Tara’s Services 

Neurofeedback and Brain Training

Neurofeedback is an alternative treatment for individuals seeking to alleviate symptoms without having to say a single word. Through the use of a 19 lead QEEG (quantitative electroencephalography), a Brain Map is completed. The Brain Map provides detailed information about your specific brain waves to determine whether these waves are working together. The Brain Map looks for the cause of symptoms, such as what specific pathways are dysregulated or over/under activated. The assessment also includes a series of computerized tests that assess the functioning of the brain in different categories as well as a self-assessment about symptoms you are experiencing. Through these tests and the Brain Map, a thorough assessment report is generated for you that explains why you may be feeling a particular way. Once the Brain Map determines how your brain is functioning (in a visual assessment report provided to you), training sessions target specific areas to treat the cause of the dysregulation and alleviate symptoms. Neurofeedback has been successful in reducing anxiety and depression symptoms, improving mood and sleep, assisting with impulse control, focus, and addiction, as well as reducing trauma symptoms and other neurological disorders. During training sessions, you do not have to speak, rather, watch a monitor and let your brain do the rest! QEEG and brain map report cost: $375, brain training sessions at 1 hr: $75.

Brainspotting

“Where we look affects how you feel” (Grand, 2013, p.3). Brainspotting is a new therapy modality that produces effective change in less time than talk therapy alone. It is a brain-based therapy that attempts to directly access the brain, going beyond the mind. This modality is focused and requires the therapist to attune to the client’s brain processes. Brainspotting can be utilized with children, adolescents, adults, and elders. The cost for a 50-minute session is $115.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use this method in my work with couples. Whether you and your partner feel like you are drifting apart, need to reignite romance, or have had a fight or disagreement that you feel is irreconcilable, this method offers couples a thorough assessment into their relationship. I ask that couples commit to the three assessment sessions, and based on the information from the assessment, determine if they are willing to commit to recharging their relationship with each other. The cost for a 90-minute session is $155.

Adolescent Individual Counseling

Being a teen (or tween!) comes with challenges. Learning healthy coping skills and a new, positive belief system early helps set teens up for a lifetime of success. I utilize a strength based approach with Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral techniques to assist teens toward health. At times, I also utilize Brainspotting (see above). Some common issues teens face (and I treat) include: depression, stress/anxiety, self harm, suicidality, self esteem, social, academic, and behavioral issues. I work with children and adolescents. The cost for a 50-minute session is $115.

Adult Individual Counseling

Adults tend to reach out for treatment when they feel stuck- stuck meeting a goal(s), in their career, relationships or love.  I provide a grounding and authentic environment, utilize a client-centered approach aligned with Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral techniques to assist adults in their journey. When appropriate, I utilize brainspotting (see above). Some issues adults seek treatment for are: depression (including suicidality), anxiety, relationship problems, childhood or recent trauma, poor self-esteem, lack of social connection, insufficient coping skills, and sleep disorders. The cost for a 50-minute session is $115.

I am an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. I am able to accept Medicaid (CCHA, under supervision with Sara Peterson).  I am more than happy to provide you with a form for Insurance Reimbursement. I am also able to accept funding from the following resources: Foundation 1023, Mountain Resource Center, Victim Compensation Funds (1st and 17th judicial districts), and Division of Youth Services.