Tara is currently a school counselor at a rural, school where she serves approximately 375 teenagers and 25 staff in the high school.  She began her career in the counseling field in 1994 when she began working in an inpatient psychiatric facility while beginning a master’s program in mental health counseling which she completed in 1997.   Following the completion of her degree, Tara began working in community service agencies in the Dayton, OH area working with teenagers, parents, and families and she has gained valuable insight and experience from their willingness to share their stories and trust her to help them improve their lives.

Tara has also worked in the private practice arena from 2002 to 2009, offering services from two different locations.   While in private practice, she was sought after to work with teenagers who were having significant difficulty personally or in relationships with peers or family members, or having emotional distress.    Tara greatly enjoys working alongside teenagers and those who are invested in the the lives of teenagers to find effective strategies or tools to improve the lives of teens.

In addition to a Masters Degree in mental health counseling, Tara also earned a Masters Degree in School Counseling in 2009 and has since been working in high schools to positively influence and assist teenagers and those who care about them.  In an effort to positively impact their lives, she has provided many different services to teenagers and their families including, but not limited to, individual and family counseling, group counseling, conflict mediation, guardian ad litem services, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Tara currently resides in Ohio with her husband, Mark, and her two teenage children, Jared and Jenna.  She  very much enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially boating at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky.

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