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Tamara Thebert is a licensed psychotherapist (#53456) and psychospiritual educator in Berkeley, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Through a relationship of trust and compassion, I provide a safe space to help you change your relationship to the thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and energies that create suffering. With a balanced approach that both accepts where you are in your process and addresses your immediate needs for action, we create a framework for healing.

I am present, warm, intuitive, grounded, and appreciative of your unique experience. While I hold an optimistic perspective, I am neither afraid nor hesitant to go into the deepest and darkest places with you. I trust that whatever happens in our time together is exactly what needs to be unfolding for healing.

When things aren’t going well, we have another chance to engage in whatever is blocking us from living fully. These are the times when the questions, doubts, and fears begin and, ironically, when the opportunities to heal and transform present themselves. Most of us know this at some level, yet finding support may feel challenging.

Providing support, listening to the stirrings of the soul, noticing energies, and collaborating about possibilities is the honor that I am blessed to call my work.

Using a psychospiritual approach with best practices from psychotherapy and spiritual counseling, we move together to reduce suffering and illuminate your optimal potentialities for long-term success.

What sets me apart from other psychotherapists, is my training in consciousness studies, spiritual and religious studies, neuroscience, ecopsychology, and astrology which informs how I assist you in navigating effective solutions that promote balance in the mind, body, and spirit.

Whether you are suffering from trauma, stress, anxiety, and/or depression, I can help.

Tamara is also the CEO and co-founder of Inner Science Institute (InSci). InSci specializes in training mental health professionals who value progressive social change and spiritual awakening to recognize and amplify internal resources by learning to work from the inside out. We provide courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening. For more information about InSci, go to www.innerscience.net.

Tamara is a lesbian with a mixed heritage background (Irish, Mexican, Italian, French, Polish) committed to freedom via spiritual awakening and social justice. Raised by a single mother and grandmother in a Catholic working class family, she welcomes women from all backgrounds to her practice. Pronouns: she/her.

Tamara is also a learning enthusiast (a.k.a. addicted to education and training;-)

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies with a concentration in Art and Psychology from Knox College, a Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a Certification in Hypnotherapy (Spiritual Counseling emphasis) from The Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

Tamara is currently enrolled in Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield‘s two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training certification program.

She also has training and certificates in shamanism, energy healing, astrology, grief and bereavement, women’s spirituality, self-compassion, radical acceptance, mindfulness, meditation, ecopsychology, and permaculture.

Since 2000, Tamara has been exploring and integrating timeless wisdom from the world’s spiritual and religious traditions. She was raised Catholic, has explored and enjoyed many spiritual paths, and has appreciation for all paths and no path. Tamara has been a devotee of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) since 2003 and Mother Meera since 2009 and is engaged in the teachings and practices of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and Catholicism while maintaining a deep connection with the earth. Her more recent boon of discovering Sri Mooji in 2014 and  Thich Nhat Hanh in 2020 continues to be a profound experience of the Timeless Loving Presence within.

For more inspiration about Amma, Mother Meera, Mooji, and  Thich Nhat Hanh, click on the appropriate links and enjoy!