Tara completed her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors with registeration #15133. Prior to Waterlily Counselling, She spent over seven years supporting children, adolescents, and adults through her work as a Counsellor, Behaviour Interventionist, Educational Assistant, and Distress Services Volunteer with the Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. In these roles, she has gained experience in working with grief & loss, identity confusion, life transitions, self-esteem, stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship conflict, suicidality, and developmental disabilities.
The foundation of her work with clients is in building a strong therapeutic relationship through offering a non-judgmental, empathic, and safe space so we can explore the parts of the client that are keeping them from living a more satisfying life. Her approach is integrative and draws from relational, experiential, and expressive modalities. She is trained in Level 1 of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Therapeutic Enactment, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. In pursuit of continued education and learning, she has also attended workshops involving training in play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma treatment, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
To journey with her clients in their pursuits of healing and self-discovery is truly a gift that fills her with great joy and meaning, and it would be an honour to accompany you on your journey.