Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #001097 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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.