Erica Tatham, M.Sc., M.A.
Each and every one of us faces trials and tribulations that can make life more difficult to manage. In these moments of hardship and emotional distress, one of the most important and difficult decisions you can make is to seek out therapy for the support you need; I want to commend you for considering your psychological growth by reaching out, and I would be honoured to support you on your journey toward improved mental, emotional, and relational health!
In individual therapy, I typically work with adults who are experiencing distressing emotions related to symptoms of depression and anxiety. These symptoms can be due to a variety of reasons, such as the loss of a loved one, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, workplace changes, identity issues, childhood traumas or other traumatic experiences, or difficulties managing a personal illness or the illness of a loved one. I support individuals to find their personalized pathway to healing to minimize their distress and explore the causes of their difficulties. In the first few sessions of therapy, I will listen to you share your story at a pace that is comfortable for you and we will together determine what your therapeutic goals may be. I will provide my professional opinion, and we will create an individualized plan to achieve those goals together. I pride myself on providing a very supportive and non-judgemental relationship in therapy, and primarily practice as an integrative therapist who integrates effective therapeutic interventions including emotion-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapies.
In psychological and neuropsychological assessments, I typically work with adults experiencing emotional distress, complex and challenging personality traits, and/or changes to their thinking and cognitive abilities due to illness or head trauma. The outcome of these assessments helps an individual understand the impact of their illness or condition on everyday life experiences. The process for assessments typically involves an initial interview, questionnaires and performance measures to evaluate your current psychological and/or cognitive state, and a feedback session where make recommendations to improve your everyday functioning.
II am currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology (specialization in neuropsychology) at York University. At CFIR, I am a pre-doctoral psychology resident under the supervision of Dr. Lila Hakim, C.Psych., Dr. Aleks Milosevic, C.Psych., Dr. Khuraman Mamedova, C.Psych., and Dr. Mark Coates, C. Psych.
I have completed two Master’s degrees in clinical psychology and neuroscience. This training has provided me with fundamental knowledge on emotion processing and the relationship between brain and behaviour. I have previously provided treatment services as well as neuropsychological and psychological assessment services at various clinical settings, such as Toronto Western Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital, York University Psychology Clinic, and Valentin & Blackstock Psychology Clinic. This training has provided me with fundamental knowledge on emotion processing and the relationship between brain and behaviour. I have shared this expertise through numerous conference presentations and over 12 peer-reviewed research publications, and while being the Health Psychology Course Instructor at York University. I am also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
- Anger & Emotion Regulation
- Anxiety & Stress
- Depression, Mood & Grief
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Self-Growth & Self-Esteem
- Sexuality, Gender & Relationship Diversity
- Trauma Psychology & PTSD