Tara has been working in the helping profession for over 20 years. Currently, Tara divides her time between private practice and working with youth and young parents in a community health clinic setting.
Tara began her career working with young men struggling with severe mental health diagnoses such as schizophrenia. She received an honours BA in Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in 1994.
Tara received a University Graduate Fellowship and completed her Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1999. Her thesis explored how counsellors’ self-monitor their ethical practices. Since receiving her counselling degree Tara has worked primarily with children, youth and families in both private practice and agency/community settings.
When not at work, Tara most enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and 6 year old son. Tara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Tara counsels children, youth, adult individuals, couples and families. Her approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual and she is oriented to strength based conversations rather than problem saturated ones. The therapeutic approaches that Tara uses include, but are not limited to, Narrative, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Family Systems, Art and Play Therapy.
Tara’s Training Includes
Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Couples’ Counselling, Group Therapy, Sexuality and Human Development, Gender Fair Counselling, Parenting, Sexual Abuse and Trauma (historical and recent), Loss and Grief, Addictions, Diversity and Cross Cultural Counselling.