Teela Tomassetti – Counselor
Teela Tomassetti is honoured to be a part of the team at Aurora Recovery Centre as an addictions counsellor. Teela has over a decade of clinical experience in individual, couples, group and family counselling in a variety of areas such as domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, mental health and addictions. In those roles she worked with a diverse population to support those in reaching their own personal goals.
Teela has also had the terrific experience of creating new programs and initiatives for areas such as addiction and mental health. She has always worked from a member centred strength based counselling style approach and believes that the member has the answer, that she is the one who walks alongside them.
Teela is very passionate about her counselling and supporting her community and believes that doing this kind of work is a privilege. So much so that she makes the drive from Winnipeg every day (some call it crazy she calls it passion). She feels individuals that are suffering with addiction and are able to reach out for help are the bravest people she will ever encounter.
Outside of Aurora Teela loves spending time with her supportive partner, her two beautiful nieces as well as anything having to do with the arts. She sits on the board of Bravestone Centre and feels strongly about ending violence against women, also works casually at the Youth Mobile Crisis Unit and in the performing arts. Teela plans to begin her Masters in Counselling Psychology next fall. She is looking forward to the journey ahead with the members here and wants anyone reading this and considering coming in to Aurora to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!