My name is Tara Lineberry and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia. I earned by Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. The majority of my experience as a therapist has been surrounding topics of mental health disorders, addiction, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, trauma, eating disorders, and self esteem. Throughout my career as a therapist I have learned the importance of establishing a positive therapeutic relationship and how vital it is to have trust in the person you are sharing your most private thoughts and concerns with. I understand that many times all a person needs to get through a difficult situation is a non-biased, non-judgmental sounding board where they can share all of the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing and work through all of these things in a safe space. I am a firm believer that most people already know what they need to do in order to help themselves, but need a therapist to sit with them in a safe space and allow the process of thoughts and feelings. I am also a strong believer in the power of identifying personal strengths to draw upon any time life is difficult.
My counseling style is open, non-judgmental, caring, and warm. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion and make it a goal to always meet people where they are on their journey of wellness and healing. I utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy to assist people with finding the peace they need to move their life forward.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a therapist to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is incredibly beneficial for most and a very big difference from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages throughout the day (at least 2-3 times minimally), seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat, and phone sessions with availability in the evenings and weekends and limited availability during the business day. Please note that what is showing on my calendar may not reflect my only availability so please feel free to always check that out with me through messaging first.
It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for help, so I applaud you in taking that major first step, and look forward to an opportunity to assist you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
UT LCSW 12923577-3501
NJ LCSW 44SC06237300
MA LICSW 124783
VA LCSW 0904011010
Tara is very consistent and flexible and has been a great soundingboard for all the issues I addressed with her over many useful months.
Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
I have been with Tara for over two years and I can't even put in words how much she helped me. Looking back I was in quite a dark place and Tara helpled me get better and gave me the tools I needed. Thank you!
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
Tara is an exceptional therapist. I’m very thankful for her for helping me through some difficult times in my life.
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had a rough last few years and I just needed someone to talk to, that wouldn’t judge me, who would help and support me, but also hold me accountable. Tara did just that. I’m able to see things from another perspective and my life seems more manageable. Thank you Tara!!
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Tara is the absolute best
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Tara is a wonderful down to earth therapist. She truly listens and finds ways to help me process my thoughts and feelings.
Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue