Hi, I'm Tami a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maine and Idaho, with over 20 years of experience in the field. My pronouns are she/her. As a therapist in a local mental health practice, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss. I have experience working with men, women and teens. I am comfortable and experienced in working with clients of all different faiths and cultures and am an LGBTQ affirming therapist. My work as a Certified Trauma Professional has given me a great deal of experience working with people recovering from physical or emotional trauma and abuse. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and self esteem issues.
My counseling style is supportive and I believe in strengths based treatment which includes respect, no judgement, and meeting an individual where they are. My approach combines many different treatment methods and strategies, all tailored to meet your specific needs and comfort. I believe you will find me to be an empathetic listener who is ready and willing to join with you in addressing the issues that you want to tackle. We will uncover old and new healthy coping skills and put new "tools in your toolbox".
I am available for phone or video sessions by appointment and take care to respond to messages regularly. I typically log in to read and respond twice a day, five days a week. My usual days off are Saturdays and Sundays, as well as any major holidays.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am a firm believer in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and if you are ready to begin, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC15224
ID LCSW LCSW-36179
Tami is amazing. She’s able to give guidance where its needed, but also knows when to step back when you just need to vent. 10/10 therapist
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
Tami is everything I need in a therapist. Compassionate and knowledgeable. Responds in a timely manner with valid suggestions for my concerns.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Tami for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Tami has been incredibly helpful and supportive. I've been going through a really rough time, like many others this year. She has helped me address deep seated issues from my past, helped me manage my anxiety, and helped me get through deaths in my family. Signing up for this program is probably the best decision I made in 2020 and I got very lucky with having Tami as my counselor.
Written on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Tami for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and anger management
I worked with Tami for a short bit, while experiencing stressors and changes in my life, work, marriage, etc. She did a wonderful job of really listening, asking the right questions, and allowing me to open up in a depth that I haven't gotten from other counseling. The online piece allowed me to communicate with her, even while busy-life was going on, without any inconvenience. I appreciated the help so much and I would fully recommend her to anyone! Thank you for everything Tami!
Written on Mar 20, 2020 after therapy with Tami for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
My time and funds are limited, so BetterHelp has been an enormous help. Tami is wonderful and helps me move at my own pace while giving gentle nudges if I'm not going in the right direction for myself.
Written on Oct 28, 2019 after therapy with Tami for 4 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and depression
I've never had therapy before but Tami made me feel comfortable and she was there to help me. She listened to all my concerns and answered them all. And being able to do therapy online has seriously changed my life!!
Written on Sep 05, 2019 after therapy with Tami for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder