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Diverse Pathways

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Welcome!

 I'm Tara.  I am an autistic counsellor and consultant supporting neuro-divergent adults and families of neuro-divergent children. 

 

 We can work on any issue of importance to you, including: 

  • Trauma

  • Relationships

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Chronic Pain

  • Dissociation

  • Pathological Demand Avoidance

  • Understanding Neuro-diversity

 I work virtually from the unceded traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and lək̓ʷəŋən peoples.

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Individual Counselling

Many neuro-divergent people enter counselling with both current struggles and past pain and trauma.  Our time together is an opportunity to create safety within yourself and invite healing.  

My approach draws on

  • Internal Family Systems

  • EMDR​

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

I strive to make counselling sessions accessible, including welcoming folks to be off-camera or to use  either text or spoken language.  You are welcome to walk, stretch, move, eat, or bring fidget/stim items to sessions.  Feel free to take breaks to care for pets, children, and yourself.  I invite you to let me know how our time together can be more accessible for you.

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Online Group Support  
Next Groups Starting in September! 

Each 6 week group includes opportunities for learning, practice, and peer connection.  Participants will experience Internal Family Systems (IFS) in a group format, including activities and guided meditations to explore Self and Parts.  No previous experience with IFS needed. 

Upcoming groups: 

Parents of Neurodivergent Kids

Starting in September

Unmasking Neuro-divergence for Adults

Dates TBD

Groups are a safe space, inclusive of LGBTQ folks and those exploring whether they are neuro-divergent.  You are welcome to be on or off camera and to participate with text, spoken language or simply by being present. 

Learn more here.

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Consulting

Have you received a diagnosis? 

Are you considering pursuing a diagnosis? 

Or are you a professional wanting to to learn more? 

I am passionate about supporting folks to understand neuro-diversity. 

When supporting parents, I draw on: 

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Self-Reg & Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

  • Polyvagal Theory

When supporting professionals, I love to consult on: 

  • Neuro-diversity affirming practice 

  • Autistic experience 

  • Pathological Demand Avoidance 

Consulting services to families of autistic children in BC can be billed to Autism Funding Unit.

Join me in building a positive neuro-divergent identity

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