Tamara Sharifov (She/Her/Hers)

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I work with Individuals and couples. All through a multi-culture lens, I also provide therapy for front-line workers and humanitarians.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

My clients quickly learn that their pains are not a weakness, but a portal towards wisdom and growth. Through my approach I work with you to enhance your innate strength, reconnect with your ability to continue thriving, and guide you towards self-compassion. I believe through the appropriate therapeutic approach, our deepest struggles and difficult life experiences can become the force of our greatest wisdom.

My Background and Approach

I am a woman of color, first-generation daughter of immigrants, and actively practicing Tibetan Buddhist. I have 11 years experience working with an array of client populations, and emphasize the importance of honoring your history and current life circumstances. I am trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with a specialty in PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety/depression, relationship dynamics, and other daily mental health concerns. I also specialize in emotional and trauma exposure, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness-based treatment. I am versed across diverse cultures, and have unique experience understanding the effects of sexual assault, the consequences of war and conflict, the impacts of structural racism/multigenerational trauma and the humanitarian field.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a woman of color and a daughter of immigrants, I have never felt it more important to honor the lived experiences that shaped us to this moment. I know we many time shy away from our darkest memories, however I have learned that "Like a lotus flower, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world." I believe that when we are lost, our values and moral compass can become our guide towards empowerment. It is through the mud, and through the pain, we can discover who we're meant to be in this world - what will give purpose to our suffering. My only hope is to help guide you through your unique process, and towards a life worth living.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Islam

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Русский


6198228938 Email Tamara
2729 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92103

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