Tara graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. Prompted by her own journey and desire to support others, in 2009 she returned to school to complete her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix and graduated in 2013. Since that time, she has worked with individuals, families, adults and children in a public behavioral health setting, in-patient and out-patient substance use treatment, and she has spent the past 5 years working in hospital emergency rooms working with patients in crisis and their families.
Tara utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling, tailoring sessions to each individual client. She is passionate about working with and advocating for individuals with chemical dependency issues, trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, depression, and life changing events/transitions. She believes that healing from early childhood experiences, learning new coping strategies, and finding purpose are of paramount importance to an individual’s emotional health. Tara believes that everyone is capable of making positive changes in their lives and the counseling relationship being a catalyst for change. She brings both her professional and personal experience to guide her therapeutic interventions, knowing that miracles happen and the possibilities for growth are endless.
It is not an easy decision to enter counseling, to tell a stranger your innermost thoughts, beliefs, feelings but Tara is here to support you through this process so you are empowered to live your best life. With a desire to help clients heal, Tara has completed her EMDR and Somatic Psychotherapy training through the Maiberger Institute and is a Certified Safe and Sound Protocol provider. Tara has also completed basic and advanced training in Deep Brain Reorienting. Tara also provides DBR & EMDR intensives. She looks forward to exploring the limitless possibilities with you!