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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Gelica Tatarenko-Registered Psychotherapist

Gelica Tatarenko, MEd, RN, RP(Q)

Gelica Tatarenko is a dedicated healthcare professional with 10 years of experience providing mental healthcare in hospital and community settings to clients of diverse backgrounds, age groups, and positionalities. With a strong background in nursing, coupled with her Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training, Gelica brings a unique blend of clinical expertise founded on compassionate, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and harm reduction-based care. In addition to using CBT, she also draws on various therapeutic models and collaborates with her clients to meet them where they are at and find an approach that works best for them.

Gelica’s passion for mental health wellness is influenced by her commitment to providing therapy grounded in anti-oppressive and social determinants of health framework. She believes in each person’s innate ability for healing and growth and strives to foster that therapy space. Her priority is to create a safe, open, warm, and non-judgemental space for her clients to explore their experiences and perspectives. Gelica holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with honours from Ryerson University and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from University of Toronto OISE. She provides therapy in English and Tagalog.

The population she treats:
Individuals 16+, Couples

Areas of practice:
Mood alterations and emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, cultural identity, life transitions, workplace related stress and burnout, interpersonal and relationship challenges

Theoretical orientation:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, Humanistic-Experiential Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions

Languages:
English, Tagalog

Location:
Virtual therapy across Ontario and in person at the Toronto office location

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