amira fordham, ma, med, lmft (she/they)
Amira is originally from a small town in Oregon, but spent the majority of her childhood and adolescence growing up in sunny San Diego, CA. She moved to Tacoma in 1996 to attend the University of Puget Sound, where she studied Rhetoric and African-American Studies.
After her undergraduate education, Amira earned a Master's degree in Education from Seattle University, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. She is currently part-time member of the faculty at the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University, training graduate students for careers in systems-oriented psychotherapy.
As an educator, Amira is passionate about the idea of helping others identify and utilize their strengths, overcome barriers, and achieve their goals. As a therapist, she brings the patience, compassion, humor, and problem-solving strategies from her classroom into the therapy room, providing her clients with the tools they need to uncover their potential, lead more meaningful, authentic lives, and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships with partners and family members.
Amira works with clients Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 6:00om. She sees couples and individuals, ages 12 and older. Her rate for service is $120/session, with an available sliding scale.
Amira is not currently accepting new clients.
Regina stanley, Ma, LMFTA (she/her)
Regina is a LGBTQ-identified, sex-positive therapist who works with individuals, families, and within relationships of all kinds. Affirming of all sexual, erotic, and relationship orientations and gender identities, she is passionate about working with people that often experience misunderstanding and marginalization, even in the field of mental health, including poly and non-monogamous relationships, sex workers, kinky folx, etc.
Regina has experience working with a wide range of experiences that impact mental health, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, major life transitions, relational conflict, infidelity, and gender and sexual identity work. She has specialized training in supporting clients who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence and uses a trauma-informed, client-centered approach to therapy.
As a systemic practitioner, Regina operates from the perspective that we each exist in a rich and complex cultural context that cannot and should not be ignored in the therapy room. She promotes living authentically and intentionally; cultivating insight, self-acceptance, and self-love; fostering agency and autonomy; and increasing intimacy within our relationships. She is committed to the idea that every human being is deserving of dignity and respect and values the pursuit of empathy, vulnerability, curiosity, and connection, whether this is to have more fulfilling relationships with others or with our self.
Regina works with clients on Mondays from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Wednesdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00pm. She sees couples and individuals, ages 13 and over. Her rate for service is $100/session, with an available sliding scale.
Bruce Wilson, MEd, Mdiv, Lmhca (he/him)
Bruce is originally from a small town in Louisiana and moved to Chicago in 2007. After leaving the windy city he moved to Vancouver, WA and then finally arriving in Tacoma in 2014, which he now calls home.
Bruce is passionate about working with clients to help them tap into their own internal resources to fix, heal, and grow into their best selves. He utilizes a psychodynamic approach and recognizes we live relationally; he believes in maximizing the support system clients have and expanding into the supports they would like to have in order to grow into who they would like to be. He recognizes that trust and respect are key players in the therapeutic relationship and values a co-created therapeutic orientation. As a gay man, he recognizes the importance of clients being reflected in their care. He has experience in facilitating Comprehensive Sexuality Education, working with LGBTQ+ folks, Poly folks, Sex and Body Positivity, as well as relationship issues, couples, throuples, and more.
Bruce is a Board-Certified Chaplain and has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma from religion. Bruce helps to reconnect with individual’s inner spirituality and leave the rules of religion behind to provide healing.
Bruce works with clients Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, as well as on weekends. He sees couples and individuals, ages 13 and older. His rate for service is $100/session, with an available sliding scale.