Tara Brisnehan

(MA, LPC, LMHC)

About Me

Hello and welcome. My name is Tara and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona and also a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. Counseling any person, no matter where they have come from, or what challenges they are struggling with, is my passion. I enjoy helping people achieve what they desire in this life. Whether it is to have a better marriage, learn how to deal with depression, less anxiety with every new situation that arises, or parenting struggles, I can help. I love helping people to be the very best versions of themselves and giving them the tools to help with varying hurdles in life. Life can be so tough, and seeking counseling is a very brave first step and I am so grateful you came here. We all go through hills and valleys in life, but it's so much better to go through those valleys when you have the right tools in which to deal with the tough times. Life is a gift. Counseling is a gift and I hope to be able to help you with your journey.

A little about me. I grew up a military kid and was able to travel the world with my family, which came with some wonderful experiences and also some challenges of having to adjust quickly to different settings. Along the way I met a lot of great people and had the opportunity to learn family dynamics, and cultures from a very young age. I am grateful to have had to change and move throughout my childhood so that I could end up in this field where I can truly help so many different kinds of people, no matter their background, or what struggles they are going through. I received my bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. I then went on to receive my Masters degree from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. My counseling approach is mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused brief therapy. I believe we all have the ability to get where we want to go, but sometimes we need a little help along the way.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #MH15118 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LPC #18334 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by F.A. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She listens. She understands. She’s interested. She makes me feel heard and I can’t imagine my weeks without her.

Written by K.A. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tara was wonderful to speak with and completely receptive in listening to my thoughts and feelings during our session. I really felt like she was genuine in her care and gave me the ability to be completely open and vulnerable to share my story. I would highly recommend her!

Written by M.I. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tara is personable and professional. She is quick to respond, she’s flexible on sessions and she’s never judgmental. Tara has been a rock in my life. Couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

Written by P.H. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tara is amazing. I always feel so much better after talking to her. She is a great listener and is really helping me work towards getting better.

Written by E.L. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I have really enjoyed having Tara as my counselor and am so glad I was matched with her. You can tell she enjoys what she does and truly cares about helping people. She talks in a way that puts you at ease and helps you work on your specific goals. I appreciate her insight and enjoy how she shares examples from her own life. She is great about responding to messages to answer questions or just give feedback. Would definitely recommend!

Written by C.H. on Feb 19, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really am loving my sessions with Tara. She's helpful, and not only is she well-trained and educated as a therapist, she also includes insight from her own life and experience to help me feel safe and empowered sharing with her. I value how much she spots my loops and helps reassure me that I do have the power to live the life I want, healthy, happy, and healing.

Written by A.D. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Tara really listens to me and gives me good advice on how to manage my anxiety.

Written by C.O. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She has been really helpful!

Written by A.S. on Dec 06, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I connected with Tara at the gravest time in my life where I was lost lonely and badly need someone to connect to.Tara has been a perfect choice in helping me to heal and move in the right direction.Her consistent support and compassion gives me strength and a feeling that I'm not alone and there is someone.At times we all need a someone and Tara is a fabulous choice.

Written by G.U. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She listened carefully to me and my problems with my wife and gave good advice about communicating better. I’m thankful for everything Tara did for me and for my family life.

Written by N.I. on Sep 15, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Tara is amazing. She’s the perfect balance of professional while also sharing her experience and making you feel heard. I appreciate all of her insight and ability to really put things into perspective for me and my anxiety. She is awesome!

Written by S.E. on Sep 03, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

Tara gives great advice, listens to your concerns and really helps you to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors. I think she's awesome!

Written by H.E. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It's only been a few weeks and already I feel very comfortable with Tara. There is a lot for me to work on and I feel Tara can truly help me finally heal and move on from past hurts. She is very attentive, responds in a timely manner and does not let our time difference interfere with scheduling. I am very thankful Tara has appeared on my path to wellness. Thank you!

Written by M.E. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Tara is amazing!!! She is quick at responding, helps me anyway she can. We are in different timezones but she makes it work. Thank you Tara.

Written by E.M. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Tara is a very good listener and understands my situation and disorder and recommends some really great exercises and gives great advice.

Written by L.I. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Tara is very understanding, compassionate, and patient. I highly recommend her!