Tara Hammonds, LPC-MHSP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sometimes events like transitions, trauma, loss, and adjustment to divorce or limited social support trigger difficulties. As a result, conflicts, depression, anxiety, emotional outbursts, academic decline, isolation, addiction or other risky behaviors can emerge. I support clients and families as they overcome these challenges. I believe in the capacity to grow, change, and move towards self-identified goals.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation and have been practicing since 2013. I provide therapy to preteens, teens, and young adults.

I have worked within different therapeutic environments over the last six years including the school system, individual homes, outpatient clinics and private practice. I believe this has molded me into a well-rounded therapist with experience in serving multiple populations.

Approach To Counseling

My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and focuses on the therapy relationship, incorporating meditation/mindfulness practices, self-acceptance, development of coping skills, and repairing relationships. I draw from many approaches, including evidence-based practices such as person-centered therapy, CBT and Child-parent psychotherapy. Over the years, I have found a therapeutic style that feels genuine and organic for me. Clients typically appreciate my positivity, humor and down to earth style.

Services Provided

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Couples

Client Groups Served

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Practice Areas

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Parent/Child Attachment
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

License & Certification

Education

Experience

  • Brentwood Counseling Associates, 2019 - Present
  • Centerstone, Nashville, TN.
    • Outpatient Therapist, 2017 - 2019
    • School Based Therapist, 2013 - 2017
  • Sunrise Children’s Service, Morehead, KY - Intern, 2012
  • Pathways, Owingsville, KY - Intern, 2011
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