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Tamie Pushlar, LCSW-R

Tamie Pushlar, LCSW-R

Education

Tamie earned her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from University of South Carolina and holds the LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) credential in New York State. In 2012, she also obtained a Trauma Counseling Certificate from the University of Buffalo.  She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. 

Professional Experience

Tamie has worked in the social work field for over 20 years post Master. She started her career working at MHA of Westchester County as a clinical care coordinator, in an urban setting working with adolescents with severe mental health and behavioral issues who are at risk for hospitalization. In 2003, she moved to the Ithaca area where she began a job at Cornell University with a program called Agrability. At Cornell, Tamie had the opportunity to travel throughout rural NY State, providing supportive counseling and accessing resources for farming families. After the Agrability grant ended, she was employed at the William George Agency, working as a social worker counseling adolescent boys with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. In addition to individual, group and family counseling, she assisted with discharge planning with schools and community services. Since 2007, she has worked at the Lighthouse and Possibilities Program providing individual, family, and group counseling with 6th through 12th graders who are in a crisis and need additional social/emotional and academic support. Her experiences have afforded the ability to understand the importance of working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities.

In June 2013, Tamie started a private practice at Community Corners in Ithaca, NY.  Tamie works with adolescents and adults in individual, family or couple counseling.  

Population

  • Youth, ages 10-21
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • School Avoidance
  • School Behavioral and Emotional Problems
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting of Teens
  • Co-parenting
  • Divorce
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social Skills
  • Navigation of System (local, county, state and federal)

Therapeutic Methods

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling

Therapeutic Approaches

Tamie utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, Ecological Mode,l and Family Systems Theory.  She wants the individuals and families to be the leader of their counseling as she is their guide. She uses biological, spiritual, environmental, social, and emotional approaches in her treatment. She will access the use of media, articles, and practice assignments to make the counseling experience interactive. Most importantly, she looks at the person in their environment, and with permission, will work collaboratively with their supports, or help them build. She is also capable of helping individuals and families navigate the local, county and state resources. She is also available to assist in state and out of state college/university students and consulting with their families who may live a distance away to provide a continuity of care.

 

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