Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Adlerian Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.tarachotem.com
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Certified Group Therapist. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Concordia University, Montreal (1980) and my M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago (1988). For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and groups in the mental health and addiction fields.
My experience includes working as a counsellor and psychometrician in substance abuse and mental health clinics in Montreal. After moving to Vancouver in 1988, I worked in a group practice, with specialized training in the treatment of adult children of alcoholics, childhood trauma in adults, and offering specialized group therapy programs. For the last 23 years, I have worked exclusively in my own private practice in West Vancouver where I provide individual psychotherapy, group therapy and marriage counselling.
I have training in both long-term (psychodynamic) and short-term (Adlerian) therapy and have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, childhood trauma, addictions, relationship, intimacy and self-esteem issues.