Tasha is a Registered Psychologist and has been working in the role of supporting girls to reach their full potential for over 20 years. Her career has crossed a variety of child and adolescent mental health settings, such as working with street youth, the foster care system, domestic violence, youth addictions and at-risk young parents and their children. Tasha currently runs a thriving private practice that specializes in girls 8 to 15 years old, with internalizing disorders and their families. Tasha is thrilled to be Juno House’s Community Educator, to share with educators and parents the unique Juno House treatment model, which pulls tenets from psychodynamic psychotherapy, affective neuroscience and attachment theory with parents, teachers and coaches.
Tasha has earned a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Chicago. Tasha’s philosophy flows from Adlerian Therapy, Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and current research in brain development. She has additional training in the expressive arts, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing. Tasha is a strong proponent of group therapy and believes whole-heartedly in the cost effectiveness and incredible growth that can be ignited when one’s experience is normalized in a safe group setting. In 2014, Tasha created a series of groups, B’Tween Girls, designed for girls and the important people in their world to develop a deeper sense of their inner strengths and to build stronger relationships.
From Tasha’s own experience of living in a home with a mentally ill sibling, she knows first-hand the profound impact that mental health issues can have on the whole family. All of Tasha’s educational, work and personal experiences have fuelled her passion to support girls and their families, where anger, depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD behaviors and self-esteem symptoms have developed. Tasha’s clients and group participants have told her that empathy, energy and humor give her a unique ability to connect in an authentic and motivating way. She is proud to be part of a team of specialist who are committed to growing healthy brain patterns and strong mental health in the girls of today! Tasha is a Mom to three spicy girls and is an avid runner.
Contact for existing clients only:
For intake enquiries, please phone or email Lois Sapsford, Director
1902 5A St SW
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