Children, Youth and Families

Ki has dedicated her career to working with children, youth and families across a diverse spectrum of culture, identity and needs. Parents take a deep breath as you receive the support you were hoping for, for yourself and your kids. Youth grappling with mental health, overwhelming or confusing life experiences find a safe space here to talk with someone who understands and can help with tools to deal, learn and succeed. Younger children needing some extra help to meet social and emotional milestones for healthy development, no matter the reason, find what they need in the play therapy room to help them at school and home. From counselling to psycho-education and community outreach, we have you covered. (we even offer home sessions for families when it’s just too hard to make it to an office).

At Brighteyes, we appreciate how hard it can be for families to ask for help. With deep respect and no judgment (nobody’s perfect!), we’re here to help you reach your goals. We work with you, to better understand what you are dealing with and work towards what you are hoping for. Within this collaborative, team-based approach we also work well with school counsellors, teachers, doctors, social workers, and others who could facilitate the strongest outcomes for your child’s healthy development. Families impacted by trauma, loss, separation, illness, prejudice, or any other struggle: this is a safe place for you to bring your troubles and receive compassionate support, from experienced, highly trained professionals.

We Understand Kids

At Brighteyes, kids of all ages are our favourite and it’s our job to help them shine! That’s why we stand committed to continuous study and professional development with leading experts in the field– to bring young people and their parents the best care and solutions. Decades of experience working with children, youth and families has taught us a lot about what works; combined with sound understanding of child development, and many common conditions that can interfere with this.

From what they present on the outside, to what’s happening on the inside, we meet youth where they’re at and connect in a way that feels comfortable and meaningful for them. Drawing on the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy , we help kids better understand and connect to themselves, so they can relate better with others. With healthy attachment and increased confidence, watch them grow into the best version of themselves at school, home and their future adult lives.

Parents and caregivers, we’re here for you too! As the most valuable people in your children’s lives, we include you each step of the way. While your kids do their work in session, we offer parallel parent counselling/coaching sessions that help you learn too and support your child’s progress, all while respecting client confidentiality. We know your job is not easy and we so respect and appreciate the courage you’ve demonstrated in seeking support. In return for your commitment, we offer specialized care, knowledge, resources, and flexible options to make this as helpful as possible for you and your family.

Whatever It is, We Can Help.

Here are some examples:

  • Trouble at school
  • Bullying
  • Social skills
  • Emotional control/regulation
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Loss
  • Change in family structure
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Attachment parenting
  • Parenting teens
  • Gifted children
  • Highly Sensitive kids
  • Sensory Processing issues
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • High Risk Behaviours
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Addictions
  • Gaming
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers
  • Coping skills
  • Communication
  • Gender, Identity, Sexual Orientation
  • Development

“Learning to attune to our roots, we nurture back to health…show me how you do, help me reach…watch me bloom!”

                   -K.S.