MEET THE THERAPIST
My name is Tamara R. Jackson, I possess dual Master degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv.) and Rutgers University School of Social Work (MSW). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and an ordained minister of the Gospel. I also am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivation Interviewing (MI) and use a host of other modalities to tailor treatment to your needs.
I have been extremely pleased with the care offered by Ms. Jackson and HopeFull Therapy. Tamara's kind and gracious spirit lets you know that this is a "judgement free zone" before she even tells you so. She's a phenomenal listener and wonderful therapist. I've seen more progress in the past few months of sessions than I did in a year with my previous provider. She gives practical tips and encouragement that leave you uplifted rather than drained. She truly partners with her patients in their journey to wellness. With HopeFull Therapy, I truly have hope that I can overcome some of the challenges that I face.
I sought out counseling in January 2020 to help navigate through a transitional period in life. Tamara was diligent, informative, and helpful. She referred me back to Scripture for significant decisions (which was a big deal for me). In light of COVID-19, we transitioned to Telehealth seamlessly. I even tried to make my room like hers. Highly recommended!
I am writing to thank you for being such an excellent therapist. My therapeutic sessions with you have been critical during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Therapy is a critical part of my self care and allows me to maintain my mental health. It has helped me to process my feelings and anxiety in an appropriate way. It also has allowed me to be emotionally available to support and help my family and others. I have been receiving services at Hopefull Therapy since January 2020. I have found Tamara Jackson to be a skilled professional who is able to use a variety of methods and strategies as needed. She listens attentively to everything you say and is able to reference points you have previously raised when appropriate. She is, respectful, empathic and, non-judgmental. She has been able to create a safe environment which has allowed me to safely work on very sensitive issues. As a result, I have recommended her to several people.
Our non-profit organization had the opportunity to have Tamara as the educator for our event focused on managing stress, anxiety, and microaggressions as Black healthcare providers. We engaged in a rich exchange that was totally facilitated by Tamara’s expertise. She provided evidence-based information along with resources that can be used for future reference. She also provided analogies and metaphors to make the material not only understandable but relatable. Most importantly, Tamara showed her zeal for promoting mental health in the black community by giving us feasible options to address our concerns while protecting our inner peace. We could not have chosen a better provider to walk us through this difficult but necessary conversation.