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Tamara Ukwu
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
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Tamara Ukwu

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd (she, her)

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1 Endorsed
Vancouver, BC V5P
Let's Connect (587) 804-0560
I have over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals from a wide spectrum of cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, educational and other diversified (multicultural, multiracial and multiethnic) backgrounds. I work with adults, youth and families, experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, anger, substance use, trauma, emotional dysregulation and depression. I am EMDR and DBT trained and specialize in ADHD work with kids and teenagers and eating disorders. My practice is person-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive and strength-based. I am CVAP, ICBC, EAP and FNHA-approved counsellor.
I help clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth. I am committed to providing safe and non-judgmental environment and developing a therapeutic and trusting relationship. I work collaboratively with clients to help facilitate learning and understanding of self, to create positive change despite the circumstances that led to crisis.
I bring international experience, a specialization in primary addiction prevention, trauma-informed training, a social justice lens, and expertise with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds to my practice. I have had practices in the US, Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Europe).
Call or Tamara Ukwu now for a free 15 minute consultation - (587) 804-0560

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Vancouver, BC V5P

(587) 804-0560
I look forward to be a part of your therapeutic journey and support you develop your coping skills, embrace strength and build resilience
I specialize in Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Trauma and PTSD 
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (587) 804-0560

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Vancouver, BC V5P

(587) 804-0560
I look forward to be a part of your therapeutic journey and support you develop your coping skills, embrace strength and build resilience
I specialize in Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders and Trauma and PTSD 
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • CVAP | Crime Victim
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of British Columbia / 12882 Tamara Ukwu
  • License: RCC - BCACC 18881 / 2023
  • Membership with CVAP, FNHA, EAP (Public Safety of Canada) 2020
  • Attended University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA, MSW, Graduated 2010
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parent - Child Relationship
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Do these issues align with your needs? or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
Do these issues align with your needs? or (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd

Endorsement

Fatima Eisha Gulamhusein
Fatima Eisha Gulamhusein
Tamara brings a culturally appropriate and trauma-informed perspective into her work. She is light-hearted, patient, and kind. Working with Tamara feels authentic and she brings in a wide range of experience and skills.

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Bosnian
Croatian
Serbian

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Bosnian
Croatian
Serbian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I often use EMDR, DBT and CBT modalities in my practice. In your first session, we'll explore what brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress. We will together look at how you process your thoughts, emotions and trauma-related memories. During treatment, I'll help you learn to regulate those and change your feelings and thoughts for the better.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
"
I often use EMDR, DBT and CBT modalities in my practice. In your first session, we'll explore what brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress. We will together look at how you process your thoughts, emotions and trauma-related memories. During treatment, I'll help you learn to regulate those and change your feelings and thoughts for the better.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd

Location

Primary Location

Vancouver, BC V5P

(587) 804-0560

Nearby Areas

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I look forward to be a part of your therapeutic journey and support you develop your coping skills, embrace strength and build resilience
Call for a free consultation now - (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
"
I look forward to be a part of your therapeutic journey and support you develop your coping skills, embrace strength and build resilience
Call for a free consultation now - (587) 804-0560
Tamara Ukwu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC, PhD abd
Last Modified: 4 Apr 2024