Tamara Fernandez

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist, BCBA, ADHD Program Director

“I am not perfect…But I am enough.” – Carl Rogers Life can bring with it successes and challenges. Success; however we define it, allows for celebration. Challenges; however we define it, allow for growth and an opportunity to heal. We can experience a range of emotions; where feelings of sadness, hurt, guilt, self-doubt, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, despair, anxiety, loneliness, grief can impact our well-being. But there can be opportunities to find the light at the end of the tunnel. YOU are enough and together we can heal. Therapy is the exercise we can offer to our emotional being to kickstart our journey of self-acceptance, autonomy, purpose in life, positive relations, and happiness.

My passion is to work with children, teens, adults, and families to explore their inner strengths, resources, and achieve growth. I aspire to create a supportive, confidential, safe, and nonjudgemental space for you to explore concerns, find your strengths, and heal. I will actively listen to your concerns with empathy, compassion, trust, and care. We will collaborate on the exploration of personal issues and healing so that you can achieve meaningful outcomes in life.
Our approach to therapy is person-centered and eclectic. I utilize approaches from various modalities to individualize therapy as per your needs. I am flexible and encourage collaboration on therapeutic techniques to best suit you.

Experience

Tamara kickstarted her dream of empowering individuals with her BSc. Specialized Honours in Psychology at York University. She continued this journey to empower others and completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Tamara has also completed her Applied Behaviour Analysis course sequence at the Florida Institute of Technology and is registered as a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is also registered as a Registered Psychotherapist. Tamara has also gained training towards her certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Individual/Family.

Tamara has worked with children, youth, and adults from various cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as a variety of gender identities, abilities, and sexual orientations. She is sensitive to diversity, inclusion, and equity, with a value for pluralism. Tamara comes with 9+ years of experience with children, youth, and adults. She has volunteered at Toronto Rehab, Holland Bloor view Kids Rehab, Toronto Distress Centres, Kids Help Phone and currently volunteers at Wood green Community Services as a walk-in counsellor. She has gained experience in providing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques with adults, the geriatric population, and children/teens. She has considerable experience with a holistic approach to treatment focusing on your heart, mind, and body.

Client Focus

Children, Teens, Adults, ADHD coaching, Neurodivergence, EMDR, Child EMDR

Types of Therapy

EMDR, Child EMDR, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Informed Approach, Acceptance and commitment-based therapy, Gestalt therapy, DBT informed, play therapy approaches, IFS

Conditions

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Neurodivergence, Executive Functioning, Emotional Regulation, Stress, Grief, Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Parenting, perinatal and postnatal mental health

More Than Just My Work

I value time with my family and enjoy exploring the outdoors. I enjoy art, playing the piano, and photography. I truly believe in taking a moment to engage in mindfulness everyday.

Locations

56 Aberfoyle Crescent
Suite 730
Toronto, Ontario M8X 2W4 (416) 619-0238