Tamara Richards, APC


Practicing Since: 2014

As an Associate Professional Counselor, Tamara provides therapy to clients experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, disappointment, trauma, grief, and struggles with daily life stressors. Tamara has experience in providing individual, group, and family therapy. Tamara believes in working collaboratively with her clients to facilitate ultimate growth and change in their lives. She is passionate about helping clients overcome barriers that prevent them from living and being the best they can be. She ensures clients are provided with a safe environment to facilitate healing, discovery, and renewal through the therapeutic process. 

In working with a diverse population of clients, Tamara understands that therapy is not a “one size fits all.” As a result of this, she takes an eclectic approach to therapy which includes various counseling models such as person-centered, solution focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic, to name a few. Tamara has received continuing education training in grief counseling, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She continues participating in continuing education courses throughout the year as she continues to hone her clinical skills. 

Tamara earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2013 and first began practicing in 2014. Tamara has over a decade of combined experience in the fields of counseling and education. As a counselor, she has worked with a diverse group of clients including children, adolescents, and adults. Tamara is also a certified educator, which has allowed her the opportunity to educate adolescents ranging from the ages of 10-14 in the public school system. 

When she is not working, Tamara enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys writing, reading, and traveling. 

Tamara is licensed as an Associate Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia #APC004378 and is under the clinical supervision of Shelly Daniel, LCSW (license #CSW004860).