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.
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.
I have recently gained an additional license to temporarily extend help to clients in the New Jersey area due to the needs in this global pandemic.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LPC #6401014836 (Expires: 2022-05-01)
Other #NJTEMP000 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I have been working with her for 2 weeks. So far, Tara has been so nice & seems to really get my problem & empathize. She seeks to understand & I’m looking forward to continuing to work with her!
Tara is fantastic. She does a masterful job of listening to me and helping me to connect the dots so that I can take ownership over the process of feeling better. I really value her counsel.
I wish I could refer Tara to all my friends with similar struggles.
Tara is a great therapist she cares, She listens and she has good insight. She also sent me great resources that I can utilize to help with my anxiety and for confidence building. I would Recommend Tara to Anyone out there who is struggling and needs that support and guidance.
Tara is the best. She always helps me through my problems and I feel I can tell her anything and not be judged.
She is the best listener while also being able to give me advice after I rant for 20 minutes m.
Honestly I’ve become a bit better after being able to just let out a lot of my hurt and Tara is so understanding and listens to me when I need that ear. Her advice is always spot on
She is a great counselor and I was happy to be matched with her. She listens and responds to my needs
Tara is a good listener. She has really helped me understand myself by helping me see myself in what she hears me say.
Thank you Tara for helping me navigate through a difficult time. And then helping me guide myself into a much better view of the world.
Tara is an amazing counselor. She care how I am doing and check on me. She give me activities to use in my day to day life to feel balance and to recognize triggers. She help me set personal goals and discuss the process of the goals.
Thank you Tara for all you do.
Tara has been wonderful. She has been patient, kind, realistic and very focused on exactly what is going on right now. I couldn’t be happier with my interactions with her.
Tara is wonderful.
Tara has been absolutely amazing, I feel so much better coming out of these past few months than I have in years.
Tara is a phenomenal therapist. She really listens to me, validates my feelings, and helps me work through the difficult stuff. She is well informed and clearly cares about her clients.
Very helpful and understanding. Takes the time to help YOU.
Tara is wonderful at her job! She’s very kind and understanding, obviously, and a great listener. She always checks in throughout the week over message, in between our weekly phone calls. Tara sends me great resources and worksheets to help through issues I’m dealing with in my life. It’s very clear she knows what she’s talking about. 10/10 would always recommend Tara to someone looking for a good counselor! :)
She is an excellent listener and doesn't interrupt me and I really think she is very positive and optimistic. I just want to be able to get a warning that my time is about to end so I don't get into my topic and get cut short. That's all! She is really good at what she does! I'm impressed!
Tara is incredibly nice, and I am glad I was matched to her. She is supportive and tries to help me figure out ways to handle my situations. She truly cares for her patients.
Tara is an incredible counselor. She listens intently, breaks down my concerns and helps me turn them into actionable steps, and provides resources for self understanding and reflection. I have truly been able to look at myself and concerns that I have/had, and with Tara’s help I provided solutions for problems I thought were lost causes.
Tara is very proactive and is good about keeping me accountable to my goals, and for keeping track of my progress.
Since the very first time, Tara was always careful to do her best to understand me, and I appreciate it very much, also I'm from Brazil, English is not my primary language and is clear that Tara goes beyond her ways, to help me express my feelings. The patience and "readiness" to always be nice and attentive, respecting my limitations and understanding my difficulties.
Tara is very friendly, is in a cheerful mood, and is a great listener. I’m really looking forward to building a stronger relationship with Tara and learning how to best handle some of things that get in the way of living my happiest life.
Probably one of the kindest people I have met. Always makes sure I am doing fine. If I don't message for a day or two she asks how much day or past 2 days have gone, she always stays up to date on how I am doing and expresses understanding and non-judgement whenever we do talk. She is just wonderful, plain and simple.
The thing about Tara is that she's both flexible and persistent. She'll take anything you've got and help you work with it. She'll do what she can to stick with you until you're sure you've got the tools you need to keep going. That's what I love about her.
She is amazing!
Tara is great! She can explain how I feel when I can’t find the right words to explain it. She is able to lessen the stigma around feeling the need to ask for help.
Tara Michener is a very informative and professional human being. She listens and understands what your problems and needs are. I would definitely recommend her.
Tara helps you dig deep to figure out what’s wrong. She asks the right questions and listens very well. She is truly there for you.
Tara has been very helpful. She shows genuine interest and gives helpful advice. I would recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.
Tara listens and works with you to reframe what you're talking about. It's led to some wonderful and helpful insights into how I think. She is very supportive and insightful.
Always there for me, checking in on me, and let’s me know if I ever need to talk I am able to!!
Good, thoughtful and helpful! Thankful BetterHelp has a diverse platform of therapists and that I was matched up with Tara.
I love Tara! I deal with some chronic health problems and she’s been there through the various stages I’ve had to deal with. She understands me and listens and suggests things like a friend. I trust her and am thankful I have found BetterHelp, especially with my lack of being able to rely on my symptoms to leave to get therapy in person, I can talk to her anytime and at my convenience. Definitely recommend! I couldn’t have done this all without her!!
Tara is like your best friend. Always ready to listen without judgement.
Tara is amazing!!!!!!
Tara has helped me make a break through with my problems. She is a wonderful listener and helps with coping with serious issues.
Working with Tara has been wonderful. She is great at staying on top of the various topics we have been discussing, she checks in with me regularly, and she helps me reason through things. I've really appreciated her help.
Tara is a capable clinician. She is responsive and contacts me throughout the week. She's pleasant to interact with and engages with what I'm talking about. She definitely qualifies as "better help."
Tara is kind and respectful and passionate about what she does.
This was the best thing to happen to me- she really helped out in a time of need I would suggest her to anyone.
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.
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.
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!
Tara has been very helpful!
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.
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.
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.
She's been really nice and helpful so far, and really understanding
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!
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.
This was very helpful in getting things off my mind and out. Just being able to talk about it to somebodyâ€¦ You are a great listener and I really appreciate that!! Thank you Tara!
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.
Tara is amazing! she is always keeping in contact with me and making sure I'm doing okay
I love talking to Mrs.Tara. She is sweet, kind and a carrying person. She makes me feel a whole lot better :)
Amazing, funny, and really gets me. Totally not judgy, its great!
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.
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.
Tara was very helpful and supportive and continued to check on my progress even if my communication was lacking.
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!
Tara is very professional and patient.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tara is helpful.
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 :)
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!
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!
I find Tara to be professional, friendly and a great help.
Tara is very easy to talk to and I feel like she really cares.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.