Tamera Perry, MSW,
Tamera brings hope and resolution along with a collaborative spirit to her work
with individuals and families. She is committed to individualized care for clients, developing interventions that
meet their needs. Faith is an important aspect in Tamera’s counseling, which she integrates when mutually important
to those she counsels.
Tamera joined Kenosis in August 2011 while completing graduate study at the IU
School of Social Work, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree in May 2012. She has been developing her
specialties since completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Georgia State University in 1998.
Tamera personally and professionally understands the family strain of raising
children with special needs. She has expertise with children/adolescents on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and
twice-exceptionalism (gifted and talented with special needs). She understands the challenges experienced in the
home and the school, and has learned creative strategies that are helpful for teaching the complexities of social
skills expected by their parents, teachers and peers. Tamera believes strongly in a teamwork mentality, placing
great importance on collaborating with both the child and parents/caregivers to improve the family as a whole. With
three children of her own (two with special needs), Tamera finds great joy in working with parents discovering new
skills for improving their children’s behavioral and emotional problems. Tamera has also led professional trainings
and workshops on social skills and twice-exceptionalism.
Tamera created the Indy Westside Asperger Marital Support Group to
give spouses in a relationship with someone having Asperger’s a place to find support. People attend from all
over Indiana. This meeting takes place every third Tuesday of each month at 7p.m. at the Ben Davis Christian
Church in Indianapolis.
Tamera also has experience working with adults (both men and women) facing life
decisions regarding career or relationships and with anxiety or depression issues. Prior to starting at Kenosis,
Tamera had six years experience working with women in crisis situations, specifically pregnancy, child-loss and