TAMARA BRANSBURG, LCSW
Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
I have provided individual, family, and group therapy to communities of color and queer and transgender people in the Bay Area for over 10 years, which builds on prior experience doing community organizing and popular education work. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults dealing with complex trauma, severe anxiety and depression, attachment-related difficulties, and the impacts of community violence, incarceration, and immigration-related trauma. I love supporting people in making meaning of their experiences, feeling more connected and seen, and deepening their understanding of their own identities. I enjoy working with people who are open to self-reflection, curiosity, and emotional engagement and see healing as a life-long process. I work from a Relational Psychodynamic approach wherein I believe the clinical relationship is the primary mode of healing. I also integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which is a somatic approach that supports healing attachment and complex trauma via the body. My approach is warm, thoughtful, and curious.
My specialities include working with people who:
-Have chronically found themselves in relationships that don't feel supportive, useful, and/or reciprocal and are seeking ways to shift their ways of relating and connecting
-Have felt alone, disconnected, and/or like they don't belong
-Want to explore the ways their multiple, intersecting identities impact their mental health and well-being, and develop strategies for coping with stressors related to experiences of oppression
-Immigrants or children of immigrants who want to explore their relationship to language, culture, immigration histories, status, and race
-Are seeking to improve their ability to communicate their needs and feelings, and advocate for themselves.
I provide bilingual (Spanish/English) individual and group consultation for unlicensed and licensed clinicians. My hope is to support healers in providing transformational mental health services to their clients. My interests include working with clinicians who want to:
-strengthen and refine their capacity to think about issues of power/privilege and individual and systemic oppression in their clinical work and better address these with clients.
-utilize a psychodynamic framework while also integrating Evidenced-Based Practices including DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
-build their knowledge of working with clients with complex trauma and/or attachment-related difficulties and apply somatic approaches
-utilize specific theories and readings in consultation to enhance their clinical knowledge and application
-develop a clearer sense of Self as a therapist and establish a professional and clinical lens
-understand and make use of enactments, transferences, and projective identifications in the clinical work
-improve skills in navigating, collaborating with, and advocating within complex systems and workplaces in order to better serve marginalized clients.
I am a queer non-binary Bilingual (Spanish/English) Latine licensed clinical social worker based in Oakland, California. I provide individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as supervision/consultation for unlicensed and licensed clinicians. I am also a therapist, training coordinator, and clinical supervisor at Mills College in Oakland. I received my Masters in Social Work from the Smith School for Social Work and provided intensive outpatient and field-based services in community mental health settings for the last 10 years. Considering the impacts of individual and structural oppression on the Self and our communities is a fundamental part of my values and reflected in the way I work. I strongly believe in the healing work that can be done in therapy both at an individual level and as a strategy for building power. Individual healing is collective healing and can support our work of transforming the world into a more equitable and just place.
My fee is $180 for a 50 minute individual session. Payment is due at the time of session, and I use an online payment service that is HIPAA compliant called IVY Pay.
I do not contract with any insurance companies, but can provide you with receipts for our sessions which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. You will need to contact your insurance company to find out what your coverage is for an “out-of-network” provider.
Please contact me to discuss fees for supervision. Fees depend on frequency and duration of meetings.
I practice in Oakland, California. Please call or email me if you are interested in psychotherapy or consultation services. We can set up a free brief consult call so that you can ask any questions you may have, and we can identify whether we are a good fit for one another at this time.