Philosophical Underpinnings of my Practice

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Feminist Therapy

In Feminist therapy, there is an understanding of the impact the broader culture can have on us as individuals. Our work together is authentic, anti-oppressive and empowering. We will pay special attention to issues of marginalization and intersectionality. This work supports individuals who identify as women, LGBTQ+, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and others.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present moment. It is a way of focusing your attention on what is going on currently in your mind and body. Thoughts and feelings are acknowledged but are not primary. In mindfulness, we practice purposefully paying attention to the present moment without judgment. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Also known as CBT, this short-term solutions-based therapy tries to get to the underlying thoughts or feelings about the self that contribute to the present. We will work together to correct any beliefs about yourself that are not be supported by evidence. 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy

EMDR is a well-researched therapeutic approach that utilizes eye movement to reprocess traumatic memories. We will identify underlying beliefs about yourself and build resources to address any areas where you feel underdeveloped.

 

Background

Hi! Iā€™m Tara. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field for more than a decade. I earned my Master's Degree from Columbia University in New York City and my Bachelor's in Psychology from Emory University. It is important to me to practice evidence-based therapy. We will track progress through periodic questionnaires. Our plan of action will be individualized, but we will have one.

When I'm not in the therapy room I enjoy practicing self-care: running, yoga, and running after my 3-year-old and 5-year-old.