Concerned About Staying Connected With Your Teen or Preteen?
Having worked throughout her career with youth and families, Tara offers services for families to help them stay connected by improving or sustaining attachment and resolving conflict and developmental challenges. 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 hypnotherapy. Using attachment based approaches to help parents take leadership that is ‘wiser, kinder, bigger and stronger, Tara’s work with parents is instructive, supportive and strengths based. Typically families experience rapid, effective and sustainable shifts.
Parenting Children or Youth with Chronic Pain or Illness?
Tara’s life experience as a parent to a (now adult) child who has ‘lived alongside’ a life threatening, life changing illness provides intimate insight into the issues facing parents of children with chronic illness.
Her work with families in the 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 enhance resilience and wellness. Personal and professional experience make Tara both attuned and well equipped to support families to instill hope as they work out grief, trauma and other emotions evoked through dealing with challenges associated with their child’s chronic illness.
Contact Tara To speak with Tara about your unique situation,
Feeling less than fully alive in your life or relationship? Needing to restore hope and life goals?
Tara’s services include trauma informed, attachment based individual psychotherapy for adults seeking to heal from the impacts of complex trauma / PTSD; attachment wounds; childhood neglect, maltreatment; narcissistic abuse; anxiety; depression. For interested persons, innovative, energy approaches can be utilized to support and amplify the impact of conventional therapy approaches. Close attention is also paid to nutritional factors, and Tara liaises with alternative practitioners to provide informed advice on optimal nutrition for mental health.
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.