Dr. Tara Vilk

(MA, Psych., Counseling, LMHC, Psya.D)

About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and have been working with clients for over 6 years. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, marriage/relationship issues, family issues, and borderline personality disorder. I have also worked with people suffering from trauma and emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I work to create an environment where my clients feel comfortable and not judged. I am always open to both positive and negative feedback from clients to better improve the work I do with them.

I believe that we all deserve to find happiness in life, though at times there are things that get in the way. Sometimes it's something in our environment, and sometimes we get in our own way. I work with people to create an individualized treatment plan because each person has their own unique strengths and struggles. I'm trained in CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I help clients come up with short term goals and apply CBT and DBT skills to achieve them. Psychodynamic psychotherapy emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and helps with long term goals. Overall, I work to give my clients the tools to help themselves in moments of crisis while they learn to understand themselves. I want to help people get what they want in life.

It takes courage to take a step towards change, because it requires us to sit with uncomfortable feelings. If you are ready though, I would like to be here to support, encourage, and empower you.

I look forward to working with you! :)


Specialties

  • Depression
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 6

Licensing

LMHC #8929 (Expires: 2017-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 6 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

I find her to be supremely qualified and very respectful.

Written by K.A. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 4 months relationship, and intimacy-related

Dr. Tara is a great professional who cares about the client and understands all their needs and concerns. She has helped me a lot, providing care and support at every step. Thank you!

Written by L.U. on Sep 24, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 months relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Dr. Tara Vilk took her time getting to know my history and built a relationship by listening and asking clarifying questions. Once she had a better sense of who I am we talked about what is going on in my life. As we talked about my feelings she was a wonderful sounding board for personal reflection.

Written by B.I. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, and grief

Dr Vilk has been most supportive and extremely helpful to me in the three weeks we have been in touch. She is very instinctive and picks up on my feelings and meets them with great compassion. I am looking forward to resolving many issues which have plagued me for years. She is also helping me through the grieving process in the sudden loss of a very dear family member. I am most comfortable and happy working with her and would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Written by L.A. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I feel like I've really made a lot of progress after two months of speaking with Tara. She really helped me get in touch with my feelings and learn to be less afraid and critical of them. This proved to be really useful in overcoming some of issues and face exciting changes ahead. Thank you for your help!

Written by K.E. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Great counselor!

Written by L.A. on May 23, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

Tara has been incredibly helpful. We have been working together on various issues and are definitely making progress. Our sessions are really helping me understand patterns of behaviour, and I'm learning how to challenge unhelpful habits. At first I was skeptical of the online system but it really works for me.

Written by K.A. on May 08, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 3 weeks relationship

Tara is very helpful and compassionate when dealing with my issues. And always very quick to respond.

Written by J.U. on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Really good and empowering help.

Written by E.M. on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Tara is absolutely wonderful! She's the first therapist that I ever felt completely comfortable with, and I've been going to therapy off and of for close to 20 years. She is very good at going at my pace and being able to pull from what I tell her to go in the most helpful direction. Hope to have her as my therapist for as long as I need one!