Tamara Powell

Anything But Ordinary!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
3 years in practice
  • 435 E Zarragossa St
  • Pensacola,FL

About Tamara Powell

Hello Beautiful Soul!

I’m delighted you dropped by.

It’s been my experience that we all have to answer FOUR SACRED QUESTIONS:

Who am I, really, beyond and beneath the projections – the hopes, fears, dreams, and “curses” – of my family and others? Who am I?

What am I doing here, and how is my life unfolding?

Where is life taking me: am I still on the path of my purpose?

Who will come with me: who can I count amongst my allies to help me meet this purpose, and who must I let go of?

My passion is to draw out whatever is most authentic in each being and ignite a fire that will spark a revolution in his or her life towards DEEP FULFILLMENT.

I help perfectionistic misfits and mystics who trip themselves up with anxiety and comparisons, whether just internally or in their relationships with lovers.

Why work with me?

As a rebel, visionary, and self-identified purple sheep, I love working with clients who have a low threshold for small talk and anything that feels like bul$%&. Those who like to go deep and can’t stand settling for the mundane.

Not surprisingly then, even as a natural nurturer, I have come to be known for my “out-of-the-box” and “tell it like it is” approach at times. This means I’ll go where you want to and I won’t ever placate you.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in FL, I hold a master’s degree in Psychology and have extensive detailed training in matters pertaining to sexuality and spirituality. I also work as an adjunct faculty instructor in psychology for the University of West Florida.

Like many, I am a walking paradox -- I'm a complete nerd with my nose perpetually in a book on neuroscience or contemplative philosophy or comparative religion while staying barefoot and down to chat about “taboo subjects” like polyamory or kink.

I offer sessions both in person at our downtown Pensacola offices or ONLINE so you can take me wherever you go!

Specialties:

•Identity exploration and personal empowerment

•Non-traditional issues: LGBTQ+, polyamory, and kink

•Spiritual abuse and trauma

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I can only imagine how hard that must have been to hear. On one hand, most of us would say we want our partners to always be honest with us, but on the other disclosures like this can lead to feelings of worry and inadequacy if we're not careful. So let me first of all say that it is very normal for... more

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Piggybacking on the other respondent's suggestions, I also agree that most couples could use more frequent and more bonding communication in their relationships, and this is a GREAT place to get the ball rolling towards reconnecting.Surveying the demographical data on long-term relationships, it's... more

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First off, don't blame yourself or be too quick to jump to any scary conclusions. Human sexuality can be incredibly complex at times (e.g., what turns us on at one time may not be what turns us on the next time). There could actually be a number of things going on including him having performance... more

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Oh my goodness, my heart goes out to you!! I pray you have other strong and supportive loved ones or friends surrounding you. If you are in school, please consider speaking with a counselor on site who can help give you some good coping mechanisms as well as other resources.I believe most... more

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ABSOLUTELY. Having someone who's outside the situation and, even more so, with knowledge and experience in human behavior and relationship dynamics such as a counselor can do wonders in helping us feel less alone in frustrating situations like the one you're currently stuck in with your mother. A... more

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Not at all my dear. Human beings are complex creatures, and in my opinion, our issues interconnect in a very nuanced web between our levels of being (for example, mind, body, and spirit). Everything you bring up affects all three. The truly beautiful thing about the human body is that when you begin... more

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As someone who specializes in sexuality and polyamory, I can tell you that your experience is incredibly common. It can be helpful to keep in mind that alcohol lowers our inhibitions, and for first time threesomes or any new sexual behavior really, we humans tend to enjoy a little extra oomph to our... more

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I love that you are so thoughtful and proactive about this! If only every client came in as solution focused as you, my job would be so much easier. I would second Robin's suggestion of reading ANYTHING by Gottmann. He's fantastic. Other favorites of mine are:“Getting Together and Staying Together... more

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We women really do tend to struggle with the comparison game. And Hollywood culture hasn't helped with romantic comedies and song lyrics telling us that when a man appears evasive, there's something to worry about. It's been my clinical experience though that most women value transparency and... more

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Depending on your own sexual history and what you grew up expecting to be "normal" in the bedroom, I can easily imagine that this came as quite a shock to you! It DOESN'T necessarily mean, however that your husband is: gay, bisexual transgender, or even necessarily a cross-dresser etc. unless he... more

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