Tamara Ward

LCSW, LICSW

About Me

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are.

My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today!

I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences.

I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #4605C (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #52987 (Expires: 2022-08-31)

LCSW #6234 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tamara Ward. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.A. on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

An amazing listener and truly tries to understand her patients and their needs. Never pushes other therapies if patient isnt interested in those outlets and tries to find alternatives to fit their needs! They make their patients feel heard and will ask questions to further clarify as a way to better understand the situation/thought processes of patient.

Written by S.H. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Excellent therapist who has been able to make me understand my situation in a different light

Written by P.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Tamara took time to read my intake and suggested a therapist who is trained in a specific area of need.

Written by L.A. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She has been a knowledgeable and caring confidant for me in a time that has been fairly dark and confusing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional listening ear to talk through your own troubles!

Written by T.E. on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Such an amazing, caring and personable therapist. I can tell she cared about my well being and was absolutely amazing!

Written by A.N. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve loved speaking with Tamara and the tips she sends.

Written by S.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Tamera is amazing

Written by F.R. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Tamara is amazing. She has helped me so much I can’t even put words to it

Written by A.M. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Tamara Ward is amazing! She has helped me so much in a short amount of time!

Written by A.N. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tamara is amazing and it is so easy to build an easy rapport and trust in her. I’m so lucky to have been placed with Tamara

Written by R.O. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's so kind. You feel heard and respected, and what you say is taken seriously. She gives very helpful and thoughtful advice for dealing with things.

Written by A.N. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Tamara is the best counselor/therapist I've ever had and I've had quite a few. She's so understanding and non judgemental! She's helped me more in a month than all of my past therapists combined. She has a wealth of knowledge that I am beyond thankful for. She has greatly improved my life already.

Written by N.E. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

This was the best experience and help ever. Thank you

Written by A.M. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Tamara has been amazing to work with. She is very knowledgeable and empathetic. I feel very comfortable working with her. Honestly I feel extremely fortunate to be given the chance to work with such a dedicated professional when mental healthcare is so difficult to find in my area.

Written by B.R. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s awesome

Written by C.U. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've had two phone counseling sessions with Tamara and they have been extremely low stress and pleasant. She has an absolute wealth of knowledge on how to approach the various issues I've been seeking help for and is an extremely comforting and calm therapist to speak to. She has also offered me worksheets and given me things to think about throughout the weeks and these have helped me progress immensely. I thought talking to someone about my mental health would be extremely stressful and upsetting, but with Tamara it hasn't been, and even my most emotional conversations left me feelings more free than worked up. She is extremely talented and caring and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone else struggling with issues similar to my own.

Written by R.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is professional and knowledgeable. I really respect her insight and guidance.

Written by L.O. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Tamara for 2 weeks

Good listener and very professional

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