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Our Approach

We believe that each person’s unique experiences have a voice, and it’s our goal to help that voice be heard.

We excel at creating customized programs for all ages where therapy, coaching and purposeful activities come together for recovery and overall well-being.

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What Makes Us Unique

Variety & Flexibility

Embrace Rec is a client centred service that allows us to custom tailor programs using multiple techniques and coaching sessions that will best serve your needs.  The inclusion of Recreation Therapy mixed with other therapies like Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Animal Therapy and Raindrop Technique Massage for example allows us to switch courses based on your responses.  Our clients find that being able to talk through difficult topics while having fun doing activities that you’ve identified interest you, allows you to progress faster and more effectively than simply talking with someone week after week. 

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Our Light System 

Your On Call Service

We recognize that there are times when you are in a crisis and want to be able to connect with someone you already know and trust.  When you work with Melissa you gain access to her 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. 

Melissa has designed a texting system using lighting codes (Red/Yellow/Green) that will identify to her if you need immediate help and need to be contacted. 

Our clients love the accessibility and comfort of knowing a friendly ear is standing by to help them if needed. 

Melissa Tar, Founder of Embrace Rec
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