Meet Tasha Pelletier RSW MSW
Tasha is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and has her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where she specialized in Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Tasha always had a passion to help others. Throughout her life she witnessed a lot of heartache and things were a bit traumatic.. But her life experiences formed who she is today and enhanced her ability to empathize, understand, and truly care about the lives of others. Her life and combined work experiences gave her a broad and in-depth perspective of the issues people face in our society. Throughout her professional career she began to notice commonalities between individual and family problems. Even though everyone is unique and their problems are so diverse, she recognizes common themes within their lives. These themes guide her education and her practice today.
Tasha is a trauma informed and an anti-oppressive practitioner who follows an attachment-focused framework when working with individuals and families. She understands that speaking about our problems is sometimes hard and can feel very intimidating so she studied psychotherapies that allow people to express themselves both verbally and non-verbally.
Tasha is trained in Theraplay, EMDR, Play therapy techniques, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. She is highly knowledgeable of child development, intergenerational trauma, and the effects of residential school. She loves parent-child work and has a passion for working children and teens. She also has extensive experience working with indigenous peoples and communities.
Tasha has a little spark that loves to shine. She is a playful, creative, and caring individual who believes everyone deserves to be Free to Bee joyous, at peace, mentally well. i
I am happiest when I am free to be myself.
Tasha Pelletier, RSW MSW
Our Therapy Techniques
i Techniques used are based on Play therapy and Theraplay methods which include art and sandtray therapy. These techniques enhance self-esteem, help manage difficult behaviours and mental health concerns, create healthy bonds between parent-child and sibling relationships. Enhance new relationships.
i Non-intrusive non-verbal and verbal techniques.
i For Individuals of all ages, Groups, and Families
Dyadic Developmental Therapy (DDP)
i DDP is an effective form of treatment for children and adults who have experienced significant Developmental Trauma, Attachment Difficulties, and/or Intergenerational Trauma.
i Therapist Uses Verbal techniques in an non-intrusive manner.
i For children, adoptive parents, foster parents, relatives, and residential workers who have children who have experienced trauma or separation in their life.
i Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.
iLargely non-verbal treament for PTSD, Trauma, Self-esteem, Insecurities, Depression, Anxiety, and more.
iFor Children, Teens, and Adults