Sea to Tree Health & Wellness

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Counselling with Tara

I work with individuals of all ages, with a focus on individuals and couples who have a variety of life experiences, including trauma, loss, relationship and family struggles, marginalization, substance use, anxiety and other mental health concerns. Each individual coming to therapy is unique, attempts to do the best possible with the resources available, has wisdom, creativity and strength. Everyone has the right to self-determination. To me, counselling means providing a safe place for you to tell your story, in whatever way that looks for you.

I practice from a client-centered perspective using a combination of various forms of therapy: strength-based, response-based, solution-focused, eco-therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, systemic, trauma-informed and feminist...

I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. My goal, as a clinical supervisor, is to support and grow your clinical approach. I do this by providing a fresh perspective while keeping your unique clinical style in mind. Together we will enhance your skills and capacity and increase your personal and professional growth reflection. I work with all ages, and I have advanced training and clinical experience working with trauma and First Responders. I am EMDR Certified, Gottman Level 3 trained, trained in Sex Therapy as well as Critical Response protocols. I also integrate a variety of theoretical orientations such as strength-based, response-based, solution focused, eco therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic, trauma informed and feminist. I am open to providing supervision for individuals, dyads, small and larger groups.

We will work together to find solutions and approaches that feel right for what you would like to work on.

Questions? Email Tara at [email protected]

Services Tara offers

Tara offers single workshops and group workshops to individuals and couples, children, youth and adults who have a variety of life experiences, including (but not limited to)

  • Trauma & Violence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Marginalization
  • Anxiety, Depression and other mental health concerns
  • Relationship & Family Struggles
  • Parenting, Step parenting, Foster parenting
  • First Responder Trauma
  • Psychological and Mental Health injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
  • Occupational Stress Injury

Tara can direct bill for sessions under

For other benefit plans, please check directly with your provider if your benefits will cover services offered by your chosen counsellor.

We work with local organizations to provide counselling to frontline workers, first responders, management and board. Please contact us to find out more.

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Sea to Tree Health & Wellness Ltd. (originally called Sitka Wellness) was founded in 2019. It was born from the desire to create more opportunities for people to access local wellness services. We have a small team of practitioners committed to supporting you in person and behind the scenes to make this possible.

Sea to Tree Health & Wellness is located in the unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, primarily the T’Sou-ke Nation, Sc'ianew Nation, Pacheedaht Nation, Songhees Nation territories. We recognize the privilege we have to be able to work, play and live in these unceded territories. We honour the lands, waters and communities and are actively working towards reconciliation. Please consider visiting native-land.ca to learn more about whose lands you are occupying. Honoring the Native Lands we live on

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