Seeds to Trees
I’m Tarrah, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist Associate as well as a mother, wife, friend, and real person here to help. My goal is helping children and teens cope with life’s challenges while becoming individuals who recognize their worth. I see people as more than their diagnoses and with that in mind I strive to guide growth and understanding of how to live life fully. My work focuses on children and teens with serious/acute mental illnesses and symptoms (like Bipolar, suicidal ideation, behavioral concerns, and personality disorders) and their parents.
I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University. At Arizona State University I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology, with a minor in Family and Human Development. I then focused my clinical work on adults with serious/acute mental illnesses (like Schizophrenia, Bipolar, suicidal ideation, psychosis, and personality disorders) who involuntarily resided in hospitals and inpatient facilities. I am pivoting my work to focus on children, as based on that past clinical experience I recognize the benefit of helping children learn to form healthy coping strategies, safety plans, and strong support networks. I believe that understanding one’s mental health from an early age, as well as learning to live functionally with symptoms, is key to growing into a happy, healthy human. Seeing the need for parents to receive support on how to more effectively help their children, I expanded my practice to include parent coaching/parenting issues as well.
I lean on my lived experience and appreciation of children as individuals to tailor my therapy to each person- whether that be a comfy space and kind listening ear or an adult being firmly honest and holding boundaries. My sessions are based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Psychoeducation- all centered around a Humanistic Approach. I find that teaching each person about their symptoms or diagnoses, in a digestible way, leads to understanding one’s self and ultimately to growth.
Private Pay- $100/session