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. Since she began counselling, she continually loves to learn. She has extensive training in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Clinical Traumatology.

Areas of Focus:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief

  • Relationships

  • Addictions / Substance Use

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A Message from Tara

My passion is supporting people through healing and growth. Through my previous experience working in corrections and with those who have experienced immense changes, I have gained valuable experience and understand when working with those dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and substance use. 

I believe in taking a holistic, client centred, and individualized approach to therapy. I choose to act as a guide or a source of support for my clients in order for them to steer the ship. I also included many aspects of somatic therapy  into my practice teaching my clients self-soothe and calm physical sensations that arise from working through painful emotions.
 

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Ricardo Szymczak

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Ricardo completed his Psychology degree and diploma in Counselling in Brazil. Since moving to Canada, he has completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology. His orientation is Existential-Humanistic and Person-Centred. Ricardo enjoys supporting clients through the peaks and valleys of life.

Areas of Focus:

  • Individuals

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Self-Esteem

  • Addictions / Substance Use

  • Multi-Cultural / Immigration Concerns

A Message from Ricardo

My approach and passion is to provide a non-judgmental, inclusive and safe space for each person I work with. My goal is to help you, as my client, exert your freedom in order to develop your confidence and manage any adversities that life can bring. You have the knowledge and I would like to support you in your journey to uncovering it!

From my time in South America to here in Canada, my counselling work was mainly focused on trauma, in a range of settings and with varied populations, including individual counselling, addictions, harm reduction, front-line mental health crisis management and workplace mental health for first responders, to name a few. I am very passionate about working with individuals at any stage who are ready to discover new things and make changes for the better.

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Stephanie Beck

Clinical 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

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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), Existential Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Gottman Method when working with couples.​

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