Tamara Williams-Reding

(M.Ed., LPC)

About Me

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!

Tamara

Areas of Expertise:
Depression
Stress, Anxiety
Relationship issues
Life transitions
Psycho-Oncology

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.





Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • 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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #001097 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is just awesome!

Written by N.I. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

An amazing and energetic counselor! She was a really good and thoughtful listener and easy to talk to!

Written by R.I. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by H.E. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Fantastic woman, very skilled, already helped me a lot in a few sessions. Thanks!

Written by A.R. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

After only a couple of sessions with Tamara, I'm noticing some significant changes in my ability to cope with some challenges and she's already been very successful in helping me regain my confidence.

Written by K.A. on Jan 29, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 3 weeks

She’s been terrific!

Written by N.A. on Dec 21, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only spoken to Tamara Williams-Reding a couple times so far, but I feel like she already knows me so well. She has great intuition about how my problems are affecting me and knows how to help me solve them. She's very easy to talk to and to listen to. I can only hope other counselors are as cooperative, friendly, and helpful as she is.

Written by K.E. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by L.I. on Nov 29, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I can’t believe how well I clicked with Tamara right off the bat! Loving this whole service so far.

Written by C.H. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by F.R. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

All is going very well. Still evaluating.

Written by A.D. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 20, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by T.R. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling 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, and adhd

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.

Written by B.R. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

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!

Written by G.R. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

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.