Taryn Smith is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, based in Victoria, BC. She provides individual counselling via the phone, secure video and in person (starting August 24th, 2021).
Taryn is a registered counsellor with ICBC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care, and a master’s degree in Counselling. She specializes in LGBTQ2IA+ issues, chronic health issues, disabilities and has lived experience in these areas. She also has expertise in addictions, depression, anxiety and interpersonal issues.
Taryn believes that her clients are the experts of their own lives. Utilizing a person-centered approach, she collaborates with each client to select the therapeutic tools that will work best. She uses a variety of methods including mindfulness, narrative therapy, guided visualizations for relaxation and assisting clients in developing internal resources.