Tesha understands that life can be overwhelming at times and the stresses in life can have unfavourable impacts in our well-being. Seeking help from a mental health professional takes courage and willingness. Tesha knows that finding the right fit to help you with life’s challenges is important.
Tesha employs a Humanistic/person-centered approach. She values the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist as this is paramount in the effectiveness of therapy. She is committed in working collaboratively with you, in a safe, non-judgment, and empathetic environment, to promote self-awareness, develop new perspective and insight, as well as new ways of coping to live a more fulfilling life.
Throughout the years, Tesha has worked with individuals (teen-agers, young adult, and adults) experiencing various psychological challenges, including, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and grief. She is adept at employing culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive approaches in counselling to support diverse populations and to address various issues. Her philosophy in therapy is that there is no one single approach for every person. As such, she has a robust training in evidence-based approaches, including, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Tesha offers both daytime and evening appointments to accommodate clients’ needs and availability. She also offers a free 20 minute consultation , to new clients who request for one, by telephone or in-person to answer questions, discuss concerns, and to explore whether she is a good fit for you.
Tesha is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologist