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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
MO LPC 001097
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tamara Williams-Reding. 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.
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 truly an exceptional listener, counsellor and advice-giver.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
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
I’m satisfied with my experience up until now, however I believe it’s a bit too early for me to tell yet, but I’m very comfortable with how my sessions are going at the moment.
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Every week my assurance with Tamara’s expertise and overall goodness as a person is exceeded from the previous weeks session. Her genuineness and relatability was something not expected when I made the decision to start therapy. I look forward to my session, like a visit with an old friend. I always leave on a feel better note and often regarding something I didn’t go into with intentions of covering. Tamara is real, easy to trust and open up to. I’m grateful she is in my world. Thank you.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Insightful and professional doctor
Written on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Tamara for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders