Tara received her Masters in Counselling Psychology, at Athabasca University, BA in Psychology from the University Of Victoria, and has over 8 years of experience supporting individuals through a variety of life challenges. As a registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Meditation Instructor, and Trauma-Informed Yoga Facilitator, Tara takes a holistic approach to counselling and wellness where she can apply a variety of modalities in therapy sessions.
Her experiences include working in numerous counselling settings; private sessions, school districts, provincial prisons, non-profit organizations, First Nations Communities, and the BC Schizophrenia Society as a Regional Educator. In these settings she assisted adults, couples, families, children, and youth who endured various life traumas, OCD, anxiety, depression, generational trauma, other life stressors and substance use. Tara is passionate about taking a feminist, client-centred, and individualized approach to therapy. Somatic experiencing helps people repair the disconnect of mind and body that can often happen after trauma or in association with anxiety and depression.
Tara’s clients value her calming and soothing presence, which they say helps them feel safe in exploring difficult emotions. She recognizes that success in therapy happens through developing rapport, trust, respect, and collaboration with clients. Tara’s core values include connection, lifelong learning, and genuineness.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Tara is registered in good standing, as a Registered Clinical Counselor (#18284) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, a Canadian Certified Counsellor (11246959) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a Vancouver Ambassador for Trauma Informed Yoga with The Prison Yoga Project, and a member of the International OCD Federation.
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