Family Therapy Services

Family Therapy Services provides support to families with children under the age of 18 through therapy, drop-in phone counselling, groups, and training. These services are all free of charge. We also reach out in school and childcare settings to foster the well-being of families and the communities they live in.

For any questions about Family Therapy Services, visit our FAQ page.

Services We Provide

Family Counselling

Family Counselling provides relational therapy for families and parents/caregivers with children under 18 who are experiencing issues such as: couple conflict, trauma, parenting difficulties, children’s school and/or social problems.

Theraplay

Theraplay is an attachment therapy based on five essential qualities: structure, challenge, engagement, nurture, and playfulness.

Families Affected by Sexual Assault

The Families Affected by Sexual Assault Program (FASA) provides therapy to families when a child under age 18 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a parent/caregiver or sibling.

If you have a family who is interested in our services, a referral can be made by having the parent contact FASA directly at: (204) 786-7051, EXT 5262.

The Sexual Behaviour Problem Program

The Sexual Behaviour Problem [SBP] Program provides therapy to families with children under 12 who are showing signs of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards another person or themselves.

If you have a family who is interested in our services, a referral can be made by having the parent contact FASA directly at: (204) 786-7051, EXT 5262.

Adult FASA Program

The Adult FASA Program works with parents to provide therapy to address past sexual assault that may impact the way you want to parent in the present.

Adult FASA provides individual therapy when:

  • An adult has a history of sexual assault and would like to address this in therapy
  • An adult is actively parenting children under 18 years of age

If you have a family who is interested in our services, a referral can be made by having the parent contact FASA directly at: (204) 786-7051, EXT 5262.

Drop-in Phone Counselling

We now offer a Drop-In Phone Counselling service where parents, foster parents and caregivers are able to call M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM and be connected with one of our counsellors/clinicians who will be staffing these lines for a counselling session. For more information please contact (204) 786 7051 ext. 2560 or 1-866 242 0252.

Triple P Parenting

An 8-week positive parenting program that provides parents with a toolbox of ideas and strategies to help make family life much more enjoyable.

Pathways

An 8-week parenting program that follows the Triple P Parenting Program. Parents explore how expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the causes of children’s misbehavior influences their parenting.

Circle of Security

An 8-week program for parents of children of all ages who are interested in understanding their child’s behaviours & needs, and their own responses to those behaviours.

Making Sense of Teens

A 6-week program offering parents a deeper understanding of their teenager and the changes they are going through. Helps parents “crack the code” on their teen’s oftentimes confusing behaviour and guide them into establishing a relationship that cultivates respect, closeness and connection.

How to Have a Good Visit

A half day workshop based on Attachment Theory and Theraplay activities, that focuses on preparing to have a good visit when your child is in care, enhancing the connection between parents and children.

Parent Groups

Click here: Family Therapy Services – Winter 2021

Reaching Out

A program that provides:

  • Parenting support for families of children who experience emotional or behavioral difficulties in Child Care settings; and
  • Consultation and training are provided to to Child Care Centre staff.

Family Therapy Services provides trainings for individuals and groups.

For a list of Family Therapy Services trainings, click here.

Register for Services

To register contact us at:

Family Therapy Services
New Directions for Children, Youth Adults and Families
3rd Floor 717 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba, R3G 0M8

204-786-7051 ext 2560

(for general inquiries)

1-866-242-0252

(for drop-in phone counselling)

family.therapy@newdirections.mb.ca

Meet the Team