Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.
I have been a social worker for more than 20 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBT-Q, anger management, and the challenges of parenting. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world.
I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you.
I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
LA LCSW 8708
She has been a BLESSING for me. Easy to talk to and wonderful at helping me work through things! I always feel better after my sessions!
Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
She has been so helpful! She listens and really hears what I'm trying to convey. I feel like she truly cares and has a genuine respect for me. I am looking forward to continue working with her!
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Tara is kind, caring, smart and makes me feel comfortable. I know she genuinely cares about me as a person and that is the most important thing a therapist can be, in my eyes. Thank you Tara :) looking forward to continuing to work with you
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Tara gives you a safe space and I it felt good and very easy to talk to her
Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Tara is so easy to talk to and asks the right questions to get me to think about my issues in a different way, which I what I wanted. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
She is very caring and very understanding to my needs
Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Tara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt