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!
Areas of Expertise:
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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
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Tamara is really the best. I'm very thankful to have met her and the work we have done together for almost a year now. She's been always there for me and I appreciate her greatly.
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 9 months
Never enough stars for Tamara! I always look forward to our easy chats, words of comfort and encouragement and most often lots of laughs too.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
She is just the best. She helps me through all sorts of life challenges and helps me build tools to accomplish anything!
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Tamara has been a great help dealing with anxiety and a lot of changes and challenges in my life. Tamara provided some good tools and helped me navigate through this difficult time. Tamara helped me not be so hard on myself and restore the calmness in my head
Thank you for everything
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Tamara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Tamara has been an absolutely vital part of my recovery process and has helped me to find tools to navigate my anxiety and depression and most importantly has taught me to be kind to myself. I am so grateful to her for her kindness and expertise and couldn’t recommend her more for anyone struggling and needing help.
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Tamara is amazing! So grateful for her :)
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues