Tammy, I have reviewed your website and reaching out for help desperately, my son is severe OCD, contamination, is a big part of his problem, washing hands for hours and hours at the time. don’t know what todo. Have tried to help him, but it is nearly impossible. I know that ERP/ could be helpful, but how do I get that to him in order for him to get better, Please offer guidance. thank you.
I have been dealing with OCD, anxiety, and PTSD for the majority of my life. I have seen therapists off and on all of my life and I had gotten to the point of just deciding this was something I would have to suffer with for life. When I saw my young son was beginning to have the same issues, I reached out to Tammy after reading her bio. All I can say is for the first time in my life I have hope for my life and have made incredible progress along side my son. I am doing things in life I never thought I could, thanks to Tammy and her guidance. And I can be at peace knowing my son will not have a life full of struggles because he now is receiving the right tools.
My son was diagnosed with OCD last summer and I can’t tell you how happy I am in having chosen Tammy as his therapist. She has taught him the skills he needs to control his OCD vs. OCD controlling him. Since he’s been in therapy, I’ve seen a tremendous growth in how he deals with OCD and anxiety. She has been an absolute God send and I will forever be grateful to her.
I started seeing Tammy a few months ago to help cope with my brother’s addiction and how it has affected my whole family. Tammy’s guidance and knowledge on addiction has helped tremendously.
Tammy has been a God send for both myself and my son. My son has been going to her for a little over a year and has been the only therapist we have found to help him with his severe OCD. I cannot say enough about how instrumental she has been in helping him deal with this. In the process she has also helped me get me get out of a very dark place. She is the most caring, compassionate person I have ever met. She has truly changed our lives and I am forever grateful.
My son has severe OCD and a coexisting diagnosis of high functioning autism. Through the years his OCD has been confused with his autism behaviors and not properly identified. Ms Van Linder immediately identified my son’s OCD and has begun exposure therapy to address this debilitating disorder. She has given the family strategies to confront the behaviors and we are seeing improvement already ! While we still have a long road ahead I am grateful for the proper diagnosis, treatment and improvement on my son’s quality if life and self-esteem.
Tammy takes the time needed with each patient. Walks with you in Christ during your healing process!
Tammy is great! I love her so much! She’s helped me through difficult times. She’s very flexible with scheduling appointments and if you need to cancel she’s very understanding! She is great and I would suggest her to anyone who is looking for a therapist!
In the last year I have made great progress under Tammy’s guidance. She has the ability to show compassion while teaching you life skills in how to handle conflict. I feel stronger and more confident then ever!!
A few months ago I thought I was losing my mind. I felt like I couldn’t control my thoughts and was extremely stressed. I saw Tammy and I explained what I had been going through. After hearing my story and talking to me about what I had been experiencing, she determined I was suffering from OCD. She helped me realize that I have OCD but OCD doesn’t have me. She taught me different techniques for treating the OCD, which made my symptoms MUCH more manageable. Just understanding what was going on, and how to handle my thoughts and compulsions, made me feel much better. If you’re suffering from anxiety and need help sorting everything out, I highly recommend talking to Tammy. She’s very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Brooklyn –
I never knew how to handle distressing ocd thoughts until I had counseling from Tammy.She helps you learn ERP, ways to cope with the anxiety.
About 2 1/2 months ago I was in a horrible place. I was going in a downward spiral and completely terrified of everything. I was suffering from a horrible case of Post Partum OCD / Anxiety, over 2 years after my son’s birth. I was absolutely convinced that I was a harm to myself, my family and everyone else. To put it in to words, I was living in hell. I remember thinking, what had my life become? I can’t go on like this much longer! I don’t want to live like this, in constant fear and terror. I had no clue what was wrong with me and I surely didn’t know I was suffering from OCD. I thought I had just gone mad! It was then that I took to the internet, desperate for answers and most of all help. It was then I learned that I had developed something called Harm OCD and the most effective was to treat / recover was through ERP therapy. I had never been to therapy in my life. I had never taken a pill for anxiety, depression, but my life had been turned into utter chaos, in such a short amount of time, I was desperate. By the absolutely grace of God, I found Tammy. I google searched ERP Therapists in Hartford and her name came up in my search engine. I called her and left a voicemail. My voicemail was that of a desperate woman. I was in hysterics actually, ready to commit myself to the Institute of Living. And Tammy called me back almost immediately. She was so kind and she knew EXACTLY what I was going through bc she had been there herself, 21 years ago! I was immediately so relieved. I knew instantly this was going to be my pathway to recovery, working with Tammy, someone who personally had climbed out of the darkness. I am not that same frightened woman I was back in January. Through weekly therapy sessions with Tammy, I am starting to feel like my old self again. I am no longer living in constant fear and anxiety. I am no longer afraid to hold my son/ be alone with him. I am no longer afraid to go to the grocery store or meet a friend for a drink.
Alison – 2017-04-04
Central CT Anxiety OCD Treatment was extremely helpful with my struggle with OCD.
Thank you for everything!