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Barbara Tamkin - Insight Counseling Centers


Phone: 615.383.2115, ext. 104

Barbara Tamkin is a full-time staff Pastoral Counselor and the coordinator of Insight Counseling Centers’ office in Hendersonville. Barbara has specialized training in emotionally focused therapy and is a certified Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling facilitator. Her interests include hiking, music, reading, family and friends.


Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Georgia

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Schedule an appointment with Barbara

Call us at 615.383.2115 ext. 100


Connections: Understanding and Healing Shame

It has been said that “vulnerability is about showing up and being seen.” (Brene Brown)

This is a 10-12 week intense group workshop that invites participants to explore how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way we live and love. CONNECTIONS is a transformative group experience based on Brene’ Brown’s work on vulnerability. To feel seen, heard, and valued are fundamental to happiness and well-being. This group provides a place and space for such a belonging. Join us on this journey as we all discover the power of letting go of shame and experience the healing nature of nonjudgmental relationships. Find the courage to love yourself and others with a whole heart. Learn how to live your life “all in.”

Length: 10-12 weekly 1.5 hour sessions

Size Limit: Limited to 10

Facilitator: Barbara Tamkin, MMFT

Pre-marital Counseling in Hendersonville

This is provided for couples or groups seeking a strong foundation for marriage. An online survey is offered for participants to prepare for the sessions. Couples will:

  • Identify strength and growth areas
  • Explore personality traits
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Resolve conflicts and reduce stress
  • Compare family backgrounds
  • Comfortably discuss financial issues
  • Establish personal, couple, and family goals

There is an extra $30 cost for the online assessment. The fee for the Program can be negotiated by the congregation.

Length: Six to ten weekly sessions or a weekend retreat

Size Limit: Negotiable

Facilitator: Barbara Tamkin, MMFT

Schedule a workshop for your group!

Our workshops are offered for the educational benefit of your community — congregations, clergy, and other organizations. Topics address the concerns and interests of modern life, with its complex challenges, and any of these workshops can be tailored to fit the needs of your group.

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