The Face of Lighthouse TCO

My name is Tara D. Wallace. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. I hold certifications in trauma therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; movement trauma, and diversity, equity and inclusion. I am also a registered yoga teacher and certified spiritual life coach.

As a therapist I have witnessed the impact racialized trauma can have in the lives of minority individuals. Symptoms linger under the surface without the individual being aware how deeply they have been affected until some event, or person brings it to the surface. In that moment they experience an intense emotional reaction.

I have also witnessed the difficulty minority communities experience accessing valuable resources because individuals or systems deem them unworthy of any effort to make them available.  And this is my "Why". No one has the right to determine another person's inherent value or worth, or their need to access resources that will sustain their ability to survive or thrive.

Together we tap into resources, both internal and external, to help individuals reach their full potential. Every person's journey is different because we are all gifted differently.

"I am passionate about everything in my life -- first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that's a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I'm a woman, but because it's such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society." bell hooks