Tamara Tatum, MA, LMFT, IMFT Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Independent Marriage and Family Therapist
License F.2100227

Welcome! I consider it an honor and a privilege to walk alongside my clients towards greater healing and wholeness. I am continually humbled by my clients’ bravery and resilience as they push past their hardships in pursuit of what truly matters to them.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH ME: Compassion. Curiosity. Challenge. I strive to create a warm therapeutic environment and have deep respect and compassion for my clients’ lives and histories. As a naturally inquisitive person, my clients find that I ask insightful questions that lead to a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships and set the tone for healing and growth. We cannot grow when we stay comfortable! Expect to be (gently) challenged to live more in accordance with your expressed goals for therapy and values in life.


COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY: We can all get stuck in the same ways of interacting in our relationships, even if they cause us pain and hinder our connection with others. Getting unstuck can be hard without help. Together, we will bring to light some of these underlying patterns and interactions, where they might have come from, and determine whether they are serving your relationships. If they are not, we will find new ways of relating that bring about individual and relational growth, healing and intimacy. I am trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. Additionally, I am available for pre-marital counseling and am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.

TRAUMA: A traumatic event is anything that overwhelms our mental-physical-spiritual system and our ability to cope in the moment. This could be a major life crisis or abuse, or, the hard-to-put-into-words repeated painful life experiences, like systemic racism or receiving conditional love from a parent. Even if the trauma has passed, we can continue to relive it as if it were happening right now. In therapy, we will sensitively pay attention to the ways trauma might be showing up in your life and find ways to experience relief and freedom from the past and to thrive in the present. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an effective and efficient method of treating trauma.

Personally, I am a wife and a mom of two sweet boys. I grew up in Canada as a second-generation immigrant. My family and I love to share a good meal with others and spend time outdoors.


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy 

Wheaton College 

Wheaton, IL 

Honors Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Biology 

The University of Toronto 

Toronto, Canada 


Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

Member of the EMDR International Association  


Licensed through State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists and Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists