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Tara Wagner, LCSW

Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem
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About me

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!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

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

License information

IN LCSW 34007711A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tara Wagner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

She is insightful, a great listener and picking up key issues thru the conversation. I love the convenience of her availability and that she responds to my journal entries

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I was new to therapy, and Tara made me feel very comfortable and did a great job of helping me define my goals and what I wanted to get out of the experience. She’s a fantastic listener and provided coping strategies that really helped me, and that’ll I’ll continue to use the rest of my life. I really appreciate her.

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

She is the best at listening and understanding. I have a hard time opening to people and she makes it very comfortable to open up. I never feel judged and feel she is always listening to help.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tara helps me get centered and gain perspective with actionable tools.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd