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Dr. Tamara Raphaeli


Hi, I’m Dr. Tamara Raphaeli. I affirm you for searching for the right therapist to support you. Here are a few things I know to be true:

You don’t have to stay stuck in the same gridlock arguments with your partner. You don’t need to “just deal with” your insomnia and stress, or “get over” things from the past that you’ve never really worked through. You don’t have to manage depression or Bipolar disorder with medication alone. You don’t have to figure out how to stop oversleeping, overthinking, overdrinking (or whatever your go-to may be) on your own.

Whether you relate to one, several, or all of the experiences above, the 1:1 support of therapy can be a valuable part of your ongoing self-care and maintenance for managing your mood, anxiety, and those all-too-familiar self-sabotaging patterns that pop up when you don’t stay on top of your routines.

Why work with me?

In my therapy practice, I blend evidence-based treatment methods with a compassionate, interpersonal approach. My priority is to support each of my clients in feeling seen, heard, and getting the healing and skills they need to live their most meaningful life. Throughout and after my doctoral training, I have developed a therapeutic approach that my clients find warm, non-judgmental, and highly effective in working toward their desired goals.

I’m extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a mindfulness-based treatment modality that can be truly life-changing for anyone struggling with compulsive behaviors or emotion dysregulation (read: your mood and emotions feel a rollercoaster). In addition to 1:1 sessions, I facilitate DBT groups, which you can read more about here.

I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to support you in learning how to notice when your brain is holding you hostage, and reframe to find freedom from the negative thought spiral. I also specialize in supporting clients to heal from a broad spectrum of traumatic events.

Who I especially love working with:

  • Women with mood, anxiety, and relationship/codependency challenges
  • People in recovery from substance abuse, and their loved ones
  • Spiritually curious folks
  • Veterans
  • College students dealing with stress and adjustment
  • Older teens who want continue DBT after treatment

Formal Bio:

Dr. Tamara Raphaeli is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the state of Tennessee. She specializes in treating trauma (PTSD), anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, codependency, and substance abuse. Dr. Raphaeli utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based modalities to work with her clients from a strengths-based, relational approach. As appropriate, she also enjoys weaving in clients’ spirituality into the therapeutic process, and has studied Buddhism, Kabbalah, Christianity and Hinduism. Dr. Raphaeli received a BA from Marquette University and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.