Tara Lemon

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial interactions, we will discuss how often we will chat and message during my time as your therapist. This predictability is an important aspect of our ongoing therapeutic relationship and will help facilitate your trust in the process of therapy and change. I like to provide my clients with "homework" occasionally, which will aid in implementing the techniques and coping skills that we discuss in our sessions, into your daily life. This technique helps to provide daily change and support, even when we may not have chat sessions.

I would like to share with you a little more about myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor residing in south Louisiana, where I also own a private practice, in which I see clients for traditional face to face therapy sessions. I graduated with my Master's degree in 2009 in general counseling and guidance from Louisiana Tech University. I have since had the honor of help hundreds of people achieve their goals and improve their lives. I use an eclectic approach in therapy with a focus in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I base the type of techniques that I use on each individuals needs and situation.

I have extensive experience in the following areas; anxiety, stress, depression, parenting, abuse and trauma, divorce, step parenting, relationship problems, postpartum, depression, bipolar disorder, transitioning issues, and addiction. I believe that trust and respect is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. I take great pride in my ability to focus on building trust and comfort during this sometimes difficult process.

I am excited to start this journey of change with you and look forward to helping you in whatever it is that may be hindering you from enjoying your life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4706 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Reviews

Written by G.B. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Tara Lemon is a great counselor. She always understands my point and offers great advice for me to take care of myself!! I love it!!!!

Written by C.H. on Oct 29, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Tara is amazing. She is willing to discuss my concerns and what is bothering me in a professional manner without judgment. She helps me work through issues and even my family has noticed a huge difference since I started seeing her.

Written by M.I. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, anger, and career

Tara has been extremely helpful with putting my anxiety under control and lifting me out of my depression. I felt as though she genuinely cared and put her best effort in helping me without trying to push too hard on any issue that didn’t need to be pressed. She focused on the root cause and offered tools to assist. 10/10 for Ms. Tara as I feel as though I can finally breathe again after lifting some things off my back.

Written by S.A. on Jun 27, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

BetterHelp was one of my last resorts, and I'm glad I got matched with Tara. She was willing to listen to me when it seemed no one else would. It's great to be able to message her whenever I need to rather than bottling up my emotions until my next meeting, and I find sometimes just the act of writing the message helps me come to terms with the situation; and if not, Tara can suggest a solution instead.

Written by O.L. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Tara has been a great help and talking with her is like talking to someone I've known for awhile. Life is difficult and confusing but she is good at clearing things up and reminding me of what I can do to regarding the state that I'm in. I'm glad I've finally given therapy a try and I'm glad she has been able to give me the tools I need in order to better my life for the long run.

Written by R.I. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and family

Tara is very knowledgeable and talking to her is comforting because she listens. We haven't gotten too far yet just due to both of our schedules but I feel we are on the right path.

Written by D.E. on May 02, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

She is amazing!!

Written by C.H. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

She is great. Listens intently. I just hope she tells me more what to do instead of just listening.

Written by R.A. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Tara is wonderful! She is very skilled at honing in on what the actual problem is in order to give you specific goals and tips to accomplish those goals.

Written by K.R. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 4 months

Tara has been extremely patient as I eased into the idea of counseling! Words cannot express how grateful I am for her support and help over the past few months!

Written by N.I. on Mar 31, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and career

Tara was extremely helpful in working with me to set necessary boundaries between myself and loved ones so that I can lead a more emotionally stable life. She responds very quickly with productive activities that help me balance the steps I need to take to become more expressive with my feelings. I highly recommend Tara, she has done a lot for me in a short amount of time.

Written by T.E. on Mar 19, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and grief

Tara keeps it real and is very supportive!

Written by E.L. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Very understanding and replies in a timely manner.

Written by B.E. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I just want to thank her for taking my problems serious she really understands and takes everything I ask into consideration an was never artificial. Thanks Tara!

Written by T.R. on Jan 10, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She understands my situations and concerns exactly - and gives the advice I need when I need it - without hesitation - even when it could be advice that she thinks I do not want to hear. That's the advice you usually need at that exact moment - the hard stuff. She's great at knowing when and how to do just that.

Written by D.A. on Dec 18, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks

Very helpful.

Written by W.A. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Having Tara working with me is like having hope for the first time in a long time. She is no nonsense, strictly professional, but is kind and very observant. She gets to the heart of the matter, and does not let me wiggle out of uncomfortable issues, but helps me face them head on.

Written by T.H. on Oct 12, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Very pleased. I feel that we are making steady, rapid progress. I would highly recommend Tara.

Written by C.L. on Oct 07, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, and family

Tara has been good so far.

Written by E.L. on Jul 24, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tara is kind, considerate, helpful, professional and very, very keen when it comes to identifying the underlying causes of your troubles, and gently getting you to acknowledge them in a good, healthy fashion. She has been immeasurably helpful in getting me out of the depressive rut I was in for years, and I'm starting to get back to my feet thanks to her expert advice. 10/10 have recommended to several friends at this point =)

Written by E.L on Nov 29, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I'm quite early on in my sessions with Tara, but so far she's been very supportive, even-tempered and all around very lovely. She's quickly and deftly identified the issues I'm facing and is being superb in helping me get through them.

Written by H.A on Nov 04, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Tara is great, I was blessed to be matched with her. She makes me discuss myself in a way I would've never done alone. It's been less than a month and I feel a tremendous change.

Written by G.R on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Tara is an amazing person, very kind and very patient.

Written by L.I on Oct 22, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning career

Tara has been a great confidential, listening ear. She gives good feedback, and helps provide good strategies for challenges I'm dealing with.

Written by A.R on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Tara is great! She's very helpful and understanding and gives great advice :)

Written by B.E on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I have only had a few conversations with Tara but the advice she has given me so far has been extremely helpful and I am already feeling much better.