CEO, Founder of WOC Therapy Inc
Tamika is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Grief Recovery Method, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
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 Award recipient, and was presented with the UCLA MSW Excellence Award. As a mental health expert, Tamika draws from over 15 years of experience working with agencies such as UCLA Medical Center, DCFS, LAUSD, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Tamika has an extensive background in educational counseling and specializes in working with teens and women.
WHO WE ARE
WOC Therapy Inc. takes a trauma-informed culturally competent approach in working with clients. We teach our clients how to reprogram painful past learning by getting to the source of limiting thoughts and beliefs. We encourage clients to ask more generative questions such as “What happened to me?” instead of “What’s wrong with me?” We explore historical and institutional racism and its impact on mental health for BIPOC communities.
The client experience is built around a feeling of safety, transparency, and cultural appreciation. With increased confidence and support, our clients go on to experience healthier relationships, more meaningful careers, and inner peace.
7.1 % Hispanic and 8.1% of Black women...
are receiving mental health services compared to 23.3% of white women
By the year 2050 women of color...
will represent 53 percent of the total U.S. female population
New mothers of color...
have a rate of postpartum depression that is about two to three times higher than the rate for all new mothers.
Depression was reported..
as the most common mental health condition across all minorities.
Meet The Team
According to the National Health Report, racial and ethnic minority women — as well as LGBQT people — face greater mental health risks and burden of the disorders because of disparities working against them. Lack of culturally competent care has the potential to result in worse outcomes than those who do not seek help in the first place.
High-effort coping, also known as the “super woman syndrome”, leads to higher rates of anxiety and depression in WOC. The practice of over-delivering and over-committing isn’t worth your physical and mental health. WOC Therapy promotes personal growth and healing so that you can experience more balanced and joyful living.