About the therapist . . .
My name is Tara D. Wallace. I am a licensed specialist clinical social worker and nationally certified trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist.
For as long as I can remember, nurturing children has always been part of my life. Helping them learn new things about themselves and the world around them brings me joy. It comes as no surprise that being a child trauma therapist would be my life's work.
This work begins with understanding where children are mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. From there we begin the challenging process of understanding their thoughts and feelings, and learning to communicate them in healthy ways.
I am community based because home, school or in the community are where challenging behaviors often occur. What better way to learn how to respond to them than by gaining skills in those same environments? We work together to identify safe and healthy ways of coping with trauma and grief.
Family therapy is also important to the success of any individual therapy process. These sessions help children practice the skills learned during individual processes and be supported by their family.
If you would like to discuss a therapy process for your child, please reach out to me.
Tara D. Wallace, MSW, LSCSW, CTF-CBT