I am licensed in Indiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have worked within inpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment, and academic settings throughout the course of my career. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My core belief regarding the therapeutic process is the recognition each individual has inherent worth and value. I will tailor my therapeutic approach and techniques to best fit your needs and I have experience with a variety of approaches including Solution-Focused Brief therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and additional Client-Centered therapeutic approaches. I have worked with populations (18+ ages) in the areas of addiction (both chemical and behavioral), mental health (including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorders anxiety disorders, disorders related to both short and long term trauma), and regularly have treated co-occurring disorders. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34007711A
Awesome therapist who listens and is very knowledgeable. Takes a lot for me to be comfortable and she makes me feel comfortable to talk about anything. She is the best!
Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Excellent therapist, probably the best I’ve ever had. BetterHelp is very convenient and very economical, I feel like the quality of the care I receive is in no way hindered by the lack of in person interaction.
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
She is so helpful, I finally feel hopeful again
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tara is great! Great listener, good insight and meets me where I am at.
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Tara has exceeded our expectations. She saved our marriage! We can’t thank her enough ☺️
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
As soon as our first session, Tara provided me with exceptional advice and tools to help me better myself. She has an incredibly welcoming demeanor and is an excellent listener! 10/10!
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd