Meeting children and families where they are mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
My work involves just that; being with children and adolescents in their own environment (home, school or the community) to work on behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues related to difficult life situations.
Together we identify safe and healthy ways of coping with peer pressure, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Family therapy is important to the success of any individual therapy process.
Family therapy provides an opportunity for clients to practice the skills learned during their individual processes and be supported by family as they make the journey towards safe and healthy functioning.
Tara D. Wallace
MSW, LSCSW, CTF-CBT, CATP, CCTP
I am Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and nationally certified trauma therapist. I hold an MSW in Social Work from Washburn University and a BS in Liberal Arts (Psychology emphasis) from Excelsior College. I am also an adjunct professor for the Mental Health Services Department at Central Texas College.
My experience includes working with children with behavioral and mental health issues, and their families. Prior to starting my own private practice, I worked as a Community Outreach Specialist providing therapy and case management to underserved populations including the homeless, families living in poverty and those involved in the child welfare system as foster and adoptive children. Working with these populations has solidified my appreciation and respect for a strength-based, solution focused process where the client is the expert.
I use several treatment approaches including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to respond to trauma symptoms and responses; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to identify and manage emotions, and Solution Focused Therapy (SF) to help clients identify and capitalize on their strengths.
My practice is based on building relationships and partnering with children and their families to achieve stability and healthy functioning. Together we create a safe space to face down life’s challenges.