I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with 5 years of experience working as a therapist and two years as a substance abuse counselor. I am member of a TF-CBT cohort where I have gained extensive training working with clients with trauma. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, couples therapy as well as other mental health disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectical behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #149.021785 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
Tara Has been very receptive to our conversations & offers great advice.
Tara is very good at helping people. She helped me and i am forever grateful
Their was a point in my life where I felt that my whole world was coming down. I found teen counseling thru my job, and went for it. I started talking to Tara. Messaging every day and weekly phone calls. It was the best decision I ever took. Tara made me realize and help me better understand about self care. About ME! Because before anything else, I need to be okay. Tara has helped me so much. Life is a struggle, and looking for help is the best decision anyone can make! Thank you Tara!!
I started to take therapy with Tara recently, but she has been really supportive to me! And giving me good tips to calm my anxiety. I would definitely recommend her for certain type of topics! Really good. :)
Tara has been extremely helpful when it comes to understanding my own feelings and recognizing what triggers those feelings. I know I can send her a message throughout the week and she responds back with great feedback. I’m truly grateful for her being there to listen and offer support.
Tara is awesome! She was the first counselor we finally connected with and has been so helpful and never makes us feel judged or insecure. She has a way with making you feel safe and comfortable and I truly feel like we could tell her anything!
Tara is WONDERFUL! She really listens to your concerns and expectations and sets real and achievable goals and she utilized worksheets for us too!
I think Tara is great in the short time we have spoken I have felt like I am finally getting some control over my feelings although I have a lot of work to do, I’m confident that Tara will help me through it. Highly recommend as she is kind and gentle hearted! Thanks much !
I think she does an amazing job. She really helps remind me that it is important to take care of yourself and there is nothing wrong with it. She provides great resources and great feedback that really helps enforce doing what will make you healthier and happier.
Tara is wonderful. She’s very responsive and very authentic
Amazing counseling, would definitely recommend to friends and family
I like the way she can relate and to validate my feelings in a way I feel more understood.
Having the opportunity to talk to Tara from the comfort of home, along with when it works for my schedule is a huge benefit! She’s always willing to listen, message, or set up a session if needed.