A little about Tamar

Tamar Spilberg focused her entire career on cultivating skills needed to help people who are suffering. Tamar has helped children and adults dealing with all kinds of mental health afflictions, including anxiety disorders, social issues, eating disorders, depression, and self-esteem problems. She has helped repair dysfunctional family units, rekindle waning relationships, and re-open lines of communication among individuals locked in conflict. Tamar has extensive experience in helping those in abusive relationships, as well as people dealing with divorce, separation, and parenting, in a safe, and attentive therapeutic environment. Her space encourages profound sharing and communication.


Tamar's personal life has also given her an intimate and experiential insight into family dynamics. Tamar lives happily in Richmond Hill with her husband and four children, and her lifestyle embodies the balance she strives to share with her patients.

What inspires my practice

  • Practicing and enjoying yoga regularly to find inner peace
  • Manifesting the Mindfulness philosophy
  • Facilitating groups for moms and children; workshop for parents on parenting and Life with children.
  • Helping high school students through promoting physical and mental health 
  • The reward of seeing an individual achieving their goals


Tamar graduated from Concordia University in 1993 with an Honours Bachelors degree in Psychology. She went on to receive a Masters degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University in New York City. She is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, and is a member in good standing with the Association of Social Workers.


A believer in the power of the mind, Tamar combines contemporary schools of psychotherapy with an eclectic, ever dynamic personal style of therapy that adapts to each individual's needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviours that cause people's difficulties, and thus change the way they feel during and handle incidents. She also uses Psychoanalytic Talk to encourage clients to vocalize their problems and painful life events in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, therefore gaining the chance to receive new insights, reducing stress, gaining ability to share in a caring space, and learning coping mechanisms. She is recognized for her care and compassion, patient-oriented approach, and for promoting self-empowerment. 


Tamar has worked with a wide range of patients from children, to students, to adults, to couples, who come to see her for different personal challenges. Her successful therapy practice has drawn patients from as far out as Bolton, Aurora, Newmarket, and the Toronto area to her Maple and Thornhill locations.