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Tara Phillips 

Therapist and Life Coach

Have you ever found yourself feeling lost, sad, angry or resentful? Ever feel something isn't working quite as well as you would like in your relationships? Well, I sure did, and I think most of us do, more often than we would like to experience.  Learning how to have healthy relationships truly is at the heart of your pain and struggles. As I started on my journey of healing, I realized that it was more than just reading some self-help books or making sure my physical self-care was on point. I came to understand that having healthy relationships requires us to heal our childhood wounds but doing this alone only keeps our trauma's in control. If you feel you are finally ready to heal your wounds, please understand you can't do this alone, you need support and guidance like I did and so many that have healed.

A Little About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R), practicing since 2005 helping individuals, couples, and families heal their relationships. I help people understand why they are struggling in their life, which most often is from current relationships or unresolved past relationships. I believe that most of us are struggling with mood issues, relationship issues, and health difficulties because we are living in a state of survival. Our state of survival has existed for most of us since we were children. Throughout our childhood, we learned coping mechanisms and survival strategies to create a sense of"safety and security" in your relationships. These are what I call "trauma responses". The problem is that we carry these responses into our adulthood which eventually starts to harm us.  Once we understand what our trauma responses are and how they are no longer serving us,  we can open ourselves up to learning healthier, more effective responses that create real safety and security through the most loving relationships.

I too had my responses start to create dysfunction in my adult relationships. I realized that in order for me to break generational trauma, I had to heal my wounds and learn what safety and security looked like and felt like for me. I learned about boundaries, effective communication, self-care (emotional, mental, physical), codependency, and healed my trauma responses.

Everything I support my clients on, educate them and challenge them I have done for myself and will always continue to.

 " Growth over a lifetime"

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Sea Shell

Individual 

Guidance & Inspiration

Do you feel there is something inside you that is holding you back from reaching your true potential and finding your inner peace? We will focus on problematic areas, coping skills, relationship skills/issues, self-care, self-esteem, communication skills, and so much more. Let's start breaking down the barriers that are stopping you from taking control of your life.

Orchids

Family 

Embrace Life’s Challenges Together

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. Within our time together, you and your family members will learn to communicate better, which leads to creating a space that allows everyone's thoughts/feelings to be heard, validated and problems resolved. We will focus on getting the family back in harmony.

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Couples 

Getting the Most out of our Relationships

Being able to take care of ourselves while in relationships with others is often a challenging balance that most of us struggle with. Working together on resolving relationship issues and rebuilding your bonds can be a life-changing experience. We will focus on developing a deeper understanding of each other's needs, wants, love languages and communication styles. In addition, we will focus on boundaries and self-care within the relationship (what it looks and feels like for each partner).

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Cliental

I am a firm believer in equal rights for all  and staunch advocate 

I look forward to working with anyone who is ready to heal from past hurts and resolve current issues that are holding them back from living their best lives. The most successful clients I have had the honor of working with, have had a strong desire for change, healing, gaining a better understanding of their core issues, and implementing suggestions given to them. 

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

Carol Burnett

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Schedule a Session

Want to hear more about how I can transform your life? Click the link below to contact me today.

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