Tara Boothby

Registered Psychologist
M.A. Counselling Psychology
B.A. Theology

Tara has worked at Sojourn Wellness Group as a counsellor and case manager for over 10 years.  Tara is a dedicated psychologist and also enjoys teaching.  She has taught at Grant MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.

As a therapist, Tara enjoys providing psychological care from a client centred, wellness, and emotion-focused approach.  Clients feel comfortable and supported by Tara and she does her utmost to show respect for each client’s unique situation and experience.

Tara’s goal is that clients will gain more awareness of their emotions and learn skills to build supportive relationships.  She supports clients to facilitate the sharing and processing of emotions, and she is good at balancing the needs between partners in couples counselling, as well at helping to restore balance in families.  Clients feel cared for and safe with Tara, regardless of age or gender, whether they are in family therapy, couple’s therapy, or individual therapy.

Tara enjoys spending her free time with her husband.

Therapeutic Approach:  

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals, couples and families
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Circle of Security and Attachment
  •  Narrative & Collaborative
  •  Meaning Focused
  • Wellness Theories
  • Solution Focused
  • Harm Reduction
  • Steps to Freedom
  • Christian Counselling (on request)

Potential Therapy Concerns:

  • Marriage and Couples
  • Attachment
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Communication & Relationships
  • Clergy & Christian Counselling (upon request)
  • Difficult Teen Issues
  • Motivation and Success
  • Family Members of Addicts
  • Adult Survivors of Abuse and Neglect
  • Sexual Identity
  • Teaching
  • Group Presentations & workshops

 Providing care for: Individuals, Couples, Families, Men, Women, Youth.

“We are all people like everyone else, sometimes we are good and sometimes we are bad.  When we get stuck in negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves or other people we can ask for help to relearn that we are all people like everyone else…”