Dr. Tara-Jean Wenc

Dr. Tara-Jean Wenc

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Ph.D., M.Ed.

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About Me

My goal is to guide you in a respectful and collaborative manner, as you work to gain the knowledge and skills for solutions that will allow you to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life.

My philosophy is ever changing, but is rooted in the belief that perceptions precipitate behaviour. While this could be interpreted as an unintentional and unconscious reaction by an individual, personality and will are definitive characteristics of how an individual reacts. While an individual's motivational and emotional state as well as their experiences will all contribute to perceptions, facilitating an individual's ability to change the way they think about situations - in particular addressing negative and unrealistic thoughts, allows for the development of an individual's conceptualization of unwanted or unhelpful behaviours. Subsequently, this paves the way for an individual to achieve better self awareness, self understanding, insight, and clarity.

After completion of my Bachelor's degree in clinical and counselling psychology, I then accepted a position in Yellowknife at the Territorial Treatment Center (William Roper Hull) working with children and youth. From there I moved to Alberta and managed a number of group homes for individuals with disabilities. During my tenure as manager I became qualified in brief counselling and a trainer for non-violent crisis intervention (NVCI). A number of years later I returned to university to pursue my Master's in Educational Psychology. I attended university as a single parent, and along with my studies I was also working with students with disabilities at the university, as well as teaching with the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan. Although my roles did not initially include counselling services for the children and families I was working with, it was very clear that such services were required. Without wellness there is no learning, and I have basically operated in a dual role ever since. Throughout my career I have continuously sought opportunities to expand my knowledge and competencies. After many years working in postsecondary and health environments, I chose to continue my formal education, and completed my Ph.D. (specializing in assessment, evaluation, and accountability) in February 2021.

My Contact Information
Port Alberni, British Columbia  V9Y 8J8
Canada
My Credentials
Credential type: Membership
Type: Counselling Therapist
License State: British Columbia
Accrediting Institution: CPA
Membership ID/Number: 13084
Year Issued: 2006
Status: Verified
My Therapy Approach
Specialities:
ADHD & Attention Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Career Difficulties
Depression
Life Changes
Panic Attack
Parenting
Procrastination
Stress
Trauma and/or Abuse
Parenting children with exceptionalities
Orientation:
Behavioral Therapy
Career Counseling
CBT
Coaching
Cognitive Therapy
DBT
Humanistic Therapy
RET
Therapy I offer:
Couples
Email
Individual
Online
Phone
Text Chat
Video
My Languages:
English
Reviews

Tara-Jean Wenc has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars (22 reviews).

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"It has only been a week since I started online therapy, things are going very well. My therapist TJ has worked me through some problems' am starting to feel better, but have a long way to go... Online therapy makes it very easy to get help, no need to drive to a counsellor, every week and find I have more time to do the work required.

A big thank you to TJ and Online-Therapy.com
Rocket
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I have been going through some pretty intense and life defining moments as of late and having some tools to navigate through has been crucial in the process."

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"Î’m very happy with my highly qualified and intuitive provider and appreciate the online format. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you"

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"I really enjoy how it’s at my own pace and if I’m facing any problems the resources that I’m provided with are very helpful to understand myself and my behaviors and thinking patterns."

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"I am getting better. Feel stronger. Reading about boundaries, praying."

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"Love my counselor and the platform!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"After a few sessions, things are already starting to get better. TJ is great to work with."

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"So far lots of avenues to go down which is nice, plus we really like Tara"

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"Very thankful for our therapist."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Therapist is compassionate and smart. It's hard to find affordable therapy but this has been pretty good."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Online-therapy.com has been incredible. The therapist I was originally matched with didn't work out and I got to pick my new therapist. I have been working with her for seven months and my quality of life has improved so much. She is professional, knowledgeable, and overall so incredible. I love the principles of this program and the accessibility. I never made much progress with in person therapy, but I am on track for a much happier future now that I am getting the help I need at a time and pace that fits into my schedule!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"The services have been very helpful so far. The worksheets are nicely complemented by live sessions."

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"Services are convenient. Filtered for your needs. And customer support is helpful."

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"My therapist is truly amazing and its making a huge difference. Even if it allit would be is accountability for doing the work it would be worth it, but it's much more"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Dr. Tara-Jean Wenc is great. Our first video visit she made me super comfortable, she’s personable, she’s funny and she really understood me right from the start. I highly recommend her!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"This is by far the best experience with a counselor to date. Easy to schedule and communicate. Would recommend to anyone."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Thank you for the great therapist who I got to chose on Online-Therapy. She was focused and patient and extremely aware of where I needed to go and how to get me there. I would recommend Tara-Jean to anyone who needs some guidance, a listening ear or the full therapy experience."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"The platform initially paired me with a therapist I did not get along with well. However, the process to switch was very easy, and they were accommodating by pro-rating my fare after deciding to switch my plan. Would recommend."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"The program has been great so far and has helped a lot already.
Dr. Wenc has been extremely helpful and kind. She is easy to talk to and a great listener. She is a fantastic therapist overall.
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

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