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Tara Stewart, LMSW
she/her/hers

Supervised by Barbara Jefferson, LCSW-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized in EMDR

Welcome!  Congratulations on taking a significant step towards getting to know yourself at a deeper level. This journey is all about you. Life can be complicated and difficult to thrive in, especially for those who experience challenges within themselves and from outside sources. It can leave you feeling broken and stuck. As someone who has experienced trauma and the subsequent internal struggle that followed, I relate strongly to those feelings. However, there is a way to navigate these challenges in a way that promotes long-term peace. I am passionate about providing a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and warm space. My goal is for you to be comfortable exploring your thoughts, feelings, and actions with genuine curiosity. In that space, we can learn how your experiences have led you to where you are currently and the patterns you have developed relating to yourself, others, and the world around you. I have heard many people say, “people don’t change.” The reality is that the only constant in life is that we are changing little by little every day, and you can make positive, lasting changes for yourself. That often means understanding how you came to your current perspective and, at times, disrupting your self-narrative. Let’s make meaning of your experiences together. 

Let me share a little about myself with you. I gained my love for social work and trauma therapy while I lived in Argentina. After returning to the United States, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Texas State University. After working in a family shelter and as a mentor for at-risk children and adolescents, I decided to get my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I am passionate about family, music, service, and spirituality. I love to have adventures and laugh. I can often be found listening to stand up comedy, having impromptu dance parties with my family, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. 

I work with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I studied and am certified through Dr. Bruce Perry’s groundbreaking Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. My experience includes counseling at the Austin State Hospital and working with adults in the trauma and substance use division at the Travis County Corrections Complex.  

If you would like to learn more, please reach out at 512-201-4501 x 334. I look forward to partnering with you and walking together through this journey.  

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MORE ABOUT Tara

Rates

Starts at $125/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Nonjudgmental, strengths-based, person-centered 

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression 

CBT, neurodevelopment, and traumatology approach to therapy

Services

Individual Counseling

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Domestic Violence
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Spirituality
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
EMDR
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Friendly & direct
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Motherly
Professional experience other than counseling
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Barbara Jefferson, LCSW-S

1110 Brown Dr.

Pflugerville, TX 78660

512/963-8568

Contact Tara

512-201-4501 ext 334

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