Meet Tara Verhagen

LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist

About Tara

Tara Verhagen is Certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFCT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapist (EFFT). 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.


Therapy With Heart

Specializes in:



Family Therapy

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 10 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 bachelor’s 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 Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), 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
Adolescent Teen Issues

“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.”