Tam earned her Master’s of Psychology and Counseling in 2007 from Goddard College, and her Doctorate of Psychology from Walden University in 2016. For nearly a decade Tam taught at UAF and UAS - as an instructor of Intimate and Family Relationships in the Family Studies department, Tam worked with her students to provide a deeper understanding of the psychology of intimate relationships. Tam utilizes Positive Psychology to address anxiety and stress, female life-span transitions, intimate relationships, relating patterns, and cultivation of one's highest self. For almost 20 years Tam has studied meditation and yoga, thus providing her a holistic framework when working with clients. Tam greatly enjoys working with women and providing couples counseling.
Sarah Shaddy-Farnsworth, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual and family therapy with adults and children. Sarah earned her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York City in 2008. She has received training in several cognitive behavioral models for addressing trauma reactions in adults and children as well as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (S.M.A.R.T), and the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Framework. Her orientation is psychodynamic and relational but treatment is collaborative and often includes cognitive, mindfulness-based, and play-therapy approaches as the therapeutic environment is co-constructed.
Saralyn Tabachnick, MEd Licensed Professional Counselor
Saralyn works full-time as Executive Director at AWARE, Juneau’s domestic violence/sexual assault intervention/prevention program, and has a small counseling practice at Wellspring.
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Shelly Smith Patient Accounts and Billing Manager
Shelly is Wellspring’s Patient Accounts and Billing Manager. She earned her degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Alaska and brings with her many years of experience in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Shelly is a small business owner and has been a homeschool parent for 10 years and still counting. She loves her time with family most of all and in her spare time she enjoys writing poetry and short stories, time with her animals which include a horse and two dogs, activism, and travel. She enjoys her work at Wellspring and contributing to a community of up-lifting and dedicated women working together toward the well-being of all.