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Tamar Cassell, MA, LPCC (Hillcrest)

Tamar Cassell, MA, LPCC (Hillcrest)


Tamar Cassell, MA, LPCC (Hillcrest)

(She/Her/Hers) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


Hello! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with several years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to adults and couples. I believe that all individuals have internal strengths and resources to support them in mental health recovery and I draw upon these resources to guide treatment. I have experience working with people impacted by depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief/loss, relationship issues, and substance use. I am also passionate about providing therapy to the LGBTQ+ community and welcome transgender individuals seeking gender therapy into my practice. I strongly believe that one’s identity should not be a barrier to receiving services and welcome people from all walks of life to contact me for therapy.

I further specialize in treating individuals impacted by trauma and utilize a client-centered approach to facilitate healing and support the brain in recovering from a traumatic event. I believe that providing a safe space in therapy serves as a strong foundation to empower you to process your narrative and find meaning in your next chapter of life. Further, I integrate techniques from mindfulness-based interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to support you in building insight into your past experiences. I believe that everyone is unique and will collaborate with you to guide your individual goals in therapy.

Originally, I am from Washington, D.C. and received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American University and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of San Diego. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment centers, including psychiatric hospitals, Assertive Community Treatment programs (ACT), crisis centers, and residential domestic violence shelters. I completed my graduate degree practicum at Center for Community Solutions and pre-licensure hours as Clinical Team Lead at IMPACT.

I look forward to meeting you and collaborating with you on your journey towards growth and healing.