Dr. Tameer Siddiqui
I believe the foundation of a helping relationship lies in fostering a safe space in which a person can show up as they are and reveal their vulnerabilities in the presence of a therapist who holds them in positive regard, while highlighting their strengths and exploring together areas of growth. Within this therapeutic space, I work collaboratively with individuals and witness their transformative self-healing as they learn to tap into reservoirs of inner strength, courage, and self-care. In addition, I understand we are multi-faceted beings and therefore like to emphasize the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual (if desired) and experiential aspects of an individual’s multidimensional identity as a way to honor and explore the whole person.
While my clinical experiences have been deeply rooted in cognitive-behavioral approaches (e.g., CBT, ACT, and DBT), I have also utilized EMDR, Internal Family Systems, motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy, and psychodynamic interventions. I recognize flexibility in therapeutic work is critical to the wellbeing of the clients I work with, and I tend to gravitate towards a relational, insight-oriented, emotionally focused, integrative therapeutic approach depending on the client and issues at hand. With every treatment angle, however, I understand the importance of utilizing a culturally sensitive evidence-based framework with a trauma-informed, multicultural lens.