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Tara McKernan, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Eating disorders Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Maine with 8 years of professional counseling experience. Prior to working as a counselor I was a special education teacher. My interest in counseling came from watching the impact my father, a school counselor of 35 years, had on those with whom he worked. His death in 2008 was a wake-up call for me to figure out my dream job. It turned out that was I really wanted to do was to be a counselor.
As a counselor, I work with individuals of all ages. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, relationship issues, learning differences, and with people who are neurodivergent.

I work from a variety of theories, believing above all that all clients are their own best expert. I meet clients where they are, builds relationships and then works with a client to help them achieve the change they seek. I will likely use aspects of Feminist Theory, the Social Constructionist view of development, Ecological and Narrative Theory as well as Cognitive Behavioral Theory in my work with clients. Overall, I believe that the world shapes the person as much as the human shapes the world.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Eating disorders Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body image, Post-traumatic stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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