Hello. My name is Tara (pronounced: Tar-ah; pronouns: she/her) and I invite you to read some about me to see if we might be a good fit.
What I bring into the space is curiosity, deep regard, and loving-kindness. I believe that when folks are truly seen and appreciated, ease can be found, change can happen, and life can become enriched. I approach each interaction with an open mind and heart. I view the therapeutic relationship as one in which I set a container for you to explore within. I understand that some things are extremely difficulty to explore and we may never touch on them, but I am determined to create as safe a container as I can, allowing you to choose how deeply we delve and explore. I strive to employ a trauma-informed lens and a dedication to anti-racist and anti-oppression practices.
I received my masters in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University, Seattle in 2013 after a 20-year career as a theatre & opera stage manager (which is astoundingly like being a therapist). Since graduation I have specialized in working with folks with profound trauma, especially folks with diagnosis of PTSD and Personality Disorders. I have worked in crisis-intervention with older adults in vulnerable situations. I am dedicated to assisting folks in developing a healthy relationship with consent and boundaries, which in the best of worlds will allow folks to step fully into living a life in which they can both identify their desires and have them met. I deeply value the exploration of self-identity and self-acceptance as a means of creating a fuller, richer life.
I welcome you to message me if you have any questions or are on the fence and would like to know more. You always have the option of selecting a different counselor if I’m not a good fit. One of the most important things to me is that each of you/us get to be in relationships which enhance our lives and I hope I can assist you in doing just that, whether that be with me as your counselor or someone else.
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #60611750 (Expires: 2022-04-20)
Excellent! Beyond my expectations