Counsellor - Tara Baty-Thomas, MA, RCC, RSW

Tara Baty-Thomas MA,RCC,RSW

Tara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker with decades of experience helping people live their best lives.

She specializes in Couples Counselling, Anger Management, and Seniors issues. Tara enjoys working with men, women, and couples struggling with relationship issues, major life transitions, anxiety, stress, along with other mental health concerns. She believes that people improve faster when they learn practical skills to help them overcome their difficulties.

Tara has completed Levels One and Two of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Trauma and Affair Recovery, and Couples and Addictions.

She has also received additional training and education from Moose Anger Management in Anger Management techniques.

Tara has been working with seniors for over 30 years. She understands the challenges that the elderly and their loved ones face when physical and/or cognitive abilities start to decline. Tara can help you prepare for the future to insure a smoother transition to whatever the next step is for your family member.

Services Offered

Services to adults and couples include:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Affair Recovery Counselling
  • Couples and Addiction Recovery Counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety Management
  • Seniors’ Issues, including accessing Long Term Care in BC

Couples will learn how to:

  • Use effective communication skills to reduce tension in your relationships
  • Identify the four major relationship killers and what to do about them
  • Process arguments and come to effective compromises
  • Develop a solid foundation for your relationship
  • Rekindle the romance

People with struggling with anger will learn to:

  • Understand their anger
  • Develop tools for reducing anger in the moment
  • Develop long term anger management skills
  • Change their thinking patterns to reduce anger
  • Relax in moments of stress or anger
  • Engage in effective communication

Please note, E-Chat does not provide services to individuals under 18 years old.

Education

  • Masters of Arts degree (Psychology) – Yorkville University
  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) – Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Social Work degree – University of the Fraser Valley
  • Clinical Foundations in Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Levels 1 and 2 (certificates) – The Gottman Institute
  • Treating Affairs and Trauma Certificate – The Gottman Institute
  • Couples and Addiction Recovery Certificate – The Gottman Institute

Certificates and Memberships

  • BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW)
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
  • Psychology Today
  • The Gottman Institute