Meet Tanya


I am many things….a Registered Psychotherapist, an avid cyclist, a hard-core DIY’er, a vegetable gardening/sustainable landscaping enthusiast, crocheter and crafter, coffee aficionado, cat mom, dancer, sister, partner, daughter…

…but, above all else, I’m a human being, just like you.

As a therapist, I don’t pretend to be an expert on your life, but a fellow human being who can walk with you and support you through the challenges, joys and unknowns of being human. I bring presence, sensitivity, empathy, curiosity, creativity, humour, honesty and my own humanity to every session.

I practice using a gestalt, embodied, relational, trauma-informed, creative, resilience-based and whole-person approach.

I’m particularly passionate about working people who have experienced early life relational and attachment trauma and all the ways that continues to show up in their lives – borderline personality, disconnection from self and others, social anxiety, shame, lack of trust, difficulty accepting support, impulsivity, etc, etc, etc.

In addition to completing the 5-year psychotherapy training program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, my work is also deeply inspired by nature and animals, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, contact improvisation, expressive arts, my life experiences and my own therapy journey.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a Registered Dietitian for 10 years in hospital, community and private practice settings and, more recently, as the Health Promoter at the Canadian Mental Health Association where I created and facilitated mental health and resilience-focused workshops and groups. I hold a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Health Science, both from Ryerson University.       

I grew my private practice in Peterborough, Ontario, where I lived for the past 6 years. I am currently (temporarily) living in Portland, Oregon. My practice is still Ontario-based and I continue to work solely with clients in Canada through a secure telemedicine platform.

I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

I look forward to meeting you!