Tamara Wright

(CMHC)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who has worked in the mental health field since 1991 when I began as a psychiatric technician at the Wyoming State Hospital. I also worked as a case manager for Valley Behavioral Health in various settings through the years. These past experiences inspired me to become more educated in the mental health field and become a therapist.

I received an AS in criminal justice from Salt Lake Community College, BS in psychology and anthropology (cultural anthropology with a strong background in anthropology of religion) from the University of Utah in 2012 and an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2016.
I have experience as a therapist working in the mental health field as well as substance abuse field and worked at Project Reality which is a methadone clinic as an intern and at Odyssey House and Cornerstone Counseling as a primary therapist in residential and outpatient settings working in the substance abuse field. I have also worked at private practice settings with individual clients, adults, teens, families and couples. I have worked in the past in with domestic violence perpetrators and survivors, running groups and individual therapy for these people in an agency setting I was certified to do so in my area.


I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as solution-oriented approaches in my therapy. I also utilize art, existential and narrative therapies. Due to my anthropology background, I enjoy working with individuals from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and I am culturally sensitive and informed in my practice. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ community and I am a member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative psychotherapists Guild of Utah. I am also a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. My style of therapy involves a client-centered approach working on healing, gaining clarity and insight into feelings, working on authenticity and learning skills such as mindfulness which can create a better quality of life. I am an advocate for self-care and promote this through psycho-education and encouragement. I would love to assist you in doing these things by creating a strong and healthy therapeutic alliance.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my partner-in-life who is my best friend, my grown children and five cats, cooking, entertaining, collecting antiques and art, as well as writing and watching movies. I occasionally like an interesting adventure!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

Other #9854009-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Tammy is the best therapist I have ever had. Thank you for helping me get through this rough time!

Written by P.L. on Nov 29, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing.

Written by J.A. on Nov 26, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

She is great and I enjoy working with her. I am comfortable talking with her and I think it's a good fit for me.

Written by L.U. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Tammy is AMAZING! She's very easy to talk to and really nice. She is non-judgemental and gives tips. She makes the session about you and only asks necessary questions. You never have to talk about anything you are not comfortable with. She taught me a lot about boundaries.

Written by C.H. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tammy is amazing and she really listens and understands without judgement. She has a lot of knowledge and has shared various tools that have helped me with handling my emotions. I am super thankful for her & her kindness !

Written by J.A. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tamara is very competent, kind, and direct. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by R.O. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tamara Wright is a skilled, knowledgeable counselor. She is caring, down-to-earth, validates my concerns, and ensures she's giving me all of the resources I could possibly use to help me.

Written by A.U. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tammy is the best therapist. I’m so grateful for her.

Written by Z.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Tamara is one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. She will never judge you or make you feel like any of your decisions are "bad". She only tries to help you look toward the future and helps you down a path of making healthier decisions in life. She also has a special and kind way of seeing things from a different perspective when I seem to be stuck in a thought loop.

Written by M.E. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve only worked with Tamara Wright a short time, but what I’ve seen has been extremely professional, helpful and insightful. She’s given me some tools for healthier practices and improving my coping skills. I look forward to continue working with Tamara!

Written by J.O. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

She's super helpful and super understanding. Sometimes, all a patient needs is a pair of ears to listen to, and she offers exactly that.

Written by N.I. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I have only worked with Tammy for a month, but she is amazing at what she does. She's very calm and listens without bias, reiterating things I say to be sure she understands what I'm trying to say. It's very helpful. Not only that but as this was my first time going into therapy I was very nervous but I found it easy to open up to her about things I usually keep private. I enjoy every session with her and I am already feeling so much better than I was prior to therapy.

Written by S.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Tamara is wonderful! I’ve only met with her twice but both times she had me in tears (good ones) and I left the session feeling so much relief. She is quick to respond and she checks in on you multiple times throughout the week. I have loved working with her!

Written by A.S. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is calm and listens well. You can really tell that she cares about you.

Written by C.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Tammy is super easy to open up with, not biased in anyway. So far it’s been three weeks and we’ve already got some things figured out that I’ve been struggling with. She’s encouraging and overall a great counselor so far!

Written by B.R. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Tamara has been helpful, professional, responsive, and very understanding. Highly recommend.

Written by M.C. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tamara makes me feel seen and heard and not just the “I’m ok” mask I wear for others. She has been awesome!

Written by A.S. on Mar 17, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very supportive and attentive to my needs and feelings

Written by K.R. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tammy is so wonderful and understanding, not judgmental at all, and just after two sessions I already feel better. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by P.A. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tamara has been a perfect fit for me. She is truly knowledgeable, gives great advice, and also challenges me. Im very happy/excited about the work Tamara and i will accomplish.

Written by J.U. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Tammy is warm, supportive, and a fantastic listener. She has a great balance of listening and offering ideas and suggestions. She is clearly an expert in her field. I feel lucky to have been matched with her!

Written by R.I. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Tammy is honestly so helpful and supportive. She loves to check in every day or two just to make sure that I’m doing alright, and really knows the strategies and steps to battle anxiety and other issues I have been dealing with. Usually for me, meeting with a therapist is a little daunting, but I feel completely comfortable with Tammy. She is amazing.

Written by K.R. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Tamara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have absolutely loved my two sessions so far with Tammy. I truly feel like for the first time in my life I have found a therapist that can truly help me with the areas I need to reframe in my life. I find that she has tools to help, rather than simply listening, as tools are in my opinion, what is needed to make true change.