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Tamara Banks, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hi! My name is Tamara. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been working in the counseling field since 2001. I hold certifications as a National Board Certified Counselor, School Counselor and Violence, Loss and Trauma Counseling. I earned my Master's in Counseling and Educational Specialist in Counselor Supervision degrees from Marshall University Graduate College, where I also work as an adjunct professor. I have experience working with clients of all ages, school aged to adult, who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, self-esteem, self-harm, PTSD, and trauma.

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including impact therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, transactional analysis, choice theory and trauma therapies. I tailor my approach to you and your needs. I believe it is important to find a therapist who is a good fit. I am a compassionate and straightforward counselor who is genuinely interested in the improvement in your quality of life. I believe we all need a little help and support from time to time, and I hope to help erase the stigma that is sometimes associated with "seeing a counselor".

It takes courage to reach out. If you are ready to take that next step, I am ready to work with you. I work full time as a school counselor, so I schedule my own appointments. Once we determine that we are a good fit for working together, you can tell me times that work best for you for an appointment, and I will schedule . It has been my privilege and honor to work with my clients, and I am looking forward to working with you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
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License information

WV LPC 1642

Reviews

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She’s amazing.

Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thankyou Tamara. I don’t think I would be here still without you helping me straighten the thoughts in my head. You were very personable and understanding and helped me see things in my life more clearly. You’re excellent at what you do.

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tamara is very empathetic and understanding.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’m so so thankful for Tamara.

Written on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem