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Tamie Pushlar, LCSW-R

Tamie Pushlar, LCSW-R


Tamie earned her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of South Carolina and holds the LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) credential in New York State. In 2012, she also obtained a Trauma Counseling Certificate from the University of Buffalo. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, EMDRIA, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Professional Experience

Tamie has worked in the social work field for over 20 years post Master. She started her career working at MHA of Westchester County as a clinical care coordinator, in an urban setting working with adolescents with severe mental health and behavioral issues who are at risk for hospitalization. In 2003, she moved to the Ithaca area where she began a job at Cornell University with a program called Agrability. At Cornell, Tamie had the opportunity to travel throughout rural NY State, providing supportive counseling and accessing resources for farming families. After the Agrability grant ended, she was employed at the William George Agency, working as a social worker counseling adolescent boys with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. In addition to individual, group and family counseling, she assisted with discharge planning with schools and community services. Since 2007, she has worked at the Lighthouse and Possibilities Program providing individual, family, and group counseling with 6th through 12th graders who are in a crisis and need additional social/emotional and academic support. Her experiences have afforded the ability to understand the importance of working collaboratively with individuals, families and communities.

In June 2013, Tamie started a private practice at Community Corners in Ithaca, NY. Tamie works with adolescents and adults in individual, family or couple counseling.


  • Youth, ages 14-21
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Couples


  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • School Avoidance
  • School Behavioral and Emotional Problems
  • Life Changes
  • Parenting of Teens
  • Grief and Loss
  • Social Skills
  • Navigation of System (local, county, state and federal)

Therapeutic Methods

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling

Therapeutic Approaches


Tamie utilizes EMDR, Progressive Counting Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Exposure Therapy. She wants the individuals and families to be the leader of their counseling as she is their guide. She uses biological, spiritual, environmental, social, and emotional approaches in her treatment. She will access the use of media, articles, and practice assignments to make the counseling experience interactive. Most importantly, she looks at the person in their environment, and with permission, will work collaboratively with their supports, or help them build a support system. She is also capable of helping individuals and families navigate the local, county and state resources. She is also available to assist in state and out of state college/university students and consulting with their families who may live a distance away to provide a continuity of care.

Tamie loves her furry family member, Zola. Zola is a Goldendoodle; Zola may spend some time in the office with Tamie. Tamie is aware that some of us may be allergic to dogs. If you are a new client and are allergic or fearful of animals Tamie will make sure not to bring Zola to work on those days you have your appointment.