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. In addition to providing therapy to children, teens, young adults and families, I also specifically work to address childhood traumas with clients ages 5 and under.

I have worked within different therapeutic environments over the last six years including the school system, individual homes, outpatient clinics and private practice, and have experience treating clients ranging in age from 3 to 30. 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

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • 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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