Tammy Barnum, LMHC

Tammy Barnum, LMHC
About Me

Hello! My name is Tammy Barnum, LMHC, and I believe that the therapeutic alliance is the most essential part of good therapy. It is important there is a mutual relationship of respect and honesty. My goal is to work with clients to help them reach their goals and full potential as human beings. I have worked with a diverse population of clients in the past including children, teens, and adults who are from high-risk and disadvantaged backgrounds. Most of the clients that I worked with at the Villa of Hope endured some kind of trauma in their lives. I enjoy working with clients with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions, parenting, women’s issues, increasing self-esteem, and relationship issues.

I received my undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo in Elementary Education, then moved to Boston for 8 years where I finished my master’s degree at Lesley University.  I worked at Perkins School for the Blind for 6 years while completing my graduate work. When I was teaching, I realized many students have difficulty performing due to social and emotional issues. I wanted to work on helping those students learn to cope with social and emotional since they impact the whole person. I have gone through bouts of depression and anxiety in my own life, and I was able to go to therapy feel safe, heard, and learn tools to help me manage my symptoms more effectively. I use modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing Psychoeducation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe in strengths-based work and the ability of the client to move and grow given a safe, trusting environment.

I’m originally from a small town in Western New York. I have a teenage son who I enjoy spending time with. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, reading and dancing. I’m usually up for any new activity unless it involves cold weather.

Schedule / Reschedule Appointment
Penfield, Telehealth
Client Focus
Couples, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Perspective
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Insurances Accepted
Self Pay Rate
Couples Self Pay Rate