Services for Adults, Youth, Couples and Families
Having worked throughout her career with youth and families, Tara also offers services for families to help them stay connected by improving or sustaining attachment and resolving conflict and developmental challenges.
Parenting Children or Youth with Chronic Pain or Illness?
If endorsed by parents as part of the treatment plan, adolescents (11 yrs and up) often enjoy Tara’s creative approaches using EMDR, energy based approaches or clinical hypnosis including Rapid Transformational Therapy. Using attachment based approaches to help parents take leadership that is’ wiser, kinder, bigger and strong’ (link), Tara’s work with parents is instructive, supportive and strengths based. Typically families experience rapid, effective and sustainable shifts.
Concerned About Staying Connected With Your Teen or Preteen?
Tara’s personal experience parenting a now adult child who has ‘lived alongside’ childhood cancer and associated, severe iatrogenic impacts gives her unique insight into the issues facing families with chronic illness. Her work with families in the Vi Riddell Rehabilitation and Chronic Pain Program at ACH has helped her to better understand of the unique interplay of emotions, beliefs and patterns which underlie chronic pain/ illness and which, when released, can positively wellness.
Personal and professional experience make Tara both attuned and well equipped to support families to work out grief, trauma and other emotions associated with chronic illness and its myriad, associated treatments. Her innovative approaches using applied kinesiology as well as Rapid Transformational Therapy are often useful in instilling hope and shifting buried emotions or patterns that interface with states of being unwell. Understanding that ‘chronic illness is often forever,’ on a practical note, she can also assist families to access community supports so the unique challenges of raising a child with special needs is not faced alone.
Feeling less than fully alive in your life or relationship? Needing to restore hope and life goals?
Tara services include integrative, individual psychotherapy for adults who want to reduce or eliminate the impacts of: complex trauma / PTSD, childhood abuse; anxiety; depression. For interested persons, innovative, energy approaches can be utilized to support and amplify the impact of conventional approaches used e.g. EMDR, CBT, Ego State Therapy.
With extensive training as a couple and family therapist and a Registered Member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Tara also sees couples for relationship enhancement and conflict resolution; healing from betrayal and infidelity’; enlightened divorce / conscious uncoupling.