Joie de Vivre Psychological Services

Tania Jacobs

M.Ed., R. Psych.


I am a Registered Psychologist certified in Hakomi mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy. I have a Master's in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. I particularly enjoy working with family of origin issues and helping clients change problematic patterns in their lives. Clients typically come to see me because they are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating life's transitions. The Hakomi method uses mindfulness and accesses the wisdom contained in the body to bring patterns and beliefs into conscious awareness, empowering clients for personal growth and lasting change.

I am a widow and mother of two young children, so I am also versed in issues of grief and loss as well as parenting and attachment. I work primarily with individual adult and adolescent clients, but also have training in play therapy for working with younger children. 

In my free time I can usually be found running trails in Edmonton's beautiful river valley. I also enjoy yoga, cycling, hiking, camping, skiing, and reading.