Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 30 years. I have had a wonderfully varied career working with people of all ages and with all types of issues.
The first thing to know about me is that I believe in change. I facilitate it, I see it everyday, and I myself experience it. When we are struggling to find our way, it is often hard to remember that change is a constant - it is the one thing we can count on! The tricky thing about change is that it can be very scary - we as humans like to know what is going to happen and how we can prepare for it! Life often just doesn't give a heads up - so each of us need to have the skills within to cope, and thrive, when change arrives. Counseling with me helps discover and strengthen those skills - all within a supportive and caring therapeutic relationship!
Because people are different, I have a variety of treatment options in my counseling practice that is tailored to specific needs. I have training in Client Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma and Motivational Interviewing to name just a few. At the base of all these theories is the relationship between the therapist and the client. This relationship is paramount to successful outcomes - I believe clients need to feel heard, supported and validated.
I love my work, I love helping people change and feel better, and most importantly, I love connecting with clients. Hope we work together soon!
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I also have experience in LGBT and Queer issues, Family Systems, Trauma and Abuse, Grief, Sexual Health, Education, Higher Education Transitioning and Disability Access, Parenting, Coaching, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care, Social Skills Acquisition and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder Read more...
LPC #001097 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
Tamara is just what I needed at this time in my life. She is clearly very experienced, focused on being proactive and solutions oriented. Its wonderful to have someone to speak to who listens without judgment, makes you realise you are only human and knows how to help you chart a way forward. Recommended!
I've worked with Tamara twice and I'm always so grateful for the insightful perspective she offers. It's so refreshing to have such objective and meaningful dialogue!
Tamara is really brilliant at validating my emotions and experiences and helping me to contemplate solutions for myself. I've been with her for about 2 months and already feel a big improvement in my self esteem. I wasn't able to continue for longer due to financial issues in this new pandemic lockdown but hopefully I will be back and will definitely be requesting Tamara. :)
Tamara Williams-Reding has saved my life. I would be in a dark pit of despair if it weren't for her, and for that I owe her my life. She's very respectable, responds in a timely matter, and will listen to your entire story and ask follow-up questions to make sure you are helped in the best way she could possibly help you. She has this trusting aura about her that you know you can tell her anything and she will do anything to better your situation.
Amazing personality! I feel completely at ease speaking with Tamara. I can express my self openly and it’s been an amazing experience. I feel that with continued work I will see a huge improvement in my wellbeing.
This is first time in therapy and I could not have asked for a better therapist than Tamara. She is so personable, thoughtful and a really great listener. She really gets me and has so many valuable systems of support to offer.
Tamara is lovely, energetic, and extremely warm. I felt comfortable talking with her in the first few minutes and am so happy that BetterHelp matched me with her!
I’ve been with Tamara for just over a month now and I could not have asked for a better person. She’s supportive, understanding, and talks in a way that is perfect for me to understand. She is super observant and knows exactly what I need & to talk about. Honestly could not have been a better person for me. 1000000/10!
I've never tried therapy before. I haven't been opposed to it, just rather finding the money and the time for it always seemed to be inconvenient. Having the money now, alongside some developments in the complexity of my current relationship, life, and work environment, led me to try out therapy.
I was matched with Tamara and had no idea what to expect, how could I! Everything has been great so far. I have found myself discovering new things about how I think or why I think a certain way, or react to a certain thing, and am able to process those reactions and feelings more quickly, with a deeper level of understanding.
Tamara has done great work so far, she's super easy to talk to, and even when some more awkward conversations come up she makes it super not-so-awkward, which is definitely appreciated. I am looking forward to continuing to work with her and can truly say Tamara has helped me understand my brain and heart more!
In the short time I’ve known Tamara she has been super supportive, a great listener, kind, and asks such amazing compelling questions. She is funny and so easy to get along with! I was matched with the best counselor possible! Thank you!
She is just awesome!
An amazing and energetic counselor! She was a really good and thoughtful listener and easy to talk to!
Tamara is an incredibly wonderful and professional. She has helped me through some very tough times and has helped me find some closure, as well personal development on taking control of my anxiety.
Fantastic woman, very skilled, already helped me a lot in a few sessions. Thanks!
She’s been terrific!
When speaking with Tamara, it never feels like I’m at a therapy appointment, it feels like I am talking to a close mentor. She often jumps in with the unexpected comment or input that is just oh so accurate. I appreciate how much I felt heard and understood by Tamara, and that I’m being mentored in life and spirit and being helped along the way rather than simply working on my mental health. It’s a small aspect, but has a large effect on feeling very empowered after every session. Even when I’ve come to sessions distressed and anxious, I leave feeling empowered and capable of handling my situation.
I can’t believe how well I clicked with Tamara right off the bat! Loving this whole service so far.
Tamara is an amazing counselor. She makes me feel relaxed talking to her as if I've known her a long time. I appreciate her advice and the things she makes me think about. She also has a sense of humor to lighten the mood when appropriate! Highly recommend her!
All is going very well. Still evaluating.
Tamara is the best I have come across yet. She is literally the only person that listens to me and helps me see things differently. She messages even if I don't message just to see how I'm getting on. If I ever need help in the future I will always be looking for Tamara.
Tamara is such a kind, listening and caring person. She helped me a lot to open up about my feeling & problems and it was surprisingly easy to just tell her everything, which was really hard because of my trust issues. She really understands and remembers the thing you’ve told her. I consider myself very lucky to be assigned to her, thank you so much for everything Tamara.
Tamara is amazing just her energy and vibrancy makes me instantly feel better. She is a great listener and always responds in a timely manner.
Tamara is an incredibly caring and thoughtful individual. She truly listens to what you have to say and supports you fully throughout your journey. I love how Tamara makes me laugh and wants to learn about my interests in addition to helping me fight my mental illness. I trust her completely and she is so easy to talk to. Honestly I don’t know what I would do without her!
Tamara has been such a Godsend. She empowered me in areas of my life I used to resent, and helped me learn to peacefully dialogue with myself. I’m so much better equipped to tackle the complexities of life because of her help.
Tamara is absolutely amazing! I’ve been seeing her for a few weeks now and I’ve really enjoyed our sessions. She has such a warm personality and radiates such kindness that makes you instantly feel comfortable and safe to talk about anything.