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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH15118 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LPC #18334 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Tara is very attentive and responds to my dialogue during our sessions. She gives advice that has made a difference in the short time I have been working with her.
Tara continues to be an amazing resource and source of support for me. She listens empathetically, while also encouraging me to grow. I’ve been meeting with her weekly for several months now, and without a doubt I am in a better place mentally than I could have ever been without her. I am so grateful to Tara and to Betterhelp.
I am glad I can speak with Tara Brisnehan once a week on the phone.. Tara is highly professional, a good listener and always shares her insight on the situation I am dealing with at the moment..
She always responds with positive feedback! She is very understanding and a caring person!
I really hit the jackpot when I got paired up with Tara! Her personality and genuine desire to help makes me look forward to each of our sessions. Tara gives examples from her own life to truly demonstrate her understanding of what you need help with. I am so thankful to have Tara helping me get back on track!
Tara is wonderful. I am very thankful to have her.
I have really enjoyed working with Tara. She is gentle and compassionate and works with me on addressing my primary concerns first before tackling other topics. She is supportive but also makes sure to ask the tough questions. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a good listening ear with some constructive feedback.
I couldn't be happier with being paired with Tara. She is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and very responsive. She helped greatly in just a short time - I would recommend her to anyone!!
Tara is incredible. I was suffering from the inability to let go and start my life again with an open heart .. for 2 years. But within just a couple sessions, she has totally shifted my perception. I highly recommend her. She is kind and yet honest. She gives you solid guidance while validating your experience and feelings. Highly recommend.
I have only been in counseling with Tara for only two weeks and she completely understands my concerns! She has helped me control my anxiety and get my life back on track. This is exactly what I was looking for in a counselor!
Tara has become my lifeline at a time when I needed a trusted voice and a way to save my relationship and my family from my anger and my inability to develop intimacy with my partner. BetterHelp has been the best therapy option for me and Tara is just what I needed to make big changes! I am very grateful.
I am very happy with Tara. It is very nice to have someone to talk to.
Great experience with my counselor !
Tara was extremely helpful and empathetic during the two months I sought counseling during COVID-19. I was dealing with relationship issues that were amplified due to my husband’s newfound unemployment status, and feelings of frustration, heartbreak, and loneliness as a result. Tara and I had multiple phone call sessions that helped me find clarity, understanding, and methods to improve recurring problems. I can’t thank her enough for her guidance and compassion. Thank you, Tara!
She has helped me a lot with my depression and anxiety. I was in a rough spot and she helped me get through it and continues to help me as I face challenges and anxiety. I feel like she really understand how it feels to have anxiety and deal with it.
She listens. She understands. She’s interested. She makes me feel heard and I can’t imagine my weeks without her.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Tara really listens to me and gives me good advice on how to manage my anxiety.
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.
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.
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!
Tara gives great advice, listens to your concerns and really helps you to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors. I think she's awesome!
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.
Tara is a very good listener and understands my situation and disorder and recommends some really great exercises and gives great advice.
Tara is very understanding, compassionate, and patient. I highly recommend her!