Tara Davis

Tara is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with over 4 years experience in the mental health field and over 10 years experience working with children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and her Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University School of Social Work. Her specialization is in Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities and she has experience working with individuals and groups in community-based outpatient and school settings. 

Tara utilizes a strengths-based perspective and offers a holistic approach to therapy that centers around self-care and personal empowerment. She calls upon creative modalities like Art and Music Therapies, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness practices, and uses evidence-based interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), to offer a personalized and customized plan for mental health care.

Tara works with children as young as 3 years of age, teens, and adults. The majority of Tara’s experience, and her passion, is working with children and parents.  Some of the difficulties facing youth today, such as Anxiety, Emotional Regulation, Impulse Control, problems with Attention and Focus, and trouble with Peer Relationships, can all be addressed in therapy. In addition, Tara has also worked with individuals dealing with Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness, Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorders, Trauma, and the LGBTQIA population. 

Tara is a patient and empathic therapist with an innate ability to listen and communicate. In her free time, Tara spends time with her family and enjoys playing soccer, creating art, dancing, cooking and exploring new things.

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.”

-Michelle Obama

Supervised by Stephanie Surget, MSW, LCSW