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Tara Smith, M.A., RCC

My name is Tara. 

I am a Master's level Counsellor, Family Mediator, and Divorce Coach. I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with trauma, high conflict issues, grief, mental health, and life transitions. I believe we each have the ability to live our best life, within our means, if we choose to. I would like to help you discover what that means for you! 

Welcome to Elemental Family Mediation and Counselling

My Story

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Family Mediator, and Certified Divorce Coach. I work with individuals, couples, and families dealing with mental health issues, relational issues, and life transitions. I have been working within the mental health community for many years and have created an effective skillset to help individuals and couples grow beyond their current personal and relational struggles towards having a ‘life worth living’.


Areas of focus:

  • Relational conflict and communication skills to recover and deepen intimacy in key relationships

  • Relationship styles and creating new dialogues

  • Barriers to life satisfaction and emotional intimacy such as trauma, attachment issues, family of origin issues, addiction & recovery issues

  • Decision-making and stages of grief and change

  • Ending relationships gracefully

  • Separation Mediation

  • Parenting decisions and agreements


Summary of Skills and Training:

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy-Advanced Training

  • Relational Life Therapy-Level 1 Training

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Feminist Perspectives

  • Existential Psychology

  • Conflict Resolution/Interests Based Mediation

  • Life/Divorce Coaching

  • 12 Steps

  • Buddhist Psychology

  • Yoga


I am rooted in the firm belief that we all have the potential to live our best lives, and I would like to help you discover and realize what that means for you!



#204-3306 32 Avenue

Vernon, B.C. V1T 2M6




Tues, Thurs 10 am - 7 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday by Special Appointment


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