Who Am I...
Hi, my name is Tamara Duarte, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and the Human Rights Chair for the Washington Counseling Association, as well as the owner of Get Centered Counseling in Vancouver, WA.
I specialize in working with women who struggle with body image disturbances, roller coaster dieting, and eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, who want to make peace with food and their body. By getting freedom from the negative self-talk and food rules, my clients can free themselves up to focus on the things that really matter like relationships, career, enjoyable activities, etc.
I have a cozy little office in Hazel Dell, just off I-5, where I have the privilege to work with some amazing women as they navigate on the road to recovery.
With over a decade and a half of recovery myself from an eating disorder I feel that I have a unique perspective and understanding of my clients’ struggles. My road to recovery wasn’t always pretty, but it was my own journey and I navigated it the best that I could. Every year I felt myself growing closer and closer to what I considered would be a solid recovery. Some years there were huge movements forward and sometimes it felt like I was crawling, but I just kept doing the best I could. Even though I have since reached my recovery goal, I still find myself growing year by year and moving into a connectedness with myself and my body I never imagined I could have. I want all of my clients to experience the freedom and self-acceptance, dare I say even self-love, that they so desire.
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Grief and Loss
I'd like to help you
I am honored to work with all the clients who come into my office, and I would be honored to work with you. If you are struggling with self-image, extreme highs and/or extreme lows, an eating disorder or just an unhealthy relationship with food, anxiety, or complex grief please click the link below and within 48 business hours I will get back with you to schedule your free consultation.