In my 13 years as a therapist, women, couples, and teens of all backgrounds have entrusted me with their deepest darkest secrets, reminding me daily that we are all just walking each other home.
I’m here to help you find inspiration and excitement in the things that are already working in your life. To bring peace and resolution to your heart, and help reconnect you with your purpose. My personal philosophy is that the only way out of pain is through it. Together in a safe and non-judgmental space, we work towards healing. I know that while every part of your being wishes the pain of anxiety, depression, or loss to instantly go away you would be denying yourself a journey rich with discovery and truth if it did. A journey that almost certainly could not be taken alone.
I specialize in life adjustment issues, trauma and grief counseling, all things teen related (behavioral and educational), depression, anxiety and crisis counseling. I offer a unique program for women going through major life transitions who would like to feel more confidence, clarity, and passion in their life. I am proud to have worked with thousands of women and teens who are evolving as a result of my services.
My background in educational counseling allows me to assist families with the college planning and selection process. As valedictorian of my graduating class at UCLA, I know the pressures that students face to “be excellent.” However, “excellence” should never come at the expense of our physical and mental health. I help to emotionally prepare students and their families for the college-going experience. I have created an online course and 6-week program to help parents and their students approach college with a “whole” being mindset.
Tamika Lewis, MSW, LCSW is a speaker, writer, and therapist who practices in Los Angeles, California. While trained in many modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Grief Recovery Method, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she has found the healing art of storytelling to be most transformative for her clients. Tamika focuses on issues relating women and teens in her practice and is committed to helping her clients Live, Dream, and Smile more.
Tamika graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Masters degree in School Counseling and completed her Masters in Social Work at UCLA. Tamika was the National Association of Social Worker (NASW) Student Award recipient two years in a row, and was presented with the UCLA MSW Excellence Award.
After years of working in mental health at some of the top facilities such as the UCLA Medical Center, Tamika began her 10 year stint as a guidance and college counselor 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 Perfectionism: The Slow Death of the Teen Spirit, which is due for release in Spring 2018.