The Centre

Family Development Centre (FDC) provides treatment that is family-focused, meaning that all intervention is thoughtful of the needs of the family as a whole, and not just the individual client.  Parents are present in sessions so that sharing can happen, increasing opportunities for skills to carry over at home.


How are we different?

Flexible and Friendly: Services at Family Development Centre are provided on-site as well in the community. Our Centre is a family-friendly home on Oxford Street in Halifax with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for children and families.  We support the interaction of our families with our “therapy animals” (based on comfort level), including our rabbit Stewart Dooley (Dooley for short), and our cat Poppy.  While our Centre does not have a “clinical” atmosphere, our practitioners do have first-rate training and experience in approaches to evidence-based treatment of a variety of diagnoses and concerns.