Tamara Williams, Therapist in Newport News, Virginia — Zencare
Tamara Patrice Williams
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Tamara Patrice Williams

She/Her/Hers

Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, DOT SAP Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III, CADC-III Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, CSAC Master of Arts, MA
Virginia Accepting Online
Ta Mara's Promise, LLC Accepting In-person

Ta Mara's Promise has additional therapist available for appointments.

Updated June 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Anxiety
  • Clinical supervision
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Depression

Professional statement

I believe receiving counseling is the ultimate act of humility. In therapy, a person allows themselves to be vulnerable and expose their lifelong conundrums that have weighed them down for years.

I believe that counseling is an act of service and should not be taken lightly. I provide a safe space for you to release the burdens of your everyday life. In my approach to treatment I seek to find the core disturbance that resonates throughout the individuals life. I help each individual to recognize their issues and feel the emotions that have been suppressed as a result of the disturbance, then we work to heal the old wounds that have been keeping the person stuck physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

My new passion is to find people who self medicate their mental health issues with cannabis, a legal means to address their use of cannabis, especially individuals on probation. My mission is through mental health care legitimize the use of cannabis through assessing and diagnosing self-medicators and legitimizing their use by facilitating the acquisition of a medical cannabis card . This will introduce a targeted holistic means to consider addressing mental health and physical health issues with the medicinal cannabis. As a clinician it is my hope that as some people get assessed they would decide to get treatment as well.

Masters of Arts in Clinical/Community Psychology from Norfolk State University.

I'm trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma therapy, anxiety management, couples therapy, and many holistic treatments to include mindfulness, meditations, yoga, affirmations, and just started the incorporation of facilitating medical cannabis cards certification into the practice.


Message to clients

My style is conversational, engaging, and non-judgmental. In the beginning of the process, I work to build a rapport with the individual where the individual feels like they are talking to someone who knows them. I always explain the therapy process explaining that there will be a time where they feel they are talking to a friend however I remind them that everything that I get from them to tell me help me to bring about an awareness of the source of a behavior. I remind my clients of the therapeutic relationship but the conversational approach is so y don't feel like are in a sterile and judgmental environment. I also explain that there will be times where they will be resistant and I let p know that it is because we have begun to touch on a core issue that has been suppressed. I tell the individual to lean into the process at that time because a breakthrough is coming. Come to Ta Mara's Promise for your break through.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • GEHA
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $125 (45min)
  • Medication management sessions: $90 (30min)
  • Medical cannabis card assessment: $200 (15min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours
  • Sun 24 hours appt. availability. Please inquire about hours

Ta Mara's Promise, LLC practice
700 Tech Center Parkway Suite 200 #, Suite #89, Newport News, Virginia 23606
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Tue 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Wed 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Thu 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Fri 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Sat 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire
  • Sun 24 hours appointment availability, please inquire

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Ta Mara's Promise, Licensed Professional Counselor, 2015 - Present
Hampton VA Medical School, Addiction Therapist, 2009 - 2016
The Pines, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2009 - 2008
Hampton/Newport News CSB, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2006 - 2008

Liberty University, PC, 2009
Norfolk State University, MA, 2006


Licensure

Virginia: 0701005823

Virginia: 0718000461


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

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Tamara Patrice Williams
Broken Wings ASAP Provider group

Come to Ta Mara's Promise, LLC where the therapists provide innovative and creative therapy in which evidence-based treatments are implemented to jump-start positive change.