Who Am I...
Hi, I'm Tamara Duarte, 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 owner of Get Centered Counseling in Vancouver, WA.
I specialize in working with people who struggle with body image disturbances, roller coaster dieting, and eating disorders. 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 adults and teens 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.
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 to schedule your free consultation.