Tamika Lewis, LCSW is a writer, speaker, and licensed psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She provides individual, group, and couples counseling with an emphasis on helping women and teens overcome anxiety and depression. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Grief Recovery Method, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Tamika weaves laughter and the art of storytelling into every session, leaving clients feeling lighter and more hopeful.
Tamika graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Masters degree in School Counseling and completed her Masters in Social Work at UCLA. She was a National Association of Social Worker (NASW) Award recipient, and was presented with the UCLA MSW Excellence Award. She also received recognition for her research with the CHLA Keck Diabetes Prevention Initiative, which explored the physical and mental wellness of communities in South and East Los Angeles.
After years of working in mental health at some of the top facilities including the UCLA Medical Center and Child and Family Guidance Center, Tamika began her career in College Counseling with LAUSD in 2007. She is a regular presenter at the NACAC College Fair and has presented at the WACAC conference as well. In 2011 she published her first book Next Generation Graduate: College Readiness for Low-Income Students. Tamika is working on her second book Love Letters to Myself: Truth, Lies, and Secrets to Being Me, which is due for release in 2018.