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Tara Hummel, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues
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About me

It is so hard to ask for help but you have gotten this far, let me help you! My goal is to provide hope and guide you to a more fulfilling future!

My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania, also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For 6.5 years, I worked with children and adolescents with Autism and other mental health disorders and their guardians, managing their children's challenging behavior. This has also included co-parenting difficulties. I have 15 years' experience helping people who struggle with alcoholism and addiction. Also, pre COVID, I volunteered to assist and facilitate activities during the weekend-long (2015-2019) Camp Erin, Philadelphia (Eluna Network), as a cabin ‘Grief Chief'. This camp is geared toward helping children ages 6-17 process the death of a loved one. We created a fun and safe atmosphere where the children could express their feelings, tell their stories and memorialize their loved ones.

I believe in treating my clients with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused (because really- who makes it out of childhood without some kind of trauma!), and psychodynamic therapy.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Midlife crisis, Visually Impaired, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC012781

Reviews

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Very responsive and motivating in expressing my thoughts and feelings to better communicate.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Excellent therapist.

Written on Feb 27, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Tara is wonderfully real person who cares about her clients. She's intelligent, open minded, and experienced.

Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tara is amazing. She is caring, knowledgeable, and professional!

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Tara is, quite simply, a gift. She has the perfect mix of expertise, intuition, and empathy.

Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

i haven’t been to therapy in such a long time, i was nervous to begin. but as soon as i started sessions with tara, i felt so comfortable and so supported. she’s given me such amazing advice and insight, and i’m so thankful i found her.

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues