Tanja Schudel Couple and Family therapist

Tanja Schudel is a licensed clinical social worker and couple and family therapist. She has 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker at the CLSC working with children and families. She recently completed a specialized applied Master’s program in couple and family therapy at McGill which included a joint internship at the Jewish General Hospital in the Couple and Family Therapy clinic and the Secure Child.

Tanja has experience working with children/adolescents and their families who are struggling with mental health issues (including symptoms of depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues and challenges with emotional regulation). She has worked with families struggling with grief and bereavement and families who have suffered various types of trauma. She also has experience with neurodivergent families and has helped families process a new diagnosis. She has developed a special interest in positive parenting approaches that support attachment security and is a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parent group and the Connect Parent group; both designed to support the parent-child relationship from an attachment perspective. 

At the Secure Child, Tanja offers family therapy, couple therapy and parent coaching. She offers a systemic approach that focuses on the couple or family’s interactional patterns and supports relationship security. She works with children and adults of all ages and offers couple/family therapy in both English and French. Tanja embraces each family or couple with warmth and compassion, takes the time to explore the dynamics and collaborates with each couple or family to help them navigate the challenges they are facing. 

Languages: English, French