As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Tamara Kesselman believes her role as a therapist is to create a safe, judgment-free environment, where clients feel validated and secure in working through their challenges. She enjoys working with couples and individuals of all ages and has particular expertise in the field of Blended Families.
Experiencing sadness, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, or are simply feeling ‘stuck’, are common in life and there is no need to suffer alone. Working together with Tamara, you will explore real change and begin your therapeutic journey.
As both seasoned therapist and mother of a large Blended Family herself, Tamara developed her own therapeutic approach aimed at meeting the needs of all members of Blended Families. Her goal is to help others navigate the complexities, nuances, and challenges specific to Family Blending, issues such as space sharing, discipline, sibling rivalry, isolation, house rules, family events, finances, and countless other challenges.
Her practice utilizes an integrative approach combining different therapeutic tools to fit the needs of the individual client or couple. Among these approaches are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution- Focused Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy. Tamara employs mindfulness practices and helps clients develop concrete skills for attainable, positive change and self-healing.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations
Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Tamara Kesselman is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 37 years
Abacus Health Products, Director of Corporate Culture, 2014 - 2020
Aidance Scientific , Director of Employee Engagement, 2010 - 2014
Maimonides School, Director of Admissions, 2003 - 2010
Jewish Community Center, Clinical Social Worker, 1992 - 1998
Jewish Home for the Aged, Clinical Social Worker, 1986 - 1989
PESI, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 2021
Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 1986
Touro College, Bachelor of Science, 1984