Tamara Blackledge BurrLICSW, LCSW

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What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I believe the stigma attached to mental health is the biggest barrier. There is a strong belief passed down through generations in my community that one should not tell anyone their personal or family business. I am proud to say that I can see those cycles being broken as people realize that needing help does not make them weak or any less of a man, woman, or Christian.

What does a first session with you look like?

During the first session, we will review practice policies to ensure the client has a firm grasp on what is expected of them as the client and what they can expect from me as the therapist. We will then complete the intake process so I can get a better picture of who the client is. Lastly, we will work collaboratively to make all of the identified goals manageable for the client.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I do allow clients to determine what their treatment goals will be and how they would like to accomplish their goals. I simply ask the client what they would like to get out of therapy. My purpose in that process is to make sure the client is creating goals that are attainable. I then make sure that the client's goals are stated therapeutically for the treatment plan.




Parenting issues


General Expertise

Adolescent mental health

Adoption & foster care

Anger management

Child mental health

College & graduate student issues

Domestic violence

Life coaching

Panic attacks & panic disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Group Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)


AL, LICSW, 3674C

FL, LCSW, SW18145


Master of Social Work, University of Alabama

Work History

I have worked in the mental health field for over ten years. I have had the opportunity to work with children and families involved with the foster care system as well as incarcerated adults.


7753 1st Avenue S, Birmingham, 35215, AL