Tara Michener

(LPC, NCC)

About Me

Are you lacking motivation? Wondering how to get out of a slump? Are you overwhelmed with emotional problems? I can help. If you are seeking an ear to listen, a heart that reflects your needs and a person who cares-you are at the right profile. My practice is dedicated to helping those who have been bullied, mistreated and those who have had a hard time dealing with loss of relationships. If you are feeling anxious and fearful. You don't have to deal with it alone. Let's find solutions together. Contact me to get started.

I have a graduate degree in Counseling and have extra specializations in grief counseling and career modalities. I also have an emphasis in child and adolescent therapy which can make me a great fit for parents who might need to talk about their families. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and a member at large of the Michigan Mental Health Counseling Association. I am a mental health writer and contributor to many publications including MetroParent Magazine. I am a LPC (which means licensed professional counselor) and I have my NCC (which means I am a National Certified Counselor).

I am the president and founder of Professionals Against Bullying and offer consultation to those who experience workplace related bullying and relational aggression.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Anger
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 5

Licensing

LPC #6401014836 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by W.E. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

I find Tara to be kind, gentle , supportive , carrying. She always takes the time to respond to the texts. Tara targets the areas I need help with, allowing me to make better decisions and cheers me on the improvements I have made.

Written by K.A. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Talking with Tara is like sitting down and talking with a great friend, except you know she is listening. She validates my feelings and then gives me action steps where appropriate. The questionnaires she has me fill out in between calls helps me focus on what my issues are, and saves time when we are speaking on the phone. This was absolutely a great decision and investment. Just knowing she is out there helps keep the panic down.

Written by A.D. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 4 months stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Tara has been really great. She's not judgmental no matter what my issue is, and she's great about keeping me on track and holding me accountable for reaching my goals. It's really nice that she even checks in with me occasionally on the weekends.

Written by M.E. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, and parenting

Tara is really great at responding promptly and making sure you feel "taken care of". I thought that might be an issue with this format, but she goes above and beyond. It's like I'm her only client. :) Also, she's amazing at finding "I didn't think of that" moments that you tend to miss out on when you're living things out. She's a diamond in the rough!

Written by D.E. on Aug 23, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks addictions, grief, eating, and self esteem

Tara has been very helpful!

Written by M.I. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Tara has been a wonderful counselor so far. She keeps everything professional and the counseling room separate to everything else, while also keeping a light hearted vibe to conversations when the time asks for it. I would recommend her to others and hope to go far with her as her client.

Written by G.L. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

I didn't work with Tara long, but she's the absolute sweetest, most patient, most understanding counselor. She responds very promptly, and chatting with her felt very personal; like a friend. I'm lucky to have worked a bit with her. My time with Tara was priceless.

Written by S.C. on Jul 03, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Tara has seemed to help me so far. At the very least she listened and cares about what I have to say, I'm hoping to learn more about myself and learn to live a better life with her help.

Written by N.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Tara has a warmth about her that makes it easy to talk with her via phone or through the website. She offers genuine and sincere feedback. She provides tools to assist with coping strategies and to manage stress. She answers in a timely manner even if it is just to say when she will respond next.

Written by A.D on May 10, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She's been really nice and helpful so far, and really understanding

Written by M.O on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I found Tara at a very dark time in my life, I was depressed, lonely and lost in many ways. I was loosing control of myself and my life. At that time I was transitioning from one phase of life to another, and I found her.
I am really glad to have found her as my counselor as she understood my situation really well and helped me guide myself to a better state of mind which I am in now, I can say she re-enabled me. Thank you Tara!

Written by C.A on Jan 25, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 months stress, anxiety, sleeping, and career

Tara is an excellent counselor. She contact me daily just to see how I'm feeling. If I have an issue she is there to help me find a solution. Tara helped me build up my confidence, recognize my purpose, and overcome grief and insomnia. She makes me feel like I no longer have to carry burdens on my shoulders. I'm grateful to have her as a counselor.

Written by K.E on Jan 06, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, and parenting

This was very helpful in getting things off my mind and out. Just being able to talk about it to somebody… You are a great listener and I really appreciate that!! Thank you Tara!

Written by H.A on Jan 04, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She helped me sort out how I'm feeling and helped me to listen to myself and accept my own answers as good responses to conflicts that have happened in my life.

Written by N.I on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks

Tara is amazing! she is always keeping in contact with me and making sure I'm doing okay

Written by L.A on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 6 days relationship

I love talking to Mrs.Tara. She is sweet, kind and a carrying person. She makes me feel a whole lot better :)

Written by X.E on Oct 21, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

Amazing, funny, and really gets me. Totally not judgy, its great!

Written by D.O on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and anger

Tara has been an awesome therapist... she has been very attentive with our sessions... this has been the best for me.. She asks the best questions and tries to draw me out with what I am feeling.

Written by L.A on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, parenting, and anger

This is the best investment I have made in myself in a very long time. This is very helpful, and keeps me focused and honest with myself. It feels like she is always right here when I need her.

Written by G.E on Oct 02, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 1 month eating, and self esteem

Tara was very helpful and supportive and continued to check on my progress even if my communication was lacking.

Written by A.N on Sep 20, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks eating

Tara has been amazing! I was really nervous to talk to anyone about the problems I've been facing, but Tara has made me feel very safe and I feel comfortable talking to her. She is always there to listen and help in any way she can!

Written by M.E on Sep 05, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Tara is very professional and patient.

Written by N.I on Aug 19, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 days stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Tara is extremely understanding and knowledgable. She helped me and gave me many different tools that I still use on a daily basis to maintain a positive emotional status. I would recommend her to anyone seeking help with depression, anxiety, self esteem or emotional distress.

Written by A.S on Aug 05, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Tara is simply amazing; not only what she does for a living but as a person. I don't feel like she's my counselor. I feel like she's my friend and she understands me completely. She's always there when I need her to give me guidance, support, and words of encouragement. Tara and BetterHelp has helped me in more ways than one!

Written by D.A on Aug 02, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

My experience with Tara Michener has been nothing but good. She has helped me sort through things that were aggravating me and helped me get a new perspective on every day events that were bothering me. It's only been a couple weeks but we are making headway and hopefully will continue to for quite a while to come.

Written by A.L on Jul 27, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 days stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, self esteem, and depression

Tara is a wonderful counselor. She's been patient and helped me understand aspects of my life own my own. I love the flexibility online counseling offers, and have never felt judged by Tara. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by P.A on Jul 12, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 1 week stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Tara is helpful.

Written by D.A on Jul 04, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and bipolar

She is super nice! When she talks to you, she gets back with you right away so it's like you're talking to a counselor in person. I TOTALLY recommend her :)

Written by S.A on Jun 03, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 5 months self esteem

Tara and I have been working together for a couple of weeks and it's been very helpful. She maintains an objective but still compassionate attitude, asks just the right questions and gives resources to help you reflect and process whatever you've got going on. Thanks Tara!

Written by T.I on Mar 31, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 6 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

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Written by C.A on Feb 23, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 7 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Tara Michener breaks down my concerns into manageable, actionable steps. She validates what went well and works with me to find a solution to figure out what didn't. Tara is calm, engaging and thoughtful. She provides resources, ideas, videos, and research and then helps me personalize it all to reach my own goals!

Written by D.O on Jan 27, 2016 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and depression

I find Tara to be professional, friendly and a great help.

Written by A.S on Dec 27, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 5 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Tara is very easy to talk to and I feel like she really cares.

Written by M.Y on Dec 18, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 3 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Tara is great! She helps me problem solve and find my own resolutions, which is helpful when you are feeling stuck. She is a great mentor and listener!

Written by B.R on Nov 29, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 3 months stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, and depression

Tara has been there for me, and has really helped me get over my anxiety. I am doing so much better than I was before I started talking with her. I really appreciate her help!

Written by D.E on Oct 26, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 2 months

Tara has been absolutely wonderful, helpful, insightful, and always professional during our sessions. I appreciate her communication style and how she has helped me develop both personally and professionally. I appreciate her patience and her resources and tools she uses to help me acknowledge my challenges with closure, relationships, and living in the moment. Thank you, Tara for all that you do, the many lessons you share, and being someone I can comfortably communicate freely with.

Written by S.A on Oct 07, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 1 week stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

I was very nervous about starting therapy. Tara is very patient with me, and she understands what I'm trying to say even when I don't entirely understand myself. She's been great, and I'm grateful to have been matched with her.

Written by H.A on Sep 28, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and depression

Tara Michener (LPC, NCC) has been wonderful and considerate while listening to my most personal issues and problems. She is caring and asks the appropriate questions to gain an understanding of me and what I have to say. She has wonderful insight and gives me great anger management and general life advice. I am very pleased to have her as a counselor and will be continuing my progress with her.

Written by T.Y on Sep 04, 2015 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks

Tara is the best. I honestly thought I would never find a therapist who would be able to deal with me. I was glad that I came along BetterHelp and that Tara has taking me on. She really makes me feel comfortable and with her I feel like I am not being judge.