As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Tamara has worked and taught in the field of trauma healing for over 20 years, using somatic therapies, expressive arts therapy, EMDR, and other modalities, in a wide variety of settings. She is particularly interested in healing personal, intergenerational, collective, and cultural trauma. She has also worked as a community engagement lead for Reconciliation Canada, as a restorative justice facilitator, and as an adjunct faculty member at Adler University. She is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at SFU, where her research is focused on the power of healing relationships at an Indigenous Healing Village/prison. She is honoured to accompany people on their healing journeys.