Tara Cook

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon, and I have over 11 years of experience working with individuals dealing with mental illness. I have worked both in private practice and in an acute care psychiatric hospital providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am comfortable treating all mental health issues, including helping those in crisis, and I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with self-injury, anxiety/depression, pre and postpartum depression, and PTSD, and abuse issues.

My philosophy in working with all clients is to provide the best well-rounded care while focusing and building upon the strengths of the individual so that healthy coping patterns can be developed. As a therapist, I strive to cultivate trusting and meaningful relationships in which my clients find the comfort they need to explore difficult issues and emotions. I am passionate about empowering my clients and leading them through a journey of self-discovery to assist them in arriving at new insights and realizations. My approach is warm and supportive and I combine cognitive-behavioral, person centered, and dialectal behavioral counseling into my sessions. I will always make sure to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage, and I would be honored to work with you. I look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in reaching your goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L4704 (Expires: 2018-11-30)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on May 17, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, eating, and self esteem

I love BetterHelp. I have already recommended it to friends. I live in a small town with very limited mental health resources. Now, I think even if I lived in a larger city I would still use BetterHelp because it is just so accessible and easy.

Written by T.R. on Apr 12, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

You have always been so supportive and encouraging and ask the right questions and help me figure out what I’m actually figuring out.

Written by D.E. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Tara provided some very helpful insight and suggestions as I worked through my relationship challenges; she is kind and observant, very much like talking to a friend who has known me for a long time.

Written by K.I. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Tara is excellent at being supportive and helpful, understanding what my primary concerns are and taking the time to listen and offer helpful techniques. I am incredibly happy with the support I have received. Tara is professional, kind and consistent.