Tanya joins us from Yorkville University, where she is completing her Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Tanya originally began her career in media, having worked primarily in the film and television industry. However, after over a decade of working with many diverse people, she soon began to realize that she much preferred learning what makes people come alive or what keeps them stuck.
Tanya is especially drawn to working with young people as she believes that adolescence is a unique life stage, one that is exciting, even if confusing and sometimes overwhelming with its many new discoveries. Tanya’s approach to counselling is person-centred, with a particular focus on empowering youth to build the self-confidence needed to handle all that comes their way.
Tanya is holistic in her work with clients as she understands that everyone comes to therapy with a unique set of circumstances, experiences and intersectional identity and therefore requires a personalized therapeutic plan. Tanya works with a number of modalities, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness, and she thoroughly enjoys life skills coaching and psychoeducational work in hopes of fostering deeper self-reflective and skill-building practices. Tanya has a particular interest in supporting individuals with anxiety or behavioural exceptionalities like ADHD, as well as other diverse learning challenges.
You can regularly find Tanya exploring the city with her family, whether it’s spending time outdoors, ideally by the water, running, and hanging in parks, or finding all the hidden gems that the city has to offer.