I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with 5 years of experience working as a therapist and two years as a substance abuse counselor. I am member of a TF-CBT cohort where I have gained extensive training working with clients with trauma. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, couples therapy as well as other mental health disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectical behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.021785
She is amazing, always responds and sessions are always very helpful
Written on Nov 23, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Listens, genuinely cares, and offers good advice. What more could you ask for?
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Tara does a great job very insightful highly recommend her. Always does a great job and has a nice way of getting to the route cause
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
She is really understanding and easy to talk to and gives great advice and helps me think my situation through completely very professional
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Tara is amazing. She has really helped me through my anxiety in my relationships and overall. I really trust her and have built a great relationship over the past few months.
Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Tara is quick to listen and respond. She validates what I’m saying and offers new perspectives, when needed. I really appreciate her!
Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue