25 Years Exp
25 Years Exp
My name is Tammy Reade. I am a licensed professional counselor. I graduated from George Mason with a M.Ed., with a concentration in community agencies in 2020. I was led to the counseling field through my life’s journey. I have been in the field for over 25 years. My experience includes working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. My pervious roles include working as a child protection worker, juvenile probation officer, domestic violence and sexual assault advocate, foster parent trainer and a jail therapist. However, my most prominent accomplishment has been being an adoptive and foster parent for over 22 years. I believe every human needs a supportive person in their lives. It’s a basic need to feel connection and love. My passions are working through life's challenges and becoming a better person on the other side. I have had my own challenges which have been vast and many. It has made me into a kind, caring person who sees the good in everyone.
I have worked with veterans , law enforcement officers and individuals who have been through significant traumatic experiences. My most rewarding experience is when the client can process without avoiding the incident. Only Can the baggage be left behind. therefore living your best life.
Though every person’s situation is unique, I generally approach the counseling process from a Psychodynamic framework to help my clients understand their underlying, subconscious motivations for their actions, both positive and negative. I spend a significant amount of time developing the therapeutic relationship. Trust must be earned.
My first session isn’t just a time for demographic gathering. It’s important that my clients understand that counseling is a process that can work for them, so we’ll spend time tackling a specific issue and developing a road map specifically for you.
I have been led to this profession from my own life experiences. Through it all, I've learned to love seeing people discover their true potential and succeed, be it a big or small goal.
“The only impossible Journey is the one you never began.” Tony Robb
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
My counseling style is authentic, integrative, holistic, supportive, genuine, kind, compassionate, perceptive, and curious. My approach combines humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I believe every human needs a supportive person in their lives. It’s a basic need to feel connection and love. My passions are working through life's challenges and becoming a better person on the other side. I have had my own challenges which have been vast and many. It has made me into a kind, caring person who sees the good in everyone.
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, parent child relationship, couples, oppositional defiance, and families. I use humor and creativity as a therapist. My role is to be the supportive caring person in your life. Life is a journey. Would you like someone to walk the journey with? Together we can find skills and opportunities for you to live your best life. Let's get started today.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT ) and EMDR. I am an expert in psychotherapy, you are an expert in yourself, and I believe you already have many of the answers inside of you. Together we will be able to get you on the right track. Your treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to fit your specific needs. Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT ) and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and military populations in individual therapy, and neurocognitive assessments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. I am also interested in working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, mild/moderate cognitive impairment, autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and their caregivers.. While I do work in a general way with all ages and a variety of groups, my focus is processing past traumas so you can live your best life.