Hi. My name is Tara and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor. My degree is in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family therapy. I have been supporting people of all ages for almost 20 years. I have worked with adults , teens, families and couples. My areas of strength when working with people include helping them improve their quality of life by managing: depression, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, stages of life transitions and challenges such as parenting support and career counseling, trauma, and life stressors.
My belief is that it is my role to support you with the struggles and challenges that you have identified. I believe everyone has the strength and skills to make the changes in their life that they want and its my job to help you recognize and use those strengths.
I am very down to earth and provide a safe, non judge mental, empathic environment. My techniques include strategies from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Rogerian and Family Systems theories. My approach is individualized based on your needs.
I am a good listener and use humor and genuine interactions in my practice.
It can be a big step to initiate therapy. I believe it is like buying shoes in a way , its has to be a good fit. I would like the opportunity to help you reach the goals you have for therapy. However, if you decide my style is not a fit for you, I encourage you to let me know and I will do my best to help you find support that works. This process is about making sure you have what you need so I encourage open, honest communication. ( you wouldn’t walk around in shoes that don’t fit, right?)
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCPC CC6074
FL LMHC MH19830
NH LCMHC 2300
MA LMHC 5406
Tara is amazing and really concerned about helping you
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Tara listens to what I need and then makes sure that is what she does in our sessions. I can count on Tara to listen to what I am saying and walk me through ways to manage it.
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Tara and I have been working together for two years and I am doing the best I have done mentally in years. She is supportive, available, believes in me, but most of all has helped me find tools to believe in myself. When I don’t see the good in me she points out all the evidence that make me reconsider how I think about myself. I’ve never felt judged by her or like she’s disappointed in me. She lets me find my own way while guiding me with coping skills. My favorite is the way she encourages me to find evidence with a given situation which makes me rationally think about my situation. I’m very grateful for her support and services.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 4 days on issues concerning anger management
Tara has given me a new perspective on negative self talk and is able to reframe my thoughts and concerns in a way I can easily implement in my daily life.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Can’t say enough good things about Tara and the BetterHelp platform. From my first session I felt so comfortable being open and sharing different aspects of my life. Tara encourages me to be honest, provides thoughtful guidance, frequently checks -in, and has given me strategies I now use daily. Truly can’t thank her enough for everything!
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes