I help exhausted parents, misguided teens and disengaged families heal, connect and live more intentionally.
I’m a therapist experienced In helping teens, families and parents work through life’s most difficult issues.
Parents seek therapy for themselves, their children and their families because something is not working. If you are living with emotional distress--anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress-- therapy can help. I am Irena Tatom, owner of Talk. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the Mental Health field for over 10 years. I have a passion for helping parents through the difficult times of parenting. As a parent, I experience parenting challenges daily and use my experiences to help other parents. I work with teenagers because I recognize how challenging this stage of life can be and realize how necessary it is to have an adult who is unconditionally in your corner. Teenage years aren't easy, it's a transition from childhood to adulthood mixed in with so much angst and awkwardness. I am here to help teens and parents navigate through this challenging time.
Talk. specializes in providing therapy for teenagers, parents and families working from a strengths-based approach that focuses on mindfulness and connecting with others. My specialities include:
Self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
Time management and organizational skills
Positive self-care and life skills
Mindfulness and meditation
Individual Therapy: Whether you are a parent who needs someone to listen, or a teen that needs help to solve a problem or provide specific techniques and tips to help you through a tough time, I am here to help. I am passionate about helping clients who have experienced trauma and are left to deal with anxiety, stress, anger, substance abuse, etc. I work with teens and young adults to resolve trauma that leads to feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness and self-hatred. I work with parents who are frustrated and exhausted with their children and need support, guidance and life changing solutions.
Skills Groups: We all try our best, but sometimes are missing the skills needed to get the job done well. Skills group can help bridge the gap where life skills may be missing and impacting you and your relationships negatively.
Family Services: I am here to listen and collaboratively come up with a plan to get your family back to living your best lives.
I received my Master's degree from Trevecca University and Bachelor's Degree from Belmont University. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, EMDR, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Based Techniques to help teens, parents and families challenge unhelpful thoughts, manage emotions, and change negative habits that are negatively affecting your life. I use evidence based practices and take them to the next level by going above and beyond the protocol. I am solution focused and value your time and money, meaning that everything that we do will be done to get the results that you are hoping for. I believe in utilizing our time together to do therapeutic work that will transfer to your real life and result in living your best life. I provide in office sessions, walk and talk sessions as well as teletherapy. I believe in real time therapy, so email, call, or text me before a problem becomes too consuming.
If you have any questions or you are interested in setting up an appointment, call me at (615) - 965-4102 or send your information to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. During the consultation, we will go over your concerns and you will receive service recommendations.