I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My Counseling focus is person-centered in that I believe that each of us is naturally motivated to want to achieve a high level of psychological functioning. I am genuinely interested in my client's wellbeing and believe that the helping process starts where they may be stuck or need help in moving forward. This is accomplished by listening and being non-judgmental. Open ended conversations led by you ensures that we are moving in the right direction. Goal setting on a larger scale is encouraged, but the pathway to meeting the goal or goals is to start small and show that moving forward is possible and can be a positive experience. Acknowledging feelings that come along with change is of great importance. Feeling anxiety, fear, or guilt is a normal part of making changes to reach goals. Focusing on your positive qualities and having realistic expectations of your abilities can get the results you are wanting. Finding out what is important to you and helping you become more self-aware of how to accomplish what you want of life will be the focus of our therapeutic relationship. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Avoidant Personality, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC000506
Tammy was a an incredible support and a great listener. She was perceptive to the level of care I needed and made a huge difference in helping me figure out the best strategies. I’m very pleased with my experience.
Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Tammy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes