Tamara has been sober since May 6, 2009 and has been building a life of purpose. She first managed her own trauma hidden by years of unhealed abuse of alcohol and drugs. Then, through her process of recovery and by working with thousands of people with substance use disorders she supplemented her practical knowledge and skills through clinical training, research and education.
Tamara is a licensed and internationally certified Addictions Therapist. She works with people in all stages of recovery. Intensive coaching is offered to those who are just getting started. Then later, deeper dives may be taken to address irrational beliefs, unresolved childhood trauma, relational and financial concerns. She provides coaching on the top International Sober Platforms, Soberful Life and through her own services Recovery with Tamara.
An integrative approach to recovery is used. Tamara helps clients learn that alcohol and drugs are not the problem alone. Substance abuse is also a reaction to past trauma that may have caused irrational and limiting beliefs, an overactive nervous system, and emotional dysregulation. She helps her clients move through the healing process with integrative work on the mind, body, and spirit. Through healing comes a purposeful life.
Tamara lives in Phoenix, AZ where she enjoys each day as an emotionally sober woman. She spends her free time hiking, biking, creating new friendships, serving her community and living a purposeful life. Her greatest reward in life is the restoration of her relationship with her daughter. Addiction and her unhealed past prevented her from being the mother that she always wanted to be, but through recovery this relationship has blossomed. Today, Tamara has a host of relationships that are meaningful and connected.