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Tara Lacoursiere, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

Welcome! I believe that every individual is the expert in their own life but can sometimes use a hand moving forward or overcoming life’s many challenges. Reaching out for help is the most important step towards your path of healing and wholeness. My goal is to help empower you to find what is working well and give you the tools to help change what is not working for you.

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. I have over 5 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. Much of my experience includes helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, personality and mood disorders, ADHD, and difficult parent-child relationships.

My counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. The most important aspect of my work with you will be to build a positive, trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can together work through whatever difficulties you may be facing. I believe in helping my clients take ownership of their therapy and to gain the skills needed to advocate for themselves in every aspect of life. I use a combination of evidence based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, mindfulness, psycho-education, client centered and solution-focused approaches.

I offer messaging, live chat, phone sessions and video sessions. I look forward to working with you in achieving your therapy goals.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information


MA LICSW 125472


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tara Lacoursiere. 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.

Tara truly understands what I'm going through and I feel like she's really great on giving advice. I appreciate her talking to me and really helping me deal with my stress and anxiety.

Written on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue