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Tammy Allen , MA, LPC-Associate

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About me

Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, dedicated to helping you live your best life.

We live in challenging times, and it’s often hard to know what to do in the face of adversity, but you don’t have to go through it alone. I believe in your ability to overcome life’s obstacles and create a life based on emotional stability and joy. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and psychotherapy that embraces the well-being of the person or couple as a whole – mental, emotional, physical, cultural, and spiritual. I embrace people from all walks of life with unconditional acceptance and without judgment or preconceived ideas. You are a unique individual with experiences specific to you alone. I will provide you with a safe environment in which to explore your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. I affirm that everyone has a right to live a healthy, authentic life that is free from judgment and shame. I want to help you honor your voice and live your truth.

No one theoretic approach will work in every situation, but my preferred therapeutic modality leans strongly toward Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a nod to Existentialism, and my methodology for couples counseling is heavily influenced by Gottman and Imago. Our thoughts become our beliefs and, as such, have a significant impact on what we manifest in our lives. CBT is a goal-oriented treatment approach designed to change maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in order to generate more appropriate feelings and outcomes. Additionally, Existentialism subscribes to the theory that we have the choice to search for and attribute meaning to any given situation in which we may find ourselves. If we can find meaning, we can find hope and possibly even fulfillment. Gottman is one of the nation’s leading marriage researchers and educators who, it has been said, has the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic.

We will build a healthy therapeutic relationship based on a foundation of trust. That trust will provide security for you to share honestly and openly, apply new approaches to your current situation, work toward a healthier existence, and improve your outlook. Through this process, I will help you discover thoughts and patterns that have held you back from your best life. Together, we will find new, healthy behaviors for you that garner growth and healing. This evolution may come in many forms; we may laugh, cry, throw things (soft things) at the wall. We will take this journey together and find the path that works best for you, but the destination and route we take are ultimately up to you, so is the work to get there. I will encourage, motivate, and challenge you, but the effort to reach your potential must come from within. You will get out of therapy only as much as you are willing to put in. I firmly believe that YOU have the ability to determine your best life; the power is within you right now.

I am also a published author of a children's book based on the concepts of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and have a book for the adult population in the early stages.

Thank you for trusting me to take this journey with you.

License

Education

Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Faith-based specialties

Years in practice

3

Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Languages

  • English