Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 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!
Being in a relationship is being constantly exposed to change - which can be stressful and scary! I believe the best approach to couples work is to help facilitate open and honest communication about individual needs. Relationships are a bit of a negotiation - but with our hearts on the line. I ensure that both individuals in a couple feel supported, heard, and validated.
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 love my work, I love helping people change and feel better, and most importantly, I love connecting with clients. Hope we work together soon!
Areas of Expertise:
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #001097 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Tamara is amazing. She makes it so easy to talk to her and gives her honest opinion. I wouldn't want another therapist!
My wife and I love Tamara! She is insightful, funny, and compassionate. We took away at least one or two insights from every session that helped each of us to grow personally as well as a couple. Highly recommended!
Very perceptive and compassionate.