Tameka Bob, Ph.D. is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor.
Dr. Bob specializes in providing individual and group counseling to adolescents and adults. She was educated in the Louisiana public school and university system, receiving a high school diploma from McDonogh #35 Blue Ribbon School. She attended Northwestern State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Education in Counselor Education, with an emphasis in Community Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a doctoral degree from the University of New Orleans in the field of Counselor Education, with an emphasis in College Counseling. Dr. Bob’s dissertation research focused on African American Sons’ Perceptions of Their Fathers Influence on Their Decision to Pursue Higher Education. The majority of her experience has been working with youth and young adults in the community and higher education.
I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the Counselor having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. You are in control of what you want to accomplish in our sessions and goals are determined and evaluated weekly.
My theoretical orientation is informed by the Client-Centered approach, which is used to establish rapport and to clarify issues throughout the session, along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is where patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients’ problems and to develop solutions. I further employ a holistic, eclectic approach to mental health, honoring spirituality as a tenet of wellness. I utilize expressive, in addition to cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to care. Formal and informal “homework” are often used to augment the counseling experience.