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Tammy L. Garceau, LICSW

Clinical Director / Clinician

Tammy is a graduate of Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work, and is a

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  Tammy has co-founded two wellness collaboratives in Rhode Island, and she is currently the Clinical Director of The Center For Counseling and Wellness in East Greenwich, RI. 

Counseling For Wellness, Inc. is a private practice which Tammy established in 2004.  Prior to private practice, Ms. Garceau gained valuable experience in her roles as a public school social worker, as the Clinical Supervisor for a day treatment program treating emotionally and behaviorally challenged populations, and as a Mental Health Manager for an Early Head Start, Head Start and GED program. Tammy has been a member of The National Association of Social Workers, and was a presenter at an NASW Convention.  She served on The Board of Directors for the RI Association for Infant Mental Health, and presented at a New England Head Start Annual Conference.  As a member of a RI Task Force for Children Under Six, Tammy was awarded The Carol Prendergast Award. 

Tammy is a Level I and II Certified EMDR Therapist, and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. In an effort to better meet the needs of school-aged children and families, Tammy and several colleagues developed a School Partnership Program Resource Guide and intervention initiative. In April of 2023, she also became the first Rhode Island therapist trained by The Yale Child Study Center in The Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Treatment Protocol. 

Tammy utilizes a Strength-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral approach to her practice. Evidenced-based Relational, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, DBT, and mindfulness techniques are also incorporated into her treatment portfolio. Tammy’s treatment approach fosters positive, trusting, and productive counseling relationships with her clients, as they strive to reach their personal goals and overall wellness. 

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