Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Family Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personal Injury
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pain Management
- Somatic Experiencing
Counselling practice website:https://www.remedywellness.ca/counseling-for-chronic-pain.html
Tania is a registered clinical counsellor and kinesiologist, specialized in Pain Care. Her work is based on a biopsychosocial approach, offering a combination of Modern Pain Science with Yoga and Somatic Practices, for the sake of re-patterning your Nervous System and help you take control in the pain cycle and become more confident with your movements.
Tania is able to offer counselling in both English and Portuguese.
In 2001, after finishing her psychology degree, which included training as a clinical counsellor, Tania opened her own yoga studio and counselling clinic, focusing on individuals with pain disorders, anxiety and stress. At the same time, she was working at the biggest gym chain in Sao Paulo, teaching body mind techniques, offering counselling to injured athletes, developing health programs for stress and pain regulation, organizing yoga retreats and training staff members. She then pursued a 2 year long graduate professional training in Yoga from a Physical Education school, linked to the Kayvalyadhama Institute in India. During a 3 year long professional training in Eutony, a somatic practice for tension regulation, she learned that the state of presence can happen both in quietness, but also in movement; it can also happen when you are alone, or in contact with others.
Before coming to Canada she was invited to teach yoga at the reference pain clinic in Brazil at USP and volunteered there for a year. In that institution, she completed a university certificate in multidisciplinary pain management from their Medical School, which introduced her to the concept of pain as a biopsychosocial phenomena. In 2012 she moved to Canada and began a Master’s degree in kinesiology at UBC, majoring in coaching sciences, applied to yoga as a somatic practice for people in chronic pain.
Since 2015 I she has been living in Victoria- BC, working as a movement therapist/kinesiologist. She looks at client’s movement restoration programs, within the multidisciplinary pain management program. Her clientele often experiences different mental health challenges, from trauma, anxiety and depression, to addictions and personality disorders. She uses a wide array of counselling skills, helping injured workers to recognize and cope with their -often paralyzing - fear of moving, grief and sense of disability, and other possible barriers to rehabilitation, such as catastrophic thinking and work relations issues. In addition, she conduct somatic practice sessions every day, where clients are invited to (re)connect body and mind.
- Post Master Certificate BC School of Art Therapy
- Master's in Kinesiology - UBC UBC- Canada, 2013-2015
- Multi-disciplinary Pain Management Certificate - Medical School- USP - 2011
- Professional training in Eutony - Somatic Practice Instituto Gerda Alexander Brazil - 2009- 2012
- Psychology degree Pontificia Universidade Catolica - SP Brazil- 1995-2000
Client fee individuals:120