About Dr. Tanja Haley
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about Dr. Tanja's background. Dr. Tanja Haley is a psychologist in private practice in North West Calgary, Alberta. Tanja holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Calgary, and has worked in a variety of settings from single-session walk-in therapy to longer-term counselling. She has also taught at both the Master's and Ph.D. level, along with supervising many beginning psychologists over the past 18 years.
As well as possessing extensive experience working with individuals, Tanja specializes in working with couples and is a fully Certified Gottman Therapist. She also recently achieved her Certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the combination of these two approaches in her couples work creates a very effective and powerful model of helping couples achieve their goals. For more information about the process of certification, please watch Dr. Tanja's short video. Her areas of expertise include relationship/intimacy issues, trauma, and stress/depression. When you meet Tanja, you will quickly discover that learning is a lifelong endeavor for her, and she is excited to bring those skills to her work with her clients. She also appreciates being able to learn from each and every client she has had the privilege of working with.
Teaching people about psychology and its benefits is a passion for Dr. Tanja, and she appeared monthly on the Global News Morning Edition as their relationship expert for over 3 years. She has transitioned from that role, and is now delighted to be offering The Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples with her colleague Dr. Brad Hagen. Fun fact: Dr. Tanja appeared on an episode of the Dr. Phil show in 2007 as one of their 'experts'!
Through her private practice Tanja provides both individual and couples therapy, and she feels very honoured to be able to do the work that she loves every day. When she is not at work you will find Tanja spending time with her family, enjoying the company of her husband of over 26 years Steve, or running along the paths in Calgary.
Her respect, passion, and belief in the strengths of her clients are a cornerstone in her work.
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
– George Bernard Shaw