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About Me

With 20 years experience as a professional counselor I have worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, as well as, on a variety of challenges. . Among these areas are adults and children with experiences of abuse/trauma, mood disorders, and self-esteem. I have worked in community mental health and in the school system as a school counselor. I am credentialed as a professional counselor supervisor also.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively
address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary client centered methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC004087 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Taryn Spates . 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.

Written by J.E. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Taryn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Taryn is very kind and personable. I feel safe and confident talking with her and sharing my problems. She gives me her unbiased perspective to help evaluate situations with a wider lens. She is a good listener and most times I come up with my own realizations just by voicing my concerns to someone else. I notice my patterns when similar issues come up again and again in different circumstances. Looking over my diary entries also helps me identify patterns that are sabotaging my growth. Sometimes I share my entries with her just to have a second set of eyes on my unfiltered thoughts.

Written by J.O. on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Taryn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Taryn is my girl! I adore the way she responds to me and allows a balance allowing me to speak thoroughly my emotions with a non judgmental ear. She gives the best advice in so many different perspectives. It feels like talking to a fav co-worker who I would go to lunch with and have a quick margarita. I appreciate all that she's done so far with my mental clarity and bringing back the courageous me