Hi, I’m Tanielle!
I come to this work with an authentic passion and enthusiasm for connecting with individuals, couples, and families who are willing to begin their healing journey by taking that first step - as difficult and frightening as it can be. Human beings have an unbelievable capacity for resilience, healing, connection, and growth. Helping people reconnect with and strengthen those pieces is one of the most rewarding and meaningful aspects of being a therapist.
Professionally, I am a Registered Social Worker and received both an Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Masters of Social Work Degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. Post-graduation I completed a Certificate of Addictions through Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as additional training in several therapeutic modalities including: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and The Gottman Method for couples. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced abuse, trauma, addictions, unhealthy relationships, low self-worth/self-esteem, and work within a trauma informed perspective.
I use a holistic approach to therapy, as we know that no facet of health is independent of another. As all aspects of the self (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) are connected, I believe in the importance of attending to and finding balance in all aspects of health when moving forward through the healing process. Personally, my self-care regime includes hot yoga, barre classes, eating well, listening to music, diffusing essential oils, spending time with the people I care about, and being in nature as much as possible.
As none of us are immune to life’s challenges - I am certainly no exception. I truly believe that those of us who acquired scars and have done our own work, are the ones who make the most effective helping professionals. Offering a caring space that is comfortable, authentic, safe, and free of judgement; I bring not only the knowledge I have obtained through years of academia, continued training, and professional experiences, but also (and more importantly) a richness of knowledge from my own personal journey
What you are going through right now may feel overwhelming, and I know you have fears and doubts – but you’re here because there is strength in you more powerful than all of those. It brought you here, and it allowed you to take that first step. Now take a breath…trust your inner knowing… and take one more.