Our Counsellors

Tara MacMaster, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

Tara believes that each of us deserves to feel deeply heard without judgment, approaching her work with warmth, compassion, and utmost respect for the stories of people’s lives.  She understands that life events, relational difficulties, or mental health concerns can significantly impact one’s ability to feel steady, connected, and whole.  Tara aims to be fully present, relatable, and real as she helps her clients see possibilities and nurture transformation. She holds openness and humour as integral parts of successful therapy.

Tara has training and experience working with people navigating difficult life transitions, moving through grief, healing from abuse and trauma, and coping with depression, anxiety, and sleep issues.  She helps people identify unhealthy reactions, behaviours, and beliefs that can limit relationships or leave us feeling lost or unfulfilled.  Tara offers clients focused and purposeful conversations that help them move towards lasting and meaningful change in their lives and be more fully themselves.

Tara approaches counselling with an integrative blend of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, and Narrative theories of counselling.  As each person has a unique way of considering their struggles and strengths, as well as preferences in how they choose to work together, therapy is tailored to meet individual needs.  Tara has a special interest in present moment focus, self-compassion, and the regulating power of the outdoors.

Tara is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University and has completed training in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and trauma-informed practices.