About Me

Hi and welcome! My name is Tara McClain, MA, LPC and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of New Jersey. I believe in living life in a joyous way, and aim to work with my clients to help them find satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives as well. The relationships I develop with clients are most important. I want you to know that you are understood and feel supported during the counseling process. I know that starting counseling can be a big step, and I am here to provide a caring, nonjudgmental ear while helping you reach your goals.

Do you want me to just listen while you talk things out? Do you want to leave each session with a specific plan of action? Do you need help solving certain problems or making decisions? The treatment modalities I use depend on you and your counseling goals. I most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative and Client-Focused Therapies.
Treatment with me is very much a collaborative effort, and we will make decisions together so you can feel and be your best.

I have been practicing in a private setting for the past 3 years. I am passionate about my profession, and am excited to meet and learn about how I can assist and support you in this journey!


  • Stress, Anxiety
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Life Purpose , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


NJ LPC 37PC00706000


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

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

Tara has been an amazing therapist! I went through a few therapists until I found her and am so glad I did. Tara really cares, listens, and offers good advice and guidance. Tara is very present and responsive in between and during sessions. I've enjoyed working with Tara and feel like she really understands me and has taken the time to get to know me. Highly recommend Tara as a therapist for anyone!

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Tara has provided not only a sunny disposition and a depth and breadth of knowledge; but also she has provided a safe space where I feel heard. Anyone would be lucky to work with her in session.

Work with me!