TACIANA VELASCO

REGISTERED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER

Hello, I’m Taciana Velasco. I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples— specifically the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.

My cultural background is rooted in Pardo Brazilian ethnicity, a blended European, Native and African ancestries. I have a genuine affinity for collaborating with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds and walks of life.

Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of British Columbia and a specialization in Child Welfare during my Bachelor’s studies, I bring over seventeen years of experience in the field of social services. Across various positions within child welfare and psychiatric settings, I’ve supported children, youth and families navigating different life challenges including, substance misuse, mental health concerns, abuse, poverty, intimate-partner violence (IPV), parent-teen conflict, and more. My experience also encompasses team leadership, group facilitation, and mentoring.

My focus now extends to guiding adults and seniors navigate generational trauma, relationship complexities, separation and divorce, stress and burn-out, loneliness, attachment issues, ADHD, and a diverse range of mental health illness, especially those related to depression and anxiety. In addition, my passion lies in advocating and supporting parents dealing with child protection challenges.

My therapeutic approach integrates a few models, including Attachment-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Guiding my practice, I use an anti-oppressive, strength-based, trauma-informed, and client-centered framework.

Beyond my profession, I cherish family time, connection with nature, exploration of world cuisines and the restorative power of relaxation.

I am here to facilitate your journey towards wellness and inner reconnection. Obrigada (Thank-You)!

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