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Our Team

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Tara

Virtual

Relationships, Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Self-Esteem & More

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Ricardo

In-Clinic & Virtual

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Counselling for Men

Steph

In-Clinic & Virtual

Relationships, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem & More

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Jacqueline

In-Clinic & Virtual

Relationships, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem & More

Tara McCaffery

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Tara completed her Bachelors in Psychology at University of Victoria and her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University. Tara has extensive training and approaches therapy through a CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Clinical Traumatology lens while utilizing aspects of the Gottman Method with couples. 

Areas of Focus:

  • Virtual Counselling

  • Relationships & Couples

  • Anxiety & Stress

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief

  • Addictions / Substance Use

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A Message from Tara

My passion is to support individuals and couples through healing and growth. I believe in taking a holistic, client centred, and individualized approach to therapy. In doing so, we honour the complexities of your unique journey. My approach includes many aspects of somatic therapy with a large focus on self-soothing techniques. This is to help calm any physical sensations that may arise from working through painful emotions.

 

With my multiple years in various mental health settings and working with those who have experienced immense life changes, I have gained valuable knowledge on how to manage and process the unique facets of those hardships. Let me support you on your journey to finding acceptance of your past and confidence as you move forward in life.

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Ricardo Szymczak

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Ricardo completed his Psychology degree and diploma in Counselling in Brazil and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle. Ricardo approaches therapy through a combination of Existential-Humanistic, Person-Centred and Trauma-Informed perspectives. Ricardo enjoys supporting clients who are ready growth and change. 

Areas of Focus:​

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Loss & Grief

  • Self-Esteem

  • Multi-Cultural / Immigration Concerns

  • Counselling for Men

A Message from Ricardo

My passion is to help people in their journey to living a more fulfilling life. I pride myself in providing a non-judgmental, inclusive and welcoming space for my clients to be their authentic self. My goal is to help my clients feel encouraged to share their experiences in order to begin the process of healing. I believe in elevating and educating my clients so they feel confident in managing any adversities that life brings. You have the knowledge and I would be privileged to support you in your journey in uncovering it!

From my experience in South America to here in Canada, my work and passion is focused on working with individuals who experience anxiety, self-esteem, depression, trauma, grief and multi-cultural issues. I am also very passionate about working with individuals experiencing big transitions or mental health crisis. I welcome any individual who is ready and has the desire for personal growth and change.

Stephanie Beck

Canadian Certifed Counsellor (CCC)

Steph holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. She has worked in the mental health field for over ten years. She has previously worked as a Counsellor for multiple local non-profits and as a Mental Health Support Worker at Riverview Hospital.

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples & Individuals

  • Relationships

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Depression

  • Families

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A Message from Steph

I am an experienced counsellor that is passionate about supporting my clients in their journey to live joyfully and courageously. In the midst of life's hardships, I am privileged to be a source of encouragement for those who need it. I work with anyone who has experienced disconnect within themselves or within the relationships around them. My goal is to elevate my clients strengths and implement change where needed to accomplish one's goals.

My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space for discovery and processing. I prioritizes attending to my clients past trauma to find acceptance. I lead my clients in an exploration of their past, correct any internalized false narratives, and assist in the "re-learning' of effective thoughts processes to promote healing. I am a compassionate inquiry and strength elevating practitioner that approaches therapy through a holistic blend of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Gottman Method when working with couples.​

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Jacqueline Allen

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Jacqueline holds a double Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Education from the University of British Columbia. She obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria. She has over 20 years’ experience working with children, families and couples and is trained in family systems, Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and approaches therapy from a trauma informed perspective.

Areas of Focus:

  • In-Clinic & Virtual Counselling

  • Couples & Individuals

  • Relationships & Families

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Loss & Grief

  • PTSD

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A Message from Jacqueline

My approach is grounded in the belief that life’s difficulties are best approached with a gentle curiosity and talked about without fear or judgement. I do not ascribe to a one size fits all approach but rather tailor my sessions to the individual, family or couple that I am working with. I support clients in understanding, experiencing and tolerating emotions and shifting out of behaviours, thoughts and coping mechanisms that are no longer serving them.   

 

I often see individuals who despite enormous struggles show great courage in seeking out a life of meaning and contentment. I work with individuals who struggle with feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, grief and early trauma. I believe that each person has the capacity to tolerate difficult emotions and experiences. As we work through difficult emotions we reconnect with our inner resources and find relief, hope and healing.

 

When working with couples I begin to build effective communications skills, and teach tools for compromise, repairing conflict, and creating stress management strategies. I ensure each member is heard, understood and supported in the relationship.

 

I have experience dealing with Complex PTSD, narcissistic abuse, power-based abuse, generational trauma, toxic family systems, family estrangement and parent/adult-child estrangement.

Work with us

We are always open to supporting those who need it.

Book in for a complimentary consultation with me to see if we are the right fit!

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