Tara Anton

Intern Counsellor, Play Therapist

About Tara

Life never follows the map we drew out exactly how we would like. Despite the plans we create, relationships are unpredictable – conflict and challenges can emerge. My goal is to help guide you while you process, navigate, and explore the unexpected in life in a safe space. My approach to counselling is to create a warm, understanding, client-centred environment to support you with compassion, empathy, and understanding to view your situation holistically.

I am currently a Master of Social Work student at Wilfrid Laurier University. While embarking on the journey to become a private counsellor, I also work with Fraser Health Authority as a Clinician Social Worker with an Assertive Community Treatment Team, supporting people daily with acute mental health struggles. Before this, I lived in Saskatchewan and worked as a crisis counsellor for over seven years, and have extensive experience in crisis intervention, solution-focused, and family-centred practice. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Regina in 2010, and have been a registered social worker in good standing for many years with the provincial bodies.

I have gained experience in counselling families and individuals through crisis situations. What brings me the most joy is supporting families, especially parents, to learn new ways of interacting and engaging with their children, as well as each other, to create more positive family dynamics and happy home lives.

Feel free to reach out if you are looking for assistance in navigating your thoughts and feelings during a difficult time in your life. I would love to provide guidance and empathy to help you to explore alternate perspectives and to heal and move forward toward a new, optimistic, hopeful path in life.

Areas I can support include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting support
  • ADHD & Neurodiversity
  • Relationships
  • Behaviour issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Self-esteem/self-worth
  • Self-harming
  • Self-care
  • Coping skills
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting support

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