Tara Geraghty-Ellis, MSW

About Tara Geraghty-Ellis, MSW

Meet Tara Geraghty-Ellis, MSW, a compassionate and dedicated social worker with a wealth of experience in a range of settings. Tara holds a BA in Psychology from York University in Toronto, as well as a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University in Halifax. With over a decade of experience in Employee Assistance Programs, hospitals, and services for immigrants, people with disabilities, and those on welfare, Tara has developed a keen understanding of the challenges her clients face. Tara is motivated by her desire to help those struggling with mental health issues, drawing on her own experiences with health challenges and her ability to empathize with her clients. Her therapeutic philosophy is rooted in the belief that every individual is unique and that effective treatment requires a tailored approach. While Tara utilizes a variety of techniques, her preferred modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on the interplay between thoughts, emotions, actions, and results. By addressing one aspect of this sequence, clients can achieve significant changes in their lives. To help clients achieve their goals, Tara takes the time to understand their pain and work collaboratively to find the most effective approach. She encourages clients to articulate their goals and co-create a path towards achieving them. Tara believes in empowering her clients and providing them with actionable tasks to undertake between sessions to maintain progress and develop their sense of control. In Tara's view, she is not the expert on her clients' lives. Instead, she views herself as an ally on their journey to self-healing. By leveraging her experience and expertise, Tara helps her clients develop the tools they need to overcome their challenges. Tara is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and holds a Master of Social Work degree from Dalhousie University, which she obtained in 2006.

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By |2023-08-31T14:26:45+02:00May 29th, 2023|Categories: Anxiety, CBT, Mental Health, Parenting, Pregnancy|

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By |2023-08-31T14:31:34+02:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Adults, Autism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health|

April is Autism Awareness Month In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) honors the contribution of people on the autism spectrum and the autism community to our nation and the world. OARC and NIMH recognize the need for supporting, understanding, accepting, including, and empowering people on the [...]

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