Family Counselling

Family Counselling typically involves a combination of family members (typically one or more parents and one or more children of any age) meeting with a mental health professional on an ongoing basis. Family Counselling typically focuses on persistent challenges that exist within the family system, including processes of interaction, problematic dynamics and/or relationship tension or enmeshment.

Family Counselling sessions are often 80 minutes in length to allow for meaningful engagement in the counselling process. However, 50 minute sessions can be requested if this works better with your schedule.

Clarity Psychology is proud to offer Family Counselling in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.  Services in Cantonese and Putonghua are offered by Dr. Janet Lau, R.Psych.


Common reasons that families
attend counselling include:

  • Communication challenges, frequent conflict
  • Codependency, enmeshment
  • Divorce, trauma, loss
  • Concerns related to blending families
  • Child / youth behavioural challenges
  • Boundary challenges
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Illness of a family member
  • Significant life changes to one or more family members
  • Substance use
  • Differing values, acculturation, political views
  • Managing grudges 

At Clarity Psychology, Family Counselling is currently being offered by Dr. Janet Lau.  Dr. Lau is happy to offer free 15-minute consultations to determine if she is the best fit for you and your family.  For more information about Family Counselling, please contact our office at 587.782.4744.

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