I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been actively providing Therapy Services since the year 2015, however I collaboratively have over 18 years of experience in my many roles within the Social Services field working with adults, families and children. I will operate with the intention to support and empower individuals to reach their desired goals. I provide a person centered environment, in which self- determination is encouraged, modeled and commended. I engage others with warmth, respect and positive regard.
I received my undergrad degree in Social Work at Herbert Lehman College located in Bronx, New York, which was where I was introduced to the Social Work Relationship Principles of Felix Biestek. The late Felix Biestek, a Priest, Professor and Author of The Casework Relationship. Chicago: Loyola, 1957, developed 7 Social Work Principles and the following principles sets the standard for my purposeful interactions with others: (1) Individualism- Recognizing that each youth has his/her own unique qualities. (2)Purposeful Expression of Feelings- Recognizing the persons’ need to express his/her feelings freely. (3)Controlled Emotional Involvement- Sensitivity to a person’s feelings and having an appropriate response. (4)Acceptance – Seeing the person where he/she is at including strengths and weaknesses, so that the person can feel safe to reveal him/herself and have self -awareness. This will help the person take a realistic approach to deal with barriers. (5)Non Judgmental Attitude – Not making someone feel guilty or persecuted because of their situation and/or problem. (6)Self- Determination – The right and the need for one to freely be involved in making their own choices and decisions in the helping process. (7)Confidentiality- Is a person’s right! Confidentiality is broken only when the person signs a statement for release of information to others, the court orders confidential records, or when the person is in danger to himself or others.
I will operate in your best interest, in an effort to understand any/all barriers that may be causing a disruption in the home, at school, at work as well as in the community that impairs your social functioning.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
SC LPC 7100
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Extremely patient and kind, when I was mentally struggling with starting therapy she was always trying to check up me.
Tarsha has been nothing short of amazing!
Tarsha was the perfect match for me! She is approachable, professional, and reliable. I've already had quite a few "aha!" breakthrough moments in the short time that we've worked together. I always look forward to our sessions!
Great listener and great advice and supportive.