Tara is originally from Greenville, SC. She earned a BA in English from Clemson University in 2002. After teaching high school English for four years, Tara decided to return to Clemson to pursue a Master’s of Education degree in Counselor Education at Clemson University with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Tara is now a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. She has experience providing counseling services to at-risk youth through intensive in-home services, Juvenile Drug Court, and a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. She has also worked with adults who struggle with substance absuse.
Tara’s primary theoretical framework is based on Reality Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Tara enjoys providing therapeutic services to others because it is rewarding to see people overcome their struggles and make changes that positively impact all aspects of their lives. Tara especially enjoys working with children and teenagers because they have greater potential to make lasting changes while their brains are still developing.
In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fishing, cooking, watching Netflix, exercising, being artistic, hanging out with her dog Tillman, and watching Clemson football. She also enjoys learning and trying new things, and she is always open to new experiences that life has to offer.