Tamara Bess – Therapist and Center Director
Like everyone who is looking to build a happy, healthy life, you have to build from your roots: where and how your life began.
Tamara Bess, LMFT isn’t any different. We hope you enjoy her story of emergence. Her journey started with the spark of an answer buried deep within and grew into a developing awareness of self-motivating truths. From this she was able to claim herself as the guru of her own well being and be a teacher of others who stand ready to find their own path to safety, health, well-being and happiness.
Roger Portillio – A Journey of Self-Alignment
There is a notion in our culture that we spend our entire adult experience learning how to get over our childhood traumas. This could have been the reality for Roger Portillio were it not for his strong desire to enjoy life and feel consistent happiness engaging in healthy and meaningful relationships.
From an early age, Roger treated his home as more than a sanctuary. It was a fortress to keep out threats, rejection and painful experiences. He was a “homebody” in an effort to avoid the outside world. He would do the bare minimum to complete his tasks, engage the public as little as possible and quickly retreat to his place of protection. Conditioned by a tumultuous childhood, Roger found it challenging to interact with the public. He found himself deeply suspicious of people and their intentions.