Tara Verhagen is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT-10559 ). She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals, families, and couples to strengthen their relationships with others and themselves. Tara takes a collaborative approach with her clients to understand their experience and guide them toward personal growth, emotional awareness, and healthy relationships.
Tara has experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma history, and survivors of domestic violence. Tara’s passion is working with parents who are experiencing the challenges of parenthood, especially with a child who requires special care. Parents often focus so much on their children that they forget to take time for themselves and the relationship. She enjoys helping couples remember what it is like to feel connected to one another and face the challenges of life as a team. Tara has 7 years experience working with individuals who struggle with mental illness and families who have children that require special care including autism, mental, and physical disabilities.
She received her bachelors in Psychology from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. She then attended Arizona State University for her Master’s to pursue working with families and couples. Tara has additional training in EFT and premarital (PREPARE-ENRICH) counseling.
Areas of Focus:
- Unmet Emotional Needs
- Feeling Stuck in the Same Negative Interactions
- Disconnection or Loss of Emotional Connection from Partner
- Difficulty Communicating
- Emotional or Physical Infidelity
- Intimacy or Physical Sexual Concerns
- Rebuilding Trust
- Emotional Injuries
- Dating Concerns
- Marriage Preparation and Commitment
- Phase of Life Transitions
- Family Therapy
- Transition after End of Relationship
- Parents/family of children who require special care
- Motherhood concerns
“Connection and bonding with others is such an important part of our lives. As your therapist, I offer a safe and secure place that you can explore ways to create a deeper connection with a friend, family member, or partner.”