Tamara's areas of clinical focus include:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Grief and Loss
- Consultation & Counselling to parents & family members whose children or loved ones are living with Mental Disorders such as anxiety, depression, psychosis or exhibiting attention or behaviour problems.
Tamara has also assisted individuals with many other issues such as: Separation & Divorce (services for parents and children), Stress Management, Assertive Communication, Relationships, Decision Making, Child Behaviour Management Strategies, Navigating Through Unexpected Life Changes.
Tamara has been trained in several therapeutic modalities. She is committed to facilitating a client centered approach and views the counselling process as a collaborative relationship between Counsellor & Client. The counselling approaches that Tamara tends to use the most often include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (identifying & overcoming unhelpful thinking patterns; implementing behavioural strategies to manage anxiety / mood) and Solution Focused Therapy (strength-focused; future-oriented; emphasis on solutions vs problems).
TREATMENT MODALITIES & TECHNIQUES:
Respectful, Client Centered Approach
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Exposure & Emotional Processing Techniques
Narrative Therapy Techniques