Our Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Dr. Tamarah Gehlen, LMFT LADC CCTP FLE

Owner & Founder

Dr. Tam (she/her) is a national-level speaker with 3 TEDx talks available online, an author, and a graduate-level professor of addiction and mental health at St. Mary’s University Twin Cities. She is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, helping individuals and families address addiction and mental health concerns, as well as grief and loss. She has a strong track record of supporting persons who are in demanding positions navigate stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout, and can also provide leadership coaching and mentoring.

If you are seeking to become the best and most authentic version of yourself – Dr. Tam will be a powerful partner in your journey.

Dr. Tam utilizes holistic approaches to care. She favors Solution Focused Therapy methods, Adlerian Counseling, and Internal Family Systems approaches to the work she does with clients. She brings humor, directness, and deep compassion to the work she does with others.

Get in touch: Dr.Tam@transformationaltherapymn.com

Elizabeth Volkman, MA, LADC, LPCC

Mental Health Practitioner

Elizabeth (she/her) believes that understanding, accepting, and committing to our values is an integral part of recovery and creating a meaningful life. She aims to provide tools and support that allow individuals to resolve their past and thrive in the present. Elizabeth has professional experience and training focused on providing advocacy and guidance for adults seeking management and relief from PTSD, substance use concerns, mood and anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.

Using a mindfulness and acceptance-based therapeutic approach to understand the unique perspectives and experiences of each individual, Elizabeth empowers clients towards change in a safe, welcoming environment. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, relapse prevention and harm reduction.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with individuals who are coping with depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, trauma, and substance use concerns. She is LGBTQIA+ affirmative and enjoys working with adult survivors of trauma and abuse, and BIPOC communities to help identify and process trauma, build self-esteem and establish and create functional boundaries.

Connect with Elizabeth at: Elizabeth@transformationaltherapymn.com or 612-466-0434

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