Talisa has always been passionate about mental health. Beginning her formal education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (now Ontario Tech University), Talisa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in Forensic Psychology. Talisa continued her education, receiving a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Talisa takes a compassionate, trauma–informed approach to her work with clients. She believes that just as each person is unique, their therapeutic experiences should be individualized to fit their needs. Talisa focuses on how past experiences and
family systems may inform the way we think and feel today. Using a variety of formal therapeutic techniques including Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Family Systems Therapy; and Compassionate Inquiry, Talisa works with each client to develop an individually tailored approach to therapy. Talisa believes that what has happened in your life up until this moment has made you who you are, and that you have the power to learn, heal and grow, ultimately choosing the direction you would like to travel.
Talisa continues to participate in educational seminars and courses to provide the best quality of care to her clients. She has additional education and certifications in Brief-Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Addictions and Trauma, and PTSD for First Responders.
Talisa is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).