Tammy Kennedy


Mental Health and Relationship Counselor LPC, LADAC

“I believe we all have within us a ‘true-self’ waiting to be discovered; I love to be a part of helping others find themselves truly for the first time”.

 

Tammy has a warm personality that invites clients to feel comfortable and at ease from the very beginning, which is undeniably an asset beneficial to the counseling experience. Compassion and empathy have become her hallmark traits in helping clients work through their emotional pain. She uses effective counseling skills and techniques to compassionately guide clients through the hard questions – questions that have kept them trapped in fear, anger, resentment, envy/jealousy, loneliness/sadness, and guilt/shame – questions that have robbed them of the joy and happiness they desire.

Tammy has over 20 years’ experience counseling individuals and families struggling with life difficulties. Tammy treats adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety and panic disorders; mood disorders; and issues of self-esteem and self-worth which interfere with the ability to effectively connect with others in healthy ways. As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Tammy has comprehensive training and experience working with clients who struggle with all types of impulse control disorders such as substance abuse, codependency, sexual addiction, and compulsive spending. Tammy has addiction in her own family and has therefore personally worked 12-Step Programs for over 11 years. She shares her personal experiences of family dysfunction with clients to help normalize the effects of trying to function
daily in world full of chaos and confusion. Tammy has completed extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and uses this exciting new therapeutic approach in working with couples to help them rediscover connectedness with one another and enrich their lives. As a counselor, Tammy supports and encourages clients to find answers to life’s hard questions to empower them to live strong, love strong, and be strong.

Tammy was born in California and raised in Little Rock. She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1984 to raise her three daughters in a small-town setting. Tammy graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling in 1997. She is dually licensed by the state of Arkansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC). Tammy has specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for treatment of trauma and issues related to childhood abuse/neglect and has completed extensive specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective therapeutic approach to couple’s counseling.