Hello. My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field, child welfare and mediating child custody. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, jails, community mental health, and private practice. I have enjoyed working with diverse groups of people and settings. Because of those opportunities, I have experience in many common challenges individuals face during various life stages.
I strive to make the individuals feel welcome and safe, providing an atmosphere where a person feels they can share anything that is on their heart and mind. In addition, I believe in treating individuals with respect, compassion and understanding.
Individuals with depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting challenges, relationship issues, and adoption issues are near and dear to my heart but I also enjoy working with individuals on other topics too.
My treatment style is eclectic, as there is some overlap on the various therapy approaches. I often utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, holistic, and solution focused approaches to treatment. I will custom tailor my approach to the style that best meets your needs. There are times when we all just need someone to speak with to help clarify the issues and work towards a solution.
If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to walk alongside you on your journey to achieving your goals with encouragement and support. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.003829
Tara is the perfect match for me!
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with TARA for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She’s been my therapist for a few years now. She understands, and always listens. I couldn’t imagine a different person to talk to!
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with TARA for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Tara has been exactly what I needed. She fits all my needs
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with TARA for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Tara was amazing to work with. She was understanding of the issues I was trying to work through and had extremely helpful feedback to help guide me forward. She was quick to respond to my messages, and had great availability to meet in person (online). Thank you for the help.
Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with TARA for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
A lot of my struggles were related to life circumstances and Tara helped provide me the tools to cope. She’s very understanding and acknowledges your feelings.
Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with TARA for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have found Tara to be understanding and non-judgmental in our sessions so far. She is an active listener and respectful when requesting clarification.
Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with TARA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue