I am always so deeply thankful, when I see professionals, working for the needs of the victims of trauma, abuse and torture.
Professionals who allow the victims of complex trauma and prolonged abuse, like me, a voice and show the compassion and empathy needed, that is so lacking in society. And lacking within the mental health profession too.
From Dr Tama Lane’s website….
Hello there! I’m Dr Tama Lane, a psychologist and an advocate for survivors of trauma and torture. I am dedicated to treating individuals psychologically impacted by the cycle of violence. I have worked in Chicago, New York, including Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, and in the Middle East (Jordan and Palestine).
My professional experiences have fueled a commitment to service diverse populations affected by various life stressors and trauma. I have a particular interest in the psychological trauma of individuals affected by war trauma and torture, including community and personal violence, both locally and internationally. I am committed to expanding my understanding of the legacy of trauma and violence, their social implications and the manner in which they influence and jeopardize human development and families.
I want to encourage survivors of trauma (and their families) around the world to step out of their shadows of silence and help them cope with their invisible wounds.
My aim is to reach the broadest possible audience internationally, using video resources, relevant news content and social media. The experience will always be non-judgemental, confidential and practical (non-academic). I will share the real-life experiences of survivors who have broken their silence and found healing to again live a full life.
Survivors of trauma should not suffer in silence. Being visible should never make you feel vulnerable. I want to help survivors take the first steps in the healing process.
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, then completed a two-year fellowship at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, a torture treatment center in the New York City area treating survivors of torture and war trauma from 80 different countries.
I’ve worked at various New York hospitals and clinics, providing clinical and therapeutic interventions for children with recent histories of physical and sexual abuse, children infected with HIV, substance abuse out-patients, and in-patient populations. I also trained at various hospitals in Chicago, including John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County conducting emergency room assessments and the Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center, treating prenatal and postnatal females with HIV and AIDS. I am also certified in the administration of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).