Dr. Tamara Newcomb is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whose education includes a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Bachelor’s in Family Relations & Child Development, Master’s in Psychology, and a P.h.D. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munro Meyer Institute of Genetics and Rehabilitation in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Newcomb has experience in administering psychoeducational and psychological assessments and conducting therapy with individuals, families, and groups in outpatient and school-based settings. Additionally, she has worked with a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and psychological health issues and diagnoses, including neurodevelopment, anxiety, depressive, personality, and impulse-control disorders.
Dr. Newcomb’s primary areas of professional interest include treatment of childhood disorders, behavioral disorders, behavioral planning, parenting training, couples/family therapy, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. Her integrative therapeutic approach combines behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and family therapies. In treatment, the focus is on symptom reduction and the development of new effective coping strategies. She believes this is best achieved by helping clients’ gain an enhanced understanding of how they are both affected by and interact with the environment around them. She believes no two clients are the same and that treatment style and intervention strategies must be tailored to the individual’s needs. Dr. Newcomb’s goal is to create a safe, open, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to feel comfortable expressing themselves and to work through difficult and complex issues. She is passionate about helping individuals gain increased insight and self-awareness and work toward making certain changes in order to experience greater satisfaction in their lives.
In her free time, Dr. Newcomb enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time with her friends and family. She also loves reading, word games, cooking, exercising, and movies.