Mary Tuhkala, MA

Clinical Counsellor

About Mary

My approach aims to empower and motivate clients in the therapeutic process. I believe that people can reach their full potential under the right conditions. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your feelings and unpack your story. I collaborate with my clients to better understand their life challenges and to develop goals that help you move towards where you want to be.

I completed a Bachelors in Psychology, Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University and have pursued my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I have been working in the helping field for several years and have specific training in areas of child development, children with special needs, parent coaching, attachment, and trauma. My specialty areas included Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Family Systems, and overall Family enhancement. I incorporate elements of Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindful Based Practices. My therapeutic process involves tailoring the approach to best meet your needs and desired outcomes.

Below are the areas of specialization:

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Family conflict
  • Co-parenting
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Parenting skills and parent coaching
  • Children with special needs
  • Child Development
  • Play Therapy
  • Therapeutic access/supervised access
  • Crisis intervention
  • Boundary setting
  • Family enhancement for families involved with MCFD
  • Attachment
  • Developmental trauma
  • Supporting children who have witnessed domestic violence
  • Emotion regulation
  • Past or current trauma
  • Domestic violence or relationship abuse
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Collaboration with schools and other service providers
  • Behaviour Intervention
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Infertility and post-partum challenges
  • Addictions
  • Neurodivergent Disorders
  • Connection to community resources

My focus areas have given me a greater appreciation for relationships with others, including the connection in the counselling room. I value the importance of having a strong therapist-client match in order to best meet your needs. This process is a very vulnerable one. My goal is to provide therapy with compassion, understanding, and respect for the challenges and hardships that you are facing. Please watch my video and reach out to Crossroads Collective if you feel that we would be a good match.

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