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Tamara Ukwu MSW

U-Matter is a trusted counseling service based in Vancouver, BC. We are professionally trained to provide strength-based therapy to individuals and families to help you reach utmost wellness. 

I have more than 15 years of providing therapy to diverse individuals from a wide spectrum of cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. I work mostly with youth and their families, experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and different forms of depression.

My practice is person-centered approach, trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive, strength-based, multicultural, multiracial, and multiethnic. I am Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) approved counselor. I help clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth. I am committed to providing a 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 bring international experience, specialization in primary prevention of addiction, trauma-informed training (DBT and CBT trained), 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.

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1745 Kingsway

Burnaby, BC