Tara Irwin

MA; RCC and associate

Tara Irwin:

Phone: 250-317-0007

Email: [email protected]

Introduction to Tara Irwin

Tara has a decade of experience providing mental health and addictions therapy. She uses a collaborative approach in addressing a wide range of concerns from adjustment difficulties to severe and complex challenges, such as substance use, suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. She integrates an attachment theory framework and emotion focussed, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies to provide care that is individualized and client-centred. She has a warm and friendly approach that helps people to feel safe and secure in sharing personal challenges and she provides a compassionate, respectful, and non-judgmental perspective on complex struggles and coping difficulties.

Tara has experience providing counselling in community mental health programs. She has worked in a holistic residential addictions treatment setting and has taught in the psychology department of the Okanagan College. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia and is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She is available to work with individuals and couples. Areas of advanced training and specialization include:

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy

Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder

Substance use and addictions therapy



Relationship concerns


Couples Workshop