Tanya Elez, PhD, R. Psych., RMFT

Tanya Elez View Specialties

  • Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 210-552 Columbia st, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 1B1
  • Phone: 604 805 4690
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  • Session Fees: $190. 00 per hour
  • tanyaelez.com


Professional Qualifications: I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy with over twenty years of experience helping individuals, couples and families.
My education includes a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia,  and a Master’s Degree in Psychology and in Marriage and Family Therapy (University of Belgrade and University of Winnipeg). 

In addition to providing therapy services, I supervised Marriage and Family Therapists working towards certification with the Canadian Registry for Marriage and Family Therapists and with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I have taught graduate level courses and provided clinical and administrative consultations with community programs and counselling organizations. What to expect in your work with me?I hold a holistic, positive and hopeful view of human nature and believe that problems people experience are a result of their attempt to cope with the difficulties encountered in life. Each of us is equipped with a set of internal and external resources that we approach life with. When those resources become inaccessible or are insufficient for dealing with the life challenges, we might experience problems or feel stuck. Relationships are essential for our survival and well being. We do not live and thrive in isolation. Healing happens in relationships and we become healthier as we contribute to the well being of those around us.In the initial meetings, we will work together to establish a set of goals and figure out the approach that fits best for you and your circumstances. In order to accomplish your goals, I will join my knowledge and experience with your own strengths, wisdom and expertise. My respectful, gentle and collaborative approach has helped numerous clients make changes that they desired. It is of outmost importance that my clients feel safe and able to explore difficult life experiences in a way that also incorporates their strengths. I see each person and relationship as a miracle and continue to be humbled by human resiliency, strength, and ability to overcome serious life challenges.You can expect to meet me in a safe, comfortable environment in which you will be in charge of setting the goals and determining the pace of our work. You can expect a therapist who is striving to be genuine and brings a wealth of life and work experience into therapy.As a result of this work, you will not only be able to resolve your current issues, but will also develop a greater capacity for intimacy and for facing future life challenges.Personal informationI currently live in New Westminster, BC with my long term partner and my family, including two boys, a Golden Doodle, and a cat named Chuckles. Prior to moving to BC in order to complete my PhD in Counselling Psychology at UBC, my family lived in Manitoba for fifteen years. We have experienced both the joys and struggles of couplehood, raising a family and moving through challenging life transitions. I immigrated from the Former Yugoslavia many years ago. One of my newest accomplishments is a purple belt in karate.












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New Westminster BC