Thanks for checking me out; it’s important to find a good fit!
Research shows that it’s the quality of the Therapeutic Relationship that determines success in therapy, not the practice model or the credential of the therapist, so be sure and work with someone you really feel comfortable with.
Because of that fact, I bring humor, kindness and empathy in a down-to-earth conversational style. I may throw some nerdy brain science at you, here and there, but therapy can be fun, no matter how challenging the issues may be.
I can tell you that I draw from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy, but again, that’s not what predicts success, it’s how well we vibe.
While I’m settled in Ohio now, I’ve lived all over the country from the Northeast to the Southwest, and also abroad in both Europe and Asia. My lifetime experience around the globe fostered an appreciation for different cultures, ethnicities and customs, and I truly feel enriched by diversity in all things.
Both my BSSW (Summa Cum Laude) and my Masters in Social Work (MSW) came from The Ohio State University, and indeed, I am a happily Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), and have spent the past five years working as a Dual Diagnosis Therapist, which means I treat both Mental Health and Addiction.
As a Desert Storm Veteran, I can speak military jargon and am well versed in military culture, so if you’re a veteran, or close to someone who is, I feel uniquely qualified to help.
Other populations I enjoy working with are people of color and diverse ethnic origins, people on the spectrum who are not neuro-typical and people preferring alternative lifestyles. I am also a Certified Ally to the LGBTQAI community.
Whether you're dealing with anxiety and depression, or have experienced trauma and loss. You can feel better and I'd really like the chance to help you get there. Even just one session can make a difference, so I hope you give yourself a chance. You deserve it!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I feel I can tell her what's heavy on my heart and mind. She encourages me!
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Tami for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and grief
Tami is wonderful. She will listen to you but also tell you things you need to hear even it they are hard. She’s the best!
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Tami for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Tami is a very caring therapist who listens intensely and is passionate about helping her clients. Her ethics are strong and is very dedicated to her clients.
Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, and grief
Tami quickly picked up on my specific issues and guided me to a better mental state. She is amazing and explained things in a perfect way to quickly understand.
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tami has been instrumental in helping me help myself. I am finally learning how to prioritize myself, my values, and my goals. I am making better choices for myself and evolving into the person I have always wanted to be/felt I am inside.
Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes