I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in the State of Ohio. I earned my Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 1996. I spent over 15 years in a public social service setting working with adolescents and their families. Most recently I have been in a school setting working with middle school aged youth. I have worked with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and the stress of parenting.
My nonjudgmental, supportive and compassionate nature allows me to build and maintain therapeutic relationships. I have a client centered approach and would enjoy working with you to set both short term and long term goals in therapy. I could help you develop the skills and strategies you’ll need to overcome current and future challenges you may face
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904010019
OH LISW I.0008186-SUPV
Tamara is a kind and wonderful listener that provides valuable guidance through life’s ups and downs.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Tammy is always there to listen and help me find ways to navigate what’s going on. She makes me feel comfortable and never feel like a burden. This was my first therapy experience and she has made it awesome
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Tamara is the first therapist I’ve spoken with whom I felt truly cares about me and doesn’t see me as just another client. She always remembers who and what I’m talking about even if we haven’t talked about that person/topic in months. She reaches out to me when I miss sessions. Knowing my dietary restrictions, she’s sent me recipes after hours that she’s looked up and thinks I could eat. I cannot recommend Tamara enough.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse
She is so kind and understanding while challenging me in the best ways for me
Written on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Tamara has always been readily available, and always up to date on my current topic of discussion when we chat. She offers very helpful advice, as well as worksheets that help a lot! She is very easy to talk to and I feel comfortable speaking with her
Written on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Tamara is lovely to talk to and quickly grasped my concerns from the start. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety issues.
Written on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders