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Tara Wiker, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the therapy domain. I have particular experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as various treatment protocols to treat trauma (including EMDR and Prolonged Exposure). I use my training and my work with diverse populations coupled with a generalist practitioner's view to help clients balance validation and change strategies in support of attaining mutually-agreed upon goals.

As a primarily person-centered practitioner, I believe that clients have the answers to their struggles within themselves and I seek to utilize the therapeutic relationship to assist my clients in realizing their potential for growth and change.

Taking the first step toward change can be difficult, and I am here to help you along your journey with unconditional positive regard and put in your disposal the tools and interventions that are within the realm of best practices for your presenting challenges.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

PA LCSW CW018734

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tara Wiker. 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 is an incredible listener & offers insights that help to spark new thoughts. She is compassionate and follows up through messenger demonstrating she truly cares about you. I can't recommend her enough :)

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tara is simply amazing. I trust her a lot and we have connected very well in my opinion. Thank you!

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tara has been simply amazing and so helpful to me along my mental health journey.

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Bee helping get through a though time I'm having with family and work

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I think she is great and has helped me so much

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

I am new to BetterHelp and Tara is my counselor. I already feel comfortable talking to her and telling my story to her. She is always available to listen. I appreciate that this app gives us a variety of ways to connect with our counselor. I am hopeful about my experience with BetterHelp and I am excited to continue working with Tara.

Written on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties