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Dr. Tara Harvey, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Tara Harvey is an LPC-MHSP licensed in Tennessee, with 15 years of experience. Educational experience comes from the University of Tennessee, Lindsey Wilson College, and Berea College. Tara’s career has led her to a variety of mental health settings where she has practiced and taught in the therapeutic arena.
Tara believes that through therapy, the mind, body, and spirit can be balanced and the difficulties of the past, present, and future can be managed. Using a variety of therapeutic techniques, including but not limited to, CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, and Person Centered therapy, Tara will work with you to find the therapeutic approach that best fits your needs and addresses your concerns. She specializes in adult and teen issues, interpersonal violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, personal life transitions, and men transitioning from incarceration. 
Change begins from within and through the journey of therapy one can become their best self. Come see what that might look like for you! As Ghandi said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 6043


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Tara Harvey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Very pleased and she has helped me work through a good number of inner turmoil issues within myself and going on within my life, couldn’t ask for a better therapist

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve only had one video session so far and lots of texting. Dr Harvey is very supportive and empathetic. I look forward to more sessions and to my healing.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Harvey is a rare human being: both expert in her field, attentive to specific therapeutic goals we have set together, and extremely present, focussed, thoughful and kind. She is never afraid to share insights or not, intuiting the needs of the moment. I would recommend her unconditionally to anyone who feels stuck and is ready for some gentle, consistent and prodding.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and anger management

So easy to talk to and that makes a world of difference for me

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I’m so grateful for having Dr. Harvey and as my therapist ! She is a real professional and an amazing person. When we just started, I was so mentally exhausted and stressed, but after 5-6 months of our sessions, I feel much happier. I gained so much confidence and inner peace :) thank you for that!

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is a great therapist! She cares about me and guide me over to the right directions!!!

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching