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.
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.
I know that family, is part of the healing process. Family is not bound by blood or marriage, but by love. This is why family therapy is also an important part of any individual therapy process.
Parents, friends, neighbors, mentors and other key relationships are where some of the most important lessons about life are taught. Involving family in therapy sessions can help children practice the skills learned in individual processes and strengthen communication.
If you would like to discuss a therapy process for your child, please contact me.
Tara D. Wallace, MSW, LSCSW, CTF-CBT