Currently a consultant, Tara has been an integral member of Positive Outcomes, Inc. and has contributed to its growth and evolution since 2000. She is currently a Clinical Supervisor assisting Laxmi in developing and supervising the clinical staff. Tara has a Bachelor's Degree from Richard Stockton college and a Master's Degree from Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, in Counseling Psychology, with specialization and certification in child and adolescent therapy.
Prior to joining Positive Outcomes, Inc., Tara worked for South Jersey Behavioral Health as a Therapist, working with inner-city clients dealing with a comprehensive range of mental illness and behavior problems. Tara also gained experience in outpatient services (counseling and case management) at CORA services in Northeast Philadelphia. At Hampton Hospital in Burlington County, New Jersey, Tara was involved in assessment & diagnosis of inpatient clients admitted for a wide range of presenting problems.
Tara is effective in working with the full range of family structures such as single-parent households, blended families, step-families, and alternate family households. Tara is trained in multiple treatment approaches and uses play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and other state-of-the-art, eclectic intervention strategies to create change.