In addition to food allergy counseling, Tamara works with clients ages 16 and older. Maybe you're needing guidance to help you make tough personal life, parenting, or relationship decisions? Perhaps your goal is to find a better life balance between all of the areas that pull you in different directions? Or maybe you're finding it hard to accept certain aspects of life? Tamara helps people understand themselves and others more deeply, while learning ways to cope and make decisions more effectively.
Individual Counseling (ages 16+) Counseling provides a chance to explore feelings and thoughts, many of which may create roadblocks to achieving goals or desired outcomes. Whether you're looking for guidance through life transitions (such as transitioning to college, adulthood, motherhood, or various stages of parenting), or you're trying to navigate difficult situations or relationships, Tamara is able to help individuals develop skills that encourage increased self-awareness/insight, coping, and decision-making abilities in order to help them identify and achieve their goals.
Parenting & Family Counseling Families are like a mobile; all members play a role in its balance or lack of balance. Family counseling helps develop an understanding of current issues, as well as how each member can assist the family in navigating back to a better state of harmony. Having trained in family therapy, Tamara utilizes a systems mentality to effectively help the puzzle pieces move back into place.
Group Sessions Whether it's support groups or therapy groups, being in an atmosphere with others who are going through similar experiences can be truly beneficial. In addition to talking about experiences, useful tools will be shared. As groups are offered, the details will be posted.
Educational Workshops Another way of gaining insight and life tools is through attending educational workshops on topics you'd benefit from. Workshops aren't just for counseling clients; they're open to all who might benefit from them. As workshops are offered, the details will be posted.
About Tamara's Counseling Style
Compassionate and supportive, yet real and honest
Values solution-focused and strength-based approaches to foster skill-building
Utilizes a variety of therapeutic models, individualized to each client/situation, including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy
Counseling Details: Location & Costs
Tamara provides counseling to clients atGonski Counseling Services in the Northern IL suburbs. Due to counselor licensing guidelines, she is only able to work with counseling clients residing in IL, whether in person or via distance counseling. She is on a variety of insurance panels, and costs vary based on session length and format.
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