Hello and welcome. My name is Tara and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. Counseling any person, no matter where they have come from, or what challenges they are struggling with, is my passion. I enjoy helping people achieve what they desire in this life. Whether it is to have a better marriage, learn how to deal with depression, less anxiety with every new situation that arises, or parenting struggles, I can help. I love helping people to be the very best versions of themselves and giving them the tools to help with varying hurdles in life. Life can be so tough, and seeking counseling is a very brave first step and I am so grateful you came here. We all go through hills and valleys in life, but it's so much better to go through those valleys when you have the right tools in which to deal with the tough times. Life is a gift. Counseling is a gift and I hope to be able to help you with your journey.
A little about me. I grew up a military kid and was able to travel the world with my family, which came with some wonderful experiences and also some challenges of having to adjust quickly to different settings. Along the way I met a lot of great people and had the opportunity to learn family dynamics, and cultures from a very young age. I am grateful to have had to change and move throughout my childhood so that I could end up in this field where I can truly help so many different kinds of people, no matter their background, or what struggles they are going through. I received my bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. I then went on to receive my Masters degree from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. My counseling approach is mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused brief therapy. I believe we all have the ability to get where we want to go, but sometimes we need a little help along the way.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC 18334
Tara has been great so far. She has a way to make you feel like she knows where your coming from and validates your feelings are normal.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Tara is supportive and respectful. She knows somehow what all your struggles are. Neither your time nor your money is wasted talking to Tara. She is energizing! You realize what it is you need to do and can set those plans in motion. :) Thank you, Tara.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks
She is so thoughtful and finds a perspective you don’t even think of but that you need. She creates an environment that feels so welcoming and comfortable. Always enjoy our sessions!
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So far I have loved my communication and sessions with Tara. I know she has many other clients but when it’s my session, she makes me feel like she is truly present and extends comfort. She really creates a safe space for me to be able to open up fully and feel free of judgement.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd
Tara is so supportive! Speaking to her I always know I'll get a balanced view and a sense of perspective, but I also feel that she understands where I'm coming from. She's helped me realize a lot of things about myself and also helped me stand up for myself and set boundaries. I appreciate her immensely!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 3 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
I really enjoy working with Tara. She listens to my problems and affirms how I’m feeling. She offers insight and ideas on how to navigate what I’m going through. I really enjoy our times together. Would highly recommend.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Tara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes