"I have to put a review here because Tamara is one of the best therapists in the Pittsburgh area that I know that can get through my children. I brought one of my kids to see her 5yrs ago and my other daughter wanted to start seeing her last year. She's good at her craft, kind, and witty. Anytime I need suggestions or information she can give me what I'm looking for. My kids also feel a close connection with her and I think that's important that a therapist can have with a child. Therapy is already stigmatizing and kids don't need to feel like something is wrong with them. Tamara does a good job of making kids feel welcomed and supported. Not to mention her space is very nice by the way! We love her. Glad we found her again!"
Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Psychiatry, Family Medicine
7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
What is Counseling?
Counseling is a type of professional guidance for handling problems in life. There are many types of counselors, and they serve an incredibly wide variety of people with all kinds of different needs. There are general counselors, marriage and family counselors, school and student counselors, career and vocational counselors, religious counselors, and gerontological counselors specifically for the elderly.
In all cases, counseling works when the client and the counselor talk to each other and develop a trusting relationship. The counselor listens respectfully to the client’s problems. Then the two together work on identifying goals, increasing coping skills to overcome any troubles, and improving useful skills such as communication. The goals of counseling will be different for each person, but generally they include an increased sense of well being, decreased distress and anxiety, resolved crisis, and increased ability and function in daily life.