Tammy McCollam, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Tammy McCollam takes a person-centered approach to care. She focuses on understanding a patient’s goals and strengths and using those to help an individual improve his or her quality of life. She finds it rewarding to see patients make positive changes and develop new insights that set them up for a better future.
Tammy is trained in acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindful self-compassion, and heart-centered hypnotherapy techniques. She has a special interest in attachment disruption and how experiences like adoption, divorce, and other adverse childhood experiences shape future behavior and mental health. Tammy believes laughter and pleasant activities are an important part of the healing process.
Tammy earned bachelor of science degrees in psychology and leisure studies and services at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. She earned a master of arts in counseling psychology at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. She is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed professional counselor, and national certified counselor.
Away from work, Tammy enjoys gardening, knitting, dancing, and listening to live music. She has one son, two dogs, and a cat. She loves taking road trips and spending as much time as possible at the beach.