Tami Ward is the face behind Anchored in Hope Counseling, and currently holds her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. Tami has experience in the mental health field in her personal life for over 20 years. She has worked with schools, advocating for students with disabilities to make sure they receive the equal education they deserve. She has taken part in IEP plans, 504 plans and behavior plans such as FBAs throughout her years of working in the community. Tami has been a Girl Scout leader, helped with Surfer's Healing and Special Olympic events and programs. She is a member of The Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA), The American Counseling Association and The Association for Play Therapy.
Professionally, Tami has worked in a therapeutic school for seven years. While her main population is adolescents during her work day, she counsels all populations. She graduated from RIC in 2015 with her BA in Psychology and recently earned her MA.CMHC (Masters in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling) from Southern New Hampshire University, which is not only nationally accredited, but also CECREP accredited. This signifies it has the highest standards in teaching future mental health counselors and other mental health fields rigorous training and education to put out the best clinicians possible.
She is currently working towards licensure and is planning on earning it by the middle of next year in 2023.
To learn more about CECREP accreditation: https://www.cacrep.org/about-cacrep/