Hi, my name is Tara.
I specialize in promoting emotional and relational wellness by addressing concerns about depression, anxiety, and other issues resulting from trauma.
I am a naturally intuitive and empathetic person, so part of who I am as a therapist is genuinely enjoying listening to people talk about their lives. I create space for you to explore your feelings (snarkiness and self-deprecating humor is welcome), and I help you make sense of your experiences and start to see and understand yourself from a more compassionate perspective.
I am also a nerd who loves neuroscience, and so another part of who I am as a therapist is helping you understand how your brain works and the how and why of what we’re doing in therapy. I will totally throw around words like “adaptive information processing” and “implicit memory circuits” and I’ll send you whichever resources help you most in understanding yourself and reaching your goals – whether it’s an article, a book chapter, a worksheet, or a collection of memes.
The most important part of who I am as a therapist is believing that therapy doesn’t just have to be a place where you learn how to “deal with” mental health problems, but that for those who are ready, therapy can provide real healing. Using IFS-Informed EMDR, I help clients “reconsolidate” traumatic experiences – overwriting the memory at the synaptic level and eliminating the associated psychological symptoms – which means that you can experience transformational and lasting change by rewiring your brain.