Tamara’s approach to therapeutic relationships includes compassion, hope, honesty, and a bit of humor. Her sessions are interactive and collaborative as she works together with her clients to find what they want to change in their lives and which solutions fit best for them. Tamara helps clients explore self-limiting beliefs and turn difficult emotional experiences into a meaningful and long-lasting change. Her mission is to help clients gain personal power and an understanding of how difficulties arise from life experiences and relationships. Tamara takes an integrative and holistic approach, which means that she holds all aspects of a person’s well being as equally important – physical, mental, emotional. She guides clients to nurture self-love during their journey toward personal growth, as she believes that long-term change is fueled mostly by unconditional self-love and self-compassion.
Tamara enjoys working with individual adults. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, men’s issues, chemical dependency, trauma and abuse. Tamara’s experience includes working in residential treatment programs, one striving to end sexual violence and another striving to eliminate chemical addictions. Tamara is committed to continuous expanding of her knowledge and skills in order to provide her clients with best tools available. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Tamara also speaks Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian fluently. She was born in Croatia where she spent her early childhood, has lived in Serbia for several years, and moved to the US as a refugee twenty years ago. Tamara has personal experience with stresses of relocating, adjusting to new cultures, and making difficult decisions related to multicultural challenges. She is a firm believer that life’s challenges can be the key to growth, advancement, and gratitude.
Tamara facilitates the following support groups:
Men’s healthy sexual boundaries support group (Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM)
Mental health support group for men and women struggling with chemical dependency (Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM)
Please see our “Services”
page under “Groups” for more information.