At Flourish Therapies, we strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to allow room for positive change to occur. It is important to remember that what is troubling you today does not have to weigh you down forever. We believe that our experiences and reactions can help shape us but do not define us. Therapy is a tool used to explore what has you seeking help and what growth can take place. Self-discovery can create hope for new beginnings and past healing.
Tracy Klemme, LMHC, LMFTA
Founder & Clinician
I practice a collaborative and curious approach to therapy. It is important for me to understand how my clients lives have been shaped and where they want to make changes. I believe in an empathic style of therapy, but also recognize it is my job to help you acknowledge difficult fears or struggles. Using a systemic outlook, I am aware that we are relational beings and there are outside influences to how we live. I am dedicated to help you achieve your therapeutic goals by exploring emotions, examining triggers, improving relationships, and creating new tools to help you succeed.
My specialties include: individual therapy, couples therapy, relational therapy, pre-marital therapy, stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions (new/loss of job, baby, city, friend, family), life stages, work/life balance, family of origin, parenting issues, co-parenting, women's issues, interfaith, intimacy, sex, mindfulness, spirituality, body image, grief and loss, self-esteem/confidence issues, conflict resolution, communication, college students, young adults.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I am also in the process of becoming an approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I hold a master's degree from Northwestern University and am finishing my PhD through Virginia Tech. After academia, I practiced at multiple agencies in Boston, have taught at Adler University in Chicago, and was a Clinical Fellow at Seattle Pacific University. All of my training has provided me with an experiential and studious foundation of psychotherapy.
Tasheena Salway, LMHC
Tasheena has been practicing mental health therapy for 7 years. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and her master's degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University Atlanta.
Tasheena has experience working with individuals, children, adolescents, adults, and families who suffer from a variety of mental health illnesses. She has worked in community mental health settings, which ranges from working with clients in the community, incarcerated, homeless with severe mental health and substance use diagnoses, at risk children and families, group therapy, inpatient psychiatric facilities, child and family agencies, mental health advocacy organizations, and most currently private practice.
She uses several therapeutic modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Positive psychotherapy and mindfulness and relaxation. Her approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. A holistic, strength based, person centered approach guides her practice.
She believes that although individuals may already have the skills to create change in their lives, they often need help identifying and developing those skills. She views the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the clients as the experts of their lives. Within the structure of the therapeutic relationship clients can access their inner strengths and promote change.
Tasheena believes in working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. She also realizes how important it is to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality in this process. She considers the importance of the surrounding systems, adversity, and stigma clients may face and how this impacts therapy.