IHS: Northern Navajo Medical Center

My name is Tamir, and I am a doctoral-level psychology intern. I currently provide mental health services at Northern Navajo Medical Center and Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center. 

Growing up in rural North Carolina, life revolved around family values and community engagement. My involvement in sports throughout my youth provided an avenue for social connections and physical well-being, while my love for the natural sciences opened me up to nature’s wonders. Now, as a mental health professional, I recognize the importance of including nature-based activities in the healing process for those seeking to regain balance–especially young adults and at-risk youth in underserved communities. With that in mind, I strive to establish a community-oriented mental health approach devoted to restoring healing and healing through interactions with nature and Mother Earth.

With over ten years of experience working with diverse populations, my therapeutic approach focuses on the use of culturally relevant therapies and interventions centered around holistic health and healing. I specialize in the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy and dream interpretations to navigate the challenges associated with historical trauma and dissociative experiences. 

I will earn my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2024, providing an even greater understanding of interpersonal dynamics and improving my ability to assist Black/Indigenous individuals, couples, children, and families find holistic balance.

In my spare time, I try to enjoy a few hobbies which include meditation/yoga, playing basketball, and spending time with my family.

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