Our Therapist

Kim Silverthorn B.A., R.P.C., M.P.C.C., C.T.

Kim Silverthorn is a registered Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (M.P.C.C.) through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (C.P.C.A.).   She is also a registered Counselling Therapist with ACTA – the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.  Kim has an Honours B.A. in Sociology and Crime and Deviance from the University of Toronto; and a Diploma of Applied Counselling and Psychology from Kelowna College.  She comes to Beaumont by way of central Ontario, the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta.

Kim has worked for more than 30 years providing therapeutic supports for individuals and for families. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self harm, eating disorders, low esteem, stress, sleep disturbance issues, grief/loss issues and relationship support/couples counselling (this also includes co-parenting support, for couples who do not want to stay together, but who want to provide their children with the best family dynamic possible).

Kim also offers Neurofeedback Training/Therapy to clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self harm, eating disorders, addictions, sleep issues, migraines, work/sports performance needs, low motivation, self-esteem issues and stress.

And Kim offers a broad range of Professional Development Training opportunities (CEC approved) for various community groups and agencies, throughout Alberta.  She facilitates Support Groups and community based Workshops (online and in-person) which address a wide variety of mental health issues.  And Kim writes the  weekly “Dear Tacit” mental wellness articles that are published in newspapers (hard copies and online) all across Canada.

Kim’s Availability: Kim works out of the Beaumont office, and sees clients in-person and via Zoom, on Mondays to Thursdays (afternoons and evenings, from 1pm to 8:30pm); and on Saturdays (afternoons, from 12 noon to 6pm).  

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Our Associate Therapist

Teagan Mitchell B.A., M.C., C.Y.C.C.

Teagan has her Masters of Counselling Degree.  She is registered as a C.C.C. (Canadian Certified Counsellor) with the C.C.P.A .(Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).  She is also registered as a therapist through ACTA (The Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta).  Teagan has had more than 10 years of clinical experience, and specializes in marginalized populations and complex cases. Her areas of expertise include clients who struggle with addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, sexuality, domestic violence and relationship issues. Teagan offers EMDR therapy in addition to her diverse Talk Therapy modalities, as an option for her clients.

Teagan considers herself to be a holistic practitioner.  She explores the connections between the body, mind, heart, and spirit, helping clients heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration, while creating a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. In her spare time, Teagan can often be found tending to her garden, biking with her kitten, or kayaking with her dog. She is as bright, cheery, and playful, as she is also calming, non-judgmental, and understanding. She loves The Lord of The Rings, slurpees, and tacos, but not necessarily in that order!

Teagan’s Availability: Teagan works out of her office in Edmonton at 17214 60 Ave (about 30 min away from Beaumont) – she sees clients in-person and via Zoom, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 8pm.

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Our Associate Therapist

Larisa Jeffares B.A., C.Y.C.C., S.E.P., C.T.

Larisa is registered as a counselling therapist through A.C.T.A. (The Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta) and will soon be registered as a R.P.C. (Registered Professional Counsellor) with the C.P.C.A (Canadian Professional Counsellors Association). She has more than 22 years of therapy experience in the mental health field; and also has a Child and Youth Care Degree. Larisa specializes in working with Indigenous populations, with high risk teens and families, and with 4th trimester work (which includes support for new parents, for the first few years of a child’s life). Her areas of expertise include addictions, sexual abuse and exploitation, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence and relationship issues. She works with individuals and with families.  And she provides support to teens and adults.

Larisa brings her own unique style to the counselling support that she provides to her clients.  She offers the opportunity to use nature as a learning environment (and will provide nature-assisted therapy sessions with her clients, outside of an office setting, if they wish).  She has her certification as a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) and is also a certified Reiki practitioner and a Yoga Instructor.  Larisa specializes in trauma and mindfulness therapy modalities.  She believes all people have a unique story, and her passion to assist each one realize the beauty and strength in theirs.  Larisa’s work guides her clients through an experience of reconnection to themselves (emotionally, physically and mentally), because this essential foundation often gets lost when a person experiences trauma.

Larisa lives in Edmonton with her 2 sons, her husband and a dog named Ned. She loves most practices that are connected to nature, synchronized swimming, yoga, qigong and spending time with her friends and family.  Larisa will soon be training a new puppy as an animal-assisted therapy support dog, for clients who feel this would be helpful and calming.

Larisa’s Availability: Larisa works out of her office in Edmonton, in the Roots on Whyte building (at 8135 102 Street), about 20 min away from Beaumont.  She is available to see clients in-person or via Zoom, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (from 11am to 4:30pm). She also sees clients in-person, in the Beaumont office (on Wednesdays, from 12 noon to 6pm), and in various outdoor locations (for the Nature-Assisted Therapy option she offers).

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Our Neurofeedback Training Associate

Helen Allan

Helen joins Tacit after having worked in the human services field for more than 30 years.  Helen has a Human Resources and Labour Relations Degree (from Athabasca University); a Career Development Practitioners Diploma (from Concordia University of Edmonton); and a Human Resources Management Certificate (from the University of Alberta).  She has primarily worked in the areas of career counselling, human resources management and life skills coaching.  Helen also has had a great deal of experience facilitating personal and professional development workshops on a variety of topics (including teamwork and collaboration, embracing change, personal accountability, career planning/transition, study skills, employment preparation, self esteem, and parenting skills).  She has spent her career working closely with students, teachers, children, youth, staff members, and community members, in general.

Helen has Scottish roots but has called Canada home for many years – she has lived with her family in Beaumont for the last 20 of those years. Helen believes life is a growth journey of endeavoring to understand ourselves and others while celebrating differences!

Helen’s Availability: Helen works with Neurofeedback clients only, and provides in-person support during their regular sensor sessions – she does not provide Intake support or offer any counselling to our clients.  Neurofeedback Sessions are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (or at other times, upon special request).

Our Neurofeedback Training Associate

Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay is Tacit’s newest Neurofeedback Associate.  After receiving an Honours Degree in History from the University of Victoria, Lindsay and his wife Danielle moved to Beaumont to pursue careers in the health care industry. Lindsay has dreams of becoming a physician and has been studying science, in addition to his undergraduate work, for nearly ten years.

Along with his pursuit of medical school, Lindsay brings 20 years of experience in the Canadian Film/Television/Theatre industries. As a seasoned performer, writer, director, producer, and musician, he is eager to draw upon his interpersonal skills to facilitate the most enjoyable and helpful Neurofeedback Training sessions at Tacit.

Lindsay and Danielle have just started their own little family, and welcomed their first child this year.

Lindsay’s Availability: Lindsay works with Neurofeedback clients only, and provides in-person support during their regular sensor sessions – he does not provide Intake support or offer any counselling to our clients.  Neurofeedback Sessions are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (or at other times, upon special request).



Questions You May Have About Us

If you have never used our counselling services specifically, or counselling services in general, we know you probably have some questions. We believe this section, along with the rest of the website, has the answers you are looking for. However, if cannot find the answers you seek, please feel free to reach out to us. 

Tacit Knowledge is a private counselling practice which is based out of Beaumont.  Our therapists are physically located in Beaumont and in two different locations in Edmonton, and regularly provide counselling services to people and agencies all across Canada.

Upon request, Tacit is happy to travel to locations all across Canada, as part of the Professional Development/Training options that we also provide.

Our therapists see clients both virtually (via Zoom) AND in-person (in the Beaumont office, in two different office locations in Edmonton; and in various nature-based settings, in Beaumont and all over the Edmonton and outlying areas, if clients choose the nature-assisted therapy sessions).

The client has the choice of either format for any of their sessions – they do not have to just pick one method of therapy and stick with it all of the time.  For example, if the weather is bad or a client is running late for their appointment, they may opt for Zoom sessions, even if they typically see their therapist in-person.

Counselling provides a client with an increased understanding and awareness of self.  Our therapists get to know each client by first understanding the challenges that the client is facing from his/her perspective.  The therapist then helps the client come from a place of confidence and strength as he/she overcomes those challenges in a successful and healthy way.  Counselling is a unique process that is different for every person.  Tacit ensures that the therapeutic supports offered to each client is genuine, empowering, and relative to their own personality, needs and strengths.  We honour our clients for how far they have already come in their journey, and we feel privileged that the client allows us to join them as they continue to move forward through their counselling process. For more information please click HERE.

Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length.  Couples/Family counselling sessions are often 70 minutes long – this provides a little extra time when there is more than one client, in the same session, who will be speaking/sharing.

Confidentiality basically means privacy.  A client may share any of the details that are discussed in the counselling session with anyone that they would like to – the information is theirs.  But the therapist is bound by the laws of confidentiality and may not share session information with any third party, without the client’s written permission; or unless the issues being discussed fall under the “exceptions” legislation.  These exceptions to confidentiality include information that relates to the abuse or neglect of anyone under the age of 18; information relating to a the disclosure of possible plans for suicide or homicide; or information covered under a court order, when a subpoena has been issued for that information.

Clients are encouraged to access any financial coverage and/or support benefits that they may be entitled to receive through their Employee Assistance Programs/Workplace Benefit Policy (please inquire with your health insurance provider regarding the details of your coverage).

Any fees for psychological services that not covered by a Benefit Program may be deducted on a client’s personal income tax return each year, under health care expenses.

Tacit works in partnership with the In The Weeds Program.  Anyone working in the hospitality industry (in any position – as a dishwasher, cook, server, hostess, manager, owner, etc), in Edmonton and the outlying areas, is eligible for this counselling subsidy support.  Participants can access 3 free therapy sessions with their choice of any of our Tacit therapists.

Clients who reside in Beaumont can also inquire about their possible eligibility for subsidized counselling supports (offered by Beaumont FCSS) – this is an income-based support program.  Tacit offers their own sliding fee schedule as well (which is also income-based).

Tacit Knowledge offers pro-rated workshop rates for non-profit organizations who request our Professional Development/Training services.

Tacit accepts cash, cheque and etransfer payments for all counselling services that are provided.  Payment is expected before or immediately after each session.   Invoices are not issued.  Receipts are provided by email when the payment has been processed.  There is a $75 fee for any NSF cheque.  There is also a full session payment cancellation fee that applies to any appointment that is missed/cancelled with less than 2 Tacit business days’ notice, prior to the day of the session. For information about rates and fees, please click HERE.

This sophisticated brain training tool was designed by a team of clinical psychologists and it has been used for 30 years. The NeurOptimal® system (used by Tacit Knowledge) measures the differences in the electrical signal emitted from the scalp, from .01 hertz to 64 hertz. This electrical signal is mathematically measured 256 times per second, by voltage changes, and is read through the NeurOptimal® software program which initiates an interruption in the audio/video stream as it detects when a change is about to happen. This small minute interruption is enough for a client to notice. Neurofeedback training allows a client to observe their brain activity and optimize their mindset.

For more information about our Neurofeedback Therapy services, click here.