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Her passion for children dates back to her choice of profession: twenty years ago she worked towards earning a Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia while also working full time as a Youth Worker for PLEA Community Services, mentoring young people in the foster care system.
She took her education a degree higher: She completed a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through The University of Chicago between 2001 and 2004 while also starting her family.
Upon moving to Calgary in 2006, Tasha worked full-time as a counsellor for AADAC (Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Centre) in adolescent drug and alcohol treatment, gaining a deeper understanding of addiction and how it affects the entire family. She reduced to part-time in order to care for her growing family: She worked as a Play Therapist at Discovery House Family Violence Prevention and later The Alex Youth Health Center to focus on supporting young people with Depression, Anxiety and Trauma issues.
In 2010 she started a small private practice while also working towards the highest level of certification available in Alberta: in 2014 she became a Registered Psychologist with the Alberta College of Psychologist and formed her practice Tasha Belix Pyschology Ltd. Tasha is also the founder and Director of B’tween Girls Programs. A therapeutic group offered to girls aged 8-15 who are Super Feelers and need help coping with the stresses of everyday life. B’tween Girls also has an 8-week program offered to school, designed for grades 4,5 & 6. For more information visit www.btweengirls.ca. In addition to all of this Tasha contributes to the mentoring program for girls called Fast and Female. A program where acclaimed female athletes help support young girls and encourage confidence and well being through sporting activities. Last but not least, Tasha is a co-author of a book called ‘What do you do with a feeling’ due to be published in November 2018.
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I started my career as a teacher. For the last five years, I’ve been a school counsellor. Having worked in schools for over 17 years, I have extensive experience working with many issues that young people face. These challenges can lead to avoidance, underachievement, school refusal and frequent somatic complaints. I know your whole family is impacted when these difficulties spin out of control. Most of all, I have a keen interest working with all forms of anxiety and depression.
I use a creative and eclectic approach that is attachment-focused and trauma-informed. I pull from many therapies, and also like to enhance them with the practical skills of DBT. In a no-blame and compassionate manner, I aim to understand your unique story and needs. My biggest strength is in building a trusting relationship with young people (even the wonderfully “prickly” and hesitant ones). Together we tackle the problem and build the skills needed for life’s inevitable stresses that brings your child and family back into balance.
On a more personal note…when I’m not at work, you can find me walking my giant dog Lucy, getting creative in the kitchen or enjoying a local music event.
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Tasha brings a warmth, energy and skill to her practice that invites “tween” girls to want to tell her everything and engage with her. This is essential in working with this age group…. you have to feel connected and seen and understood by your therapist to do the work… and Tasha then makes the work feel easy. Tasha has invested in her training in affective neuroscience to ensure she is truly changing the brains of the young girls and parents she is working with… this is true change at the core, not simply behaviour management.” Lois Sapsford, MSW Juno Counselling & Consulting/ Juno House Director… specialists in adolescent girls and young women’s mental health.Lois SapsfordDirector - Juno House