I am Tania Bryan the child and family therapist and founder of Help for Families Canada-Counseling and Consulting. I have extensive and diverse experience working with children, youth, and families for over 20 years in professional and voluntary sectors. Leading with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Simon Fraser University, I also bring the qualifications of a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Teachers Certificate in Special Education to inform how I support and advocate for children and families in this private practice as well as in the community.
My passion for helping children grew out of my awareness of my own yearnings to be accepted and understood as a child. Helping parents to relate with and support their child is a primary goal of my practice.
– A Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C.) with – Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
– A member of the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy (CACPT)
- CAPT Certification Levels !, 2 & 3 completed
- 15 years of professional development Play therapy courses via BCPTA
- Persuant of registration as a Registered/Certified Play Therapist
My Treatment Approach
I take a family systems approach to supporting children and families. That is, even though I may see a client individually in therapy, I view all members of the family as equally affected by the “problem” and equally deserving of help and support. Whenever possible I seek to include family members in treatment.
I am trained in directive and non-directive forms of play therapy, art therapy, attachment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, Gestalt, and client-centered approaches. I also have experience in pastoral counselling for clients who seek a faith-based counselling approach. However, my aim is to adapt my approach to meet your needs, interests, and treatment goals.
I invite you to schedule online a time to talk with me about your concerns and express any reservations you may have about starting therapy.