Tamara Green, MA, MFT
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: MFC - 53612|
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Encouraging Individuals and Couples in their exploration of self, connection & healing.
I am delighted to offer you a dynamic form of psychotherapy that focuses on deep inquiry, personal growth, and interpersonal relationship skills. Additionally, my background in mindfulness and respect for the human experience means I often help individuals and couples stop and breathe, see the bigger picture, look at patterns and offer in-session exercises to help couples share with one another.
Half of my practice is working with couples and parent-teen/parent-adult children dyads. Doing work with a partner can be very challenging, but it can also be a very deeply rewarding. Be prepared to look hard at your own strengths and challenges, because your partner is usually a great mirror for your shadow-side. This work takes courage, but it also can replace despair with hope. When two people get real and share their feelings, powerful things can and do happen. As a part of that process I help men and women develop communication skills including: stating needs, making requests and negotiating differences without criticizing and blaming one another.
If you've been curious or wanting to try therapy with your partner, but it seems overwhelming or perhaps you feel that your problems aren't THAT serious, keep in mind, while the times are changing, many couples come in six years after they have been experience a significant amount of stress. While healing can and does happen, it is harder to repair years of negative interactions, than it is to teach couples communication and listening skills in the beginning. That said, I have worked with couples that have been married for decades, and sometimes an event spurs the need for therapy now, and for those couples it can bring a wonderfully fresh breath of air to begin talking about things that have been swept under the carpet.
For my individual clients, I offer deep, connective and explorational therapy. We look together at patterns from the past and experiences of the present with a lot of compassion, thoughtfulness and sensitivity. Often my individual clients uncover patterns that they have felt, but not understood for years. Sometimes they have come to believe self-defeating ideas about themselves that, upon deeper reflection, simply aren't true. Individuals use psychotherapy to gain self-knowledge, wisdom, to make better decisions, and to appreciate and understand themselves better. It is a deeply rewarding journey and ultimately builds self-confidence, makes decision-making easier, and helps clients feel more in charge of their own life.
Email or Call Tamara Green, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17728
More Info About My Practice
Please contact me at 707-341-6775. I accept Victim Witness and Partnerships Medical at this time.
Books I recommend to clients:
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - John Gottman (easy read)
The Five Language of Love - Gary Chapman (easy read)
Getting the Love You Want - Harville Hendrix (moderately complex, yet very important)
Hold Me Tight - Sue Johnson (easy psychological concepts about attachment)
Wired for Love - Stan Tatkin (complex concepts, written simply)
Most all of the above books have exercises to try with your partner!
On Sexuality and Intimacy in Relationships:
Passionate Marriage - David Schnarch
Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel
The Erotic Mind - Jack Morin
What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl's Shame Free Guide to Sex and Safety - Jaclyn Friedman
Sex for One - Betty Dodson
The Art of Sexual Ecstasy - Margo Anand
On Shame (Low self-esteem and feeling "bad" and undeserving):
Healing the Shame That Binds You - John Bradshaw
Facing Codependency - Pia Mellody
Codependent No More - Melodie Beattie
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am delighted to add a new specialty to the work I am already doing with individuals and couples. After having started my career working with children, teens, and families, and now working with couples, I have begun to see a number of parents and their adult children who are interested in repairing past emotional hurts. Family life can be downright difficult, and then children leave for college, jobs, new marriages and their life. Sometimes this gives parents and children the space they need to breath and come back to one another as more generous and insightful adults. Sometimes, however, old pain from the past prevents parents and children from having the relationship they both want. If you are a parent or adult child and would like to work on your relationship and clear up some of the pain and misunderstandings from the past, please consider calling. Warmly, Tamara
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Ages I Work With
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