Support for Individuals, Couples, & Families
Let Go of Resentment, Anger, and Fear! Let’s Discover Your Best Self!
Hello! I’m TaMara Gray-Phillips
TaMara brings a wealth of experience in an unconventional way. As a former owner of a home healthcare company, that primarily provided services to the elderly, TaMara found herself assisting families, particularly adult children, who had to make tough healthcare and financial decisions for their parent(s). She helped families establish goals on how best to support their parents in maintaining dignity and independence while simultaneously identifying the next steps in the event of their parents’ passing. While families had to come to terms with the physical, mental, and/or psychological changes seen in their parents, taking on the parental role was quite emotionally challenging for adult children. TaMara supported the entire family in managing these delicate issues.
Family therapy has a systemic approach. We believe that any issue that any one member of the family experience is a family issue. Typically, the goal of family therapy is to assist family members address specific, and to gain a better understanding and cope with unique family situations, i.e death, life transitions, physical or mental illness, or child and adolescent issues, and establish a healthy, positive, functioning family dynamic. MHMTS seeks to promote understanding and collabaration between family membetrs for the purpose of resolving issues.
I have a Masters and am Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) / Trauma Therapy.
I enjoy empowering my clients to be their best self. Encouraging my clients to trust in their ability to choose the kind of life they desire by coaching them through their areas of concern is fulfilling. My clients choose their journey, I only facilitate them in achieving their goals while on their journey.
Our role is to help the client(s) develop common goals in therapy that can facilitate change or improve their well being and quality of life. We provide a safe place for clients to seek therapy for help with difficult issues that are hard to confront personally, within marital or couple relationships, or Within a family dynamic. Therapists at Mending Hearts and Minds Therapy Services (MHMTS) help their clients overcome obstacles that may prevent them from experiencing their best self. In therapy, client(s) may learn skills for managing difficult situations, achieving set goals, and making life decisions. People seek therapy to address immediate concerns that may be affecting their everyday life. Some may seek therapy to address trauma experienced at various times in their life. We are trained in EMDR therapy to address trauma.
We pursue a therapeutic framework that supports setting goals and strategies for productive therapeutic work. We enjoy counseling individuals, couples, and families. We are committed to compassionately working with clients who may experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital and relational issues, and difficult family dynamics. We also help clients who need assistance in life coaching, communication, and conflict resolution. We create a safe haven that encompasses transparency, non-judgment, and acceptance, while empowering you to achieve goals with desirable results.
We offer faith based counseling for those who desire for faith to be integrated in their therapeutic experience. For those who do not desire any integration of faith principles, we are respectful of everyone and provide excellence in clinical care. We see couples, families, and individuals for a variety of relationship and mental health issues.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What can I expect in my first therapy session?
The first session is a time of getting to know one another and to begin to discuss your presenting issue. The first session is also the time when we both work toward determining if we are a good fit for working with one another or if a referral to a more appropriate therapist is needed. From there will begin to discuss and formulate your goals of therapy.
Q. Do you provide free consultations?
I do provide a free, brief phone consultation to provide basic information like fee's, locations and hours as well as to briefly discuss your reason for seeking therapy to ensure I am the right fit or if you may need a referral. This conversation normally does not exceed 10 minutes.
Q. Is therapy confidential?
Generally, there are laws that protect information that is shared between a client and his or her therapist. Information discussed in a therapy session is not disclosed without a clients written permission
Q. How many sessions will I need?
Therapy can be a long or short term process. Some find that they are feeling better after just a few sessions while others find they require more sessions to treat more complex issues. However, on average clients will typically reach therapy goals within 5-10 sessions
Q. How can therapy help me?
Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.
Q. How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, click SCHEDULE at the top of this page.