-2938 or email us here.

Helping Adults Cope with Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can have serious effects later in life.

It can affect your physical, emotional and psychological state, and your ability to form relationships.
Family Services counselling services can help you heal from childhood trauma and move forward in your life.

Childhood Trauma Counselling for Adults:
VISAC and TASA Programs

Our VISAC program in Vancouver and TASA program in Richmond help people dealing with the effects of childhood trauma and/or sexual abuse.

These programs help people develop their self-awareness, self-protection, self-soothing, emotional regulation, somatic healing, and spiritual growth.


Childhood Trauma Counselling for Pregnant Women:
Healthy Connections — You and Your Baby Program

Our Healthy Connections — You and Your Baby program in Vancouver helps pregnant women to work through trauma-related issues that can interfere with their ability to parent their children. This prenatal program is designed to begin as early in the pregnancy as possible and to continue after birth for up to three years. Learn more about Healthy Connections by watching this six minute video.
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Our Fees: Many of our programs are free, however there are wait lists. Counselling services are also available on a sliding scale starting at $85/hr. Call for more information.


Our staff: All of our counselling staff are professionally trained therapists/counsellors with graduate degrees in clinical social work and counselling psychology. Our counselling staff maintain knowledge of the latest developments in specialized trauma counselling and receive regular supervision. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

Call us
: Our intake counsellors will talk to you on the phone to assess your situation and connect you with the best service for you.

Find Us:

In Vancouver:

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
1638 E Broadway (at Commercial Drive)

General counselling inquiries

In Richmond:

The Caring Place
250 – 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC
General counselling inquiries

Funding for adult services:

Funding from the Ministry of Justice (Stopping the Violence Program) provides free counselling services to women living in Vancouver or Richmond who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or trauma. Contributions are welcome from those who are able to pay.

Funding from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Residential Historical Abuse Program) provides free counselling to women and men who were sexually abused in a provincially funded or operated residential facility.

Funding from the Ministry of Justice (Crime Victim Assistance Program) provides free counselling to women and men who are victims of crime who are receiving crime victim assistance benefits.

Funding from Vancouver Coastal Health Sharon Martin Fund provides support for pregnant women working through trauma-related issues.