I am a Social Worker licensed in Virginia with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges. I specialize in working with POC and persons within the LGBTQ+ communities. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines ACT, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904009945
Incredible clinician. Knows how to guide conversation in a productive and healthy way. Holds me accountable for my own self sabbatage and validates when I show up for myself.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Gave goals the I mastered, set goals for each session. Had encouragement when progress was made.
Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, and intimacy-related issues
Tamara has changed my life and I can’t thank her enough for everything she has helped me through. I am finally growing into the better me I’ve always wanted and will continue to work with her to make sure I stay here and only go up from here. The matching process on Better Help nailed it when matching her with me, she’s the therapist I needed.
Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Tamara has a very light friendly energy that makes it so comfortable for me to confide in her. Through speaking with her, I can tell that she truly understands by the insight that she gives. She asks very powerful questions that leave me delightfully pondering, that helps me to give myself grace. She is also very encouraging and I leave the sessions feeling relieved and positive. Thank you Tamara!
Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes