TAMARA TURNER, LCSW

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Therapist, Supervisor & Educator

Pronouns: they/them/theirs & she/her/hers

Many aspects of who we are and what we desire are not invited in our relationships, careers, and homes. This process of compartmentalizing within ourselves and our bodies is often learned in childhood and reinforced by our social context. Curiosity can help us get closer to understanding our authentic selves and our desires. By becoming curious we can begin to integrate all of the identities we inhabit.

I believe that cultivating curiosity can facilitate and expand our process of healing, growth, and self-actualization. In our work together, we will use curiosity in order to help you become closer to yourself, your body, and your behavior. This will allow you to learn and move forward in your life, making conscious choices that reflect and honor your values and goals.  In my practice, I offer a compassionate space for safe exploration of your identity, experiences, and the life you envision for yourself.

In addition to providing individual and group psychotherapy, I am an educator to graduate level students of social work. Additionally, I offer supervision and consultation towards clinical licensure for social workers.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, communities of color, non-monogamy, kink, BDSM fetishes, relationships, spirituality, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other chronic mental health issues, body image & self-esteem, adoption experiences, artists and performing artists, sex workers, adjustment to chronic medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence, addiction and recovery, caregiver stress, grief, loss, death & dying, support for workers in helping professions, children, youth, and families.

Education: Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work

Certifications: Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society

The William Alanson White Institute

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

Rape Crisis Counseling, Certification in Group Psychotherapy, In progress