Tamar Barnett


Tamar Barnett


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - LC3440
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $100-$135 depending on the type of session
Free Initial Consultation


Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

My Approach to Helping

Are you overwhelmed, stressed out, or do you feel anxious throughout the day or evening? Some people feel anxiety when they are alone, while others are most anxious around other people. Perhaps you feel the strain in your relationships with loved ones. Are you unsure of how to connect with your teen or with your partner? Are you hoping to improve your relationships? Learning to manage anxiety can help you face your days with more confidence and more calm. If you want help learning how to manage your stress, counseling can help. I love helping adults, couples, and teens to reconnect with themselves and their loved ones with more ease and calm.

If you or your teen are tired of worrying, or if your relationship could benefit from some support during times of stress, I understand those needs and I am committed to respectfully helping you to grow and to create practical lasting life changes.

More Info About My Practice

My style is relational, using the lens of attachment theory. I draw on John Gottman's work, EFT, CBT, trauma informed care, and mindfulness to support my clients' needs. My approach is also holistic, as emotional wellness is the result of balance and health in many of life's domains.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I enjoy helping people struggling with the following issues: marital and relationship concerns (communication, conflict, trust), general anxiety and social anxiety, depression, trauma, reproductive issues and post-partum adjustment, self-esteem, parenting support, divorce/separation, grief and loss, health and wellness, women's issues, aging issues and life transitions.

My Therapy Focus

My clients often describe me as warm, genuine, compassionate, holistic, and experienced. With patience and commitment, I deeply value building strong relationships with my clients, balancing self-acceptance with meaningful skill building. I empower and encourage each client to believe they hold the power to make healthy changes in their life. In the safety of a warm and nurturing environment in our sessions, we can identify and build upon your strengths. I value open communication with my clients, empowering them to set goals and communicate their needs during the therapy process.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals with relationship concerns, parents, women with reproductive issues, and individuals with anxiety.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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