Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Childhood Abuse
Chronic Illness
Domestic Violence
Eating Issues
Family of Origin
Learning Disorders
Self Esteem
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Assault
Accepting new clients
Currently not accepting clients
Education & Certifications:
  • Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology


Email: catalina@thetherapyspace.co

Our life journey is always going to be filled with ups and downs, and although we have the strength and tools to handle most of the downs, occasionally we may need some support, encouragement, or a listening ear. I understand how upsetting and difficult these experiences may be, and I hope to build a partnership with you so we can face these challenges together. Travelling together on this journey, we will explore your needs, experiences, and goals, and work to uncover your strengths and resources. That way we can identify and implement ways to overcome the difficulties you are experiencing. No topic is off limits with me, my priority is to make sure you feel safe to talk about what is on your mind.

I specialize in working with individuals who need support with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflict, emotion regulation, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm.

Some of my personal hobbies include travelling, hiking, and reading. I also enjoy completing various do-it-yourself crafts, such as painting-by-numbers.

If you think we would be a good fit, please contact me at catalina@thetherapyspace.co to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation! I look forward to meeting you.

Types of therapy:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Experiential Therapy

Community focus:

New To Canada

Q&A with

Catalina Tunariu

What is it like working with you?

Working with me, you can expect an environment where your voice is heard, you feel safe, respected, understood, and validated. While I may provide information about certain approaches or push you outside of your comfort zone to solidify the reality of your strengths or uncover new possibilities, our relationship will ultimately be a partnership, working together to determine the most effective path forward. Finally, because I genuinely care about what you find helpful, you can expect regular check-ins to evaluate our progress and identify areas that may need adjustment.

What do you like most about being a therapist?

What I truly love about being a therapist is witnessing the incredible transformations and growth that my clients achieve. It brings me immense satisfaction and honor to see someone recognize and embrace their own strengths and capabilities. In those moments, I feel confident that the changes made will endure, and that they have gained the knowledge, resources, and strategies to support themselves moving forward. While I find fulfillment in my clients' successes, I also appreciate the setbacks and obstacles we encounter along the way because they serve as a humbling experience, reminding me that we are all on a continuous path of growth and development.

What are some ways you take care of your mental health?

First and foremost, I acknowledge that I can't do it all. Recognizing and accepting my limitations allows me to practice self-compassion, just as I encourage my clients to do. Additionally, I recognize the importance of asking for help; whether it's leaning on family, reaching out to a friend, or seeking my own therapy, I understand that having a support system is crucial for maintaining my mental well-being. Another essential part of my self-care routine is engaging in activities that bring me joy and relaxation such as romantic comedies, Shonda Rhimes TV shows, walks, Zumba classes, paint-by-numbers, Sudoku puzzles, and leisure reading.

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