**Now offering teletherapy during the outbreak of the coronavirus.**

Tamara Martin, PhD

Choosing a therapist is a very important and personal decision.  I suggest that you keep two things in mind while making this decision:

Expertise – the practitioner has training and experience in the area for which you are seeking help.

Interpersonal fit – whether, after your first phone conversation or visit, you feel you can connect with the therapist and talk freely about your concerns.

The following information is to help you know a little bit about me and about the kind of work I do.

I have been in private practice since 2000, and before that I worked in university settings for several years. Throughout my career, I have conducted therapy with a broad range of clients with a wide range of issues.  While the approach I take varies depending on each individual’s circumstance, in all of my work, I am strongly influenced by interpersonal/psychodynamic and feminist thinking. 

My goals in therapy center around helping you identify and explore what factors – both internal and external – are preventing you from living your life with purpose, meaning, and connection.  I will work with you to identify how you have coped in other contexts that may or may not be working presently.  One of my primary goals will be to empower you by helping you become aware of contextual, relational, and personal factors that have influenced you so that you can free yourself to make different choices.

I see therapy as a partnership in which we both have a responsibility.  I am responsible for creating a safe, confidential, and open environment, and for bringing my professional experience and expertise to share with you.  You are responsible for being open and honest and for bringing your personal experience and expertise to share with me.

Areas of expertise and experience                        

  • Abuse (sexual and non-sexual)
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship violence
  • Trauma


Treatment modalities

  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy


My Educational Background:

  • 1995       Ph.D.     Counseling Psychology  University of Florida
  • 1989       MA.Ed. Counselor Education      Wake Forest University
  • 1987       B.A.        Psychology                         University of Tennessee, Knoxville


My Professional Background:

  • 2000-present     Private Practice - Gainesville, Florida
  • 1996-2000            Staff Psychologist/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor -University of Florida Counseling Center
  • 1995-1996            Post-Doctoral Residency -University of Florida Counseling Center
  • 1994-1995            Pre-Doctoral Internship - University of Florida Counseling Center
  • 1989-1991            Staff Counselor - Wake Forest University Counseling Center


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