M.A. Counselling Psychology
Tara has worked at Sojourn Wellness Group as a counselor, supervisor, and case manager for over 10 years. Tara is a dedicated psychologist and also enjoys teaching. She has instructed courses at Grant MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.
As a therapist, Tara enjoys providing psychological care from a client centred, wellness, and emotionally 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, individual therapy, or supervision.
Tara enjoys spending her free time with her husband, and her two small children Elyana and Caedmon
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
o For couples, individuals and families
- Circle of Security Parenting
- Steps to Freedom
- Emotionally Focused Supervisor (in training)
- Marriage and Premarital Counselling
o Conflict management
o Emotion regulation
o Affairs and attachment injuries
o Grief and loss
- Individuals Counselling (age 15-retirement)
o Grief and loss
o Clergy & Christian identity (on request)
o Sexual identity
- o Retirement and life transitions
- o Business and Leadership
- Family Counselling
- Attachment Focused Parenting
- Group Presentations and Workshops
- Supervision for Provisional Psychologists and Emotionally Focused Therapists
Tara has been in a supervisory role for over 10 years at Sojourn Wellness Group. Since 2015 Tara has been recognized by the College of Alberta Psychologists as meeting the criteria to be a supervisor for provisional psychologists. Tara loves to work alongside of her supervisees as they work toward their supervision goals.
Emotionally Focused Therapy supervision is a special passion of Tara and she deeply enjoys the process of working with individuals as they specialize their therapy orientation. Tara is currently a supervisor in training under Gail Palmer, Marlene Best and Lisa Palmer Olsen.
“Working towards being an emotionally focused supervisor is one of the richest experiences I have had. I deeply enjoy the experience of knitting EFT into my supervision, watching my supervisees grow and gain such a life transforming model. If you are interested in EFT I hope you will consider joining this amazing emotion movement, and please do reach out… I’d love to be a part of your journey.”
“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…”