Areas of practice
- Grief and Loss - General
- Intimacy Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
Counselling practice website:imagovancouver.com/tamara/index.html
Tamara has specialized training in relationship therapy and individual psychotherapy. As a relationship therapist she works with couples, adult children with their parents and adult sibling relationships. Her goal is to help clients to find a more positive and loving way to be in relationship with one another. With individuals she helps people access their core values and potential so that they may live the life they truly seek.
Tamara was trained as a family, individual and couples therapist more than 20 years ago. She worked at various family service agencies until she opened her private practice 13 years ago. In her early career, she was greatly influenced by Virginia Satir and then trained as an Imago Relationship Therapist in 1997. In Imago, she went on to receive her Advanced Clinician Status and then became a Workshop Presenter and most recently a Certified Consultant where she supervises and consults other Imago therapists. She teaches, facilitates groups and supervises counsellors for a variety of counslling agencies in Vancouver.
In her individual work Tamara has always addressed issues of trauma and grief. She has worked in the area of violence against women and survivors of childhood abuse since the beginning of her career. She trained in EMDR and received her Level 1 and 2 EMDR certificate in 1999.
Tamara believes deeply that people can and do change. She is passionate about helping people achieve their potential within themselves and with each other. Her strongest belief is in relationships and the power they have to transform. She has committed her entire career to helping people discover what it truly means to be who they are and help them identify how they want to live their life. Perhaps her deepest belief is that people can and do change.
She has a natural ability to see people’s potential for growth and a compassionate manner which helps clients feel safe to self discover. With couples and families she teaches them to calm their reactions towards each other to find a deeper understanding. She is also a highly practical person and teaches clients new skills to change old behavior patterns. She has been told many times her warmth and genuineness help people to feel safe to do the work they need to do.
Client fee individuals:Individual sessions 55 minutes $150.00(HST included) 55 minutes
Client fee couples/families:Couple sessions 85 minutes $225.00(HST included) 90 minutes