“With the patience, care and advice I have received from Tanya, I have learned to control and appreciate my life and love myself. By having the opportunity to talk candidly and truthfully about any problem I may have, we are able to break these issues apart and discover tangible reasons for their existence. By understanding why these issues have arisen in my life I can also prevent them.
Though there are often tears, there is just as much laughter and for this, I always look forward to our appointments.”
“Over the past 18 months, Tanya has been an invaluable counselor. She’s helped me turn my life completely around. She gave me the support I needed to get through every week, and the long term tools I needed to deal with life head on. I look back on who I was before I started seeing her and I can’t believe the difference. Today, and always, I am a better me — because of Tanya.”
“Counseling helped identify the reasons why I felt depressed, and how to work on coping with what I don’t have control over in a way that’s healthy for me. Counseling provided the time to evaluate priorities in my life and make goals that keep me reminded of how to be balanced with school, work, relationships, and my own health.”
“Tanya is one of the most loving, caring, and honest people I know in my life. I started counselling with her almost three years ago amidst an extremely difficult time in my life. At first, I was very scared of seeing a “therapist” but this fear disappeared almost immediately because she approached me with humour, humbleness, and a genuine love of helping others.
I knew from the very first appointment that I could trust Tanya to be there for me no matter what. Since then, I have been able to share with her the best and worst of times. We have laughed together and cried together and cracked more than a few jokes through it all. Each time I come out of the room feeling more space to breathe, a lightness, and most of all a sense that someone truly cares about me.
Tanya is such a gifted counsellor with the ability to shed light on the darkest of places. I am so grateful for everything that she has done for me.”
“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have Tanya as my counsellor. Her understanding, compassion and empathy has been invaluable over the last several months helping my very serious depression. She has been able to get me focused, and helped me find the right tools to show me how to get back on track with my life. I cannot imagine a better person as my counsellor.”
“I was extremely fortunate to meet Tanya after many years of struggling to find a counselor who was a good fit. Tanya has helped me immensely by offering support and understanding. Through Tanya, I was finally able to understand what tools I needed to obtain in order to improve. The transformation I have seen in myself is more than I could have hoped for or imagined.”
“Counseling with Tanya made me understand the importance of mental health. I remember in the beginning, a period in my life where I had panic attacks, I would arrive to class just to turn around and leave, because I could feel one coming on.
On top of anxiety, I would feel frustrated and angered at myself for not feeling well. Unfortunately, as evolved as our society has become, we see ill mental health as a source of shame that we need to hide.
My time with Tanya has made me realize otherwise; to value mental health and to understand that you can’t be a contributing member of society or help others, until you’ve taken care of yourself. She has provided me tools to manage my anxiety that I reach for time and time again.”
“I was in a dark place a couple years ago. Life had dealt me a few cards I didn’t think I could handle.
When I found Tanya, I found someone that I could talk to, with no judgment. Someone that came to the room with an open heart and never made me feel like my emotions were invalid. She’s helping me to believe in my strength and courage. To trust the process and let go of judgment.
Words can’t explain how grateful I am for my time with Tanya. I can’t imagine what my life would be if I hadn’t had the help I needed to guide me through. Tanya is amazing and I hope that anyone who needs to talk finds her.”
“Before counseling, I didn’t have an outlet to feel I could be open about my sexual orientation, which I spent so much time protecting as a secret, and was able to understand that part of me in a setting that felt safe. Counseling has consistently helped for developing ways to have important and sometimes difficult conversations with the people in my life.”