Tammy Berman, LMHC

My Commitment

People are motivated to begin therapy for many different reasons.  Whatever has brought you here, I promise to match your commitment.  I will do my best to determine my role in being effective to help you achieve your goals.  I am committed to your healing and to being supportive, perceptive, attentive and mindful as is possible.  It is my goal to make you feel comfortable and safe, after all we are talking about personal matters.

My Philosophy

My role as a counselor is to shed light in your world.  We go wherever you need and want to go. Your role is to determine the direction that is right for you to take.  There are times where clients may need tools they do not have. I am here to offer you  those tools that may be useful to you.  Ultimately it is up to you to use them.

My role is to support those endeavors you choose to take on, point out areas that may be beneficial to pursue, and to help you identify and overcome barriers that get in your way.  I believe growing is a continual process and I continually integrate new techniques, principles and information into my work in order to support your evolution/growth.

My Approach

SUPPORTIVE

My goal, with each client I meet, is to achieve a greater quality of life and ultimately more satisfaction with themselves. With that in mind I continually try to shed light on your successes, your unique and special qualities, and your insights gained in each and every session. My goal is to inspire a positive attitude, hope, and a recognition of the progress one makes when engaging in this valuable process.

COLLABORATIVE

When learning about your reasons for coming and obstacles in your way to achieving your goals, I continually work to assess and identify what is significant to you in determining which direction to take. I often use the metaphor: “We are on a dark path and I have no idea what we will find, what will be valuable along the way, and where we are going. But I have a really good flashlight and can help to illuminate all that is, and may be, out of your view. However only you know which way we need to go and what we will need to take along with us.” Therapy is a process and I can never move forward without you helping to determine the way.

STRATEGIC

As a collaborative Mental Health Professional, I see myself as an engineer of communication and interactions in the group process. I am sensitive to emotional content and relationship dynamics as they inform my recommendations and strategy to help ensure the success of a collaborative process. I work to orchestrate and facilitate effective communication, tolerance and understanding between parties in order to ultimately help partners find unique ways to resolve their differences and dissolve their partnership in a respectful and peaceful manner.

CHALLENGING

Obstacles come in many forms. Every client’s road is different. I maintain a keen view of what potentially can be in your way and work to challenge your skills and insights. I work to foster a greater understanding of the ways to overcome these obstacles in addition to a greater understanding of the need and benefit of doing so.

My Experience

  • Individual, Family and Couples Counseling

  • Relationship problems

  • Life transitions, Divorce and loss.

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression, and suicidal ideation

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Self-Harm

  • Bullying

  • Addiction

  • Coaching

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Anger problems, abuse, and domestic violence

  • Supervising Registered Mental Health Interns

My Education

  • Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University 2003

  • Internship, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (Toronto, Ontario) 1999

  • Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) 1999

My Certifications and Training

  • 6th Annual Conference of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, May 2018

  • DBT Skills Training, 8-week online program, February 2018.​​

  • 5th Annual Conference of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, June 2017

  • Advanced Collaborative Training, January 2017.

  • Gottman Level 2: Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities, July 14-22 2016.

  • ​​4th Annual Conference of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, May 2016

  • ​Gottman Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, January 29-30 2016.

  • Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator as of December 2015

  • 3rd Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida 2015

  • Certified Family Mediation Training Course, completed February 2015

  • Parenting Coordination Course, completed January 2015

  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training, completed December 2014

  • 2nd Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida 2014

  • Inaugural Collaborative Family Law Conference 2013

  • National Board Certified Counselor, certified on April 30th 2010

  • “Qualified Supervisor” for Mental Health Counselors, certified in 2009

  • Motivational Interviewing: Certificate in meeting MIA-STEP Standards on April, 23rd 2007

  • Licensed with the State of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor on Dec., 15th 2006

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Completed Ten-Day Intensive Training on Feb., 19th 2005

My Memberships



817 S. University Drive, Suite 121
Plantation, FL 33324

tammy@mycounselingconnections.com
(954) 839-0106

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