Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland with over ten years of experience providing counseling services to children, teens, adults and families coping with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma and substance abuse. I am originally from California where I received my undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University. My master's degree is from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. My therapy approach is open, compassionate, focused and goal oriented. I am passionate about helping people recognize and build on their strengths to become the very best versions of themselves. The right therapist fit is a key element in a successful therapy experience, and I want to be that for you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW 28364
ND LCSW 6282
DC LICSW LC200002065
VA LCSW 0904007575
Tara is so kind, thoughtful, and smart. She has such a warm way of helping you work through life's difficulties. Cannot recommend her enough!
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Tara has been a wonderful help to me getting through a challenging time. She has helped me to come up with strategies to not only deal with anxiety in the moment, but to reduce my overall stress levels. I am feeling so much better and I know that Tara is a big piece of that.
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching
Tara is a fantastic therapist she offers a variety of methods to pursue what ever it is you are trying to achieve. She builds a legitimate connection that feels more like having a friend than just a professional. I cannot stress how she has helped me in our time together I find processing issues to be easier using the skills she's helped me hone
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I've only had 2 sessions so far with Tara, but she seems to knowledgeable and empathetic.
Written on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Tara is very friendly and you can tell how much she cares when you speak with her! I feel like she has brought a lot of value in only a few sessions and I am excited to continue working with her!
Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
Tara is very professional and listens to my needs and try’s to help with suggestions from her expertise. Highly recommend her!
Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief