Tara Cook


About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon, and I have over 11 years of experience working with individuals dealing with mental illness. I have worked both in private practice and in an acute care psychiatric hospital providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am comfortable treating all mental health issues, including helping those in crisis, and I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with self-injury, anxiety/depression, pre and postpartum depression, and PTSD, and abuse issues.

My philosophy in working with all clients is to provide the best well-rounded care while focusing and building upon the strengths of the individual so that healthy coping patterns can be developed. As a therapist, I strive to cultivate trusting and meaningful relationships in which my clients find the comfort they need to explore difficult issues and emotions. I am passionate about empowering my clients and leading them through a journey of self-discovery to assist them in arriving at new insights and realizations. My approach is warm and supportive and I combine cognitive-behavioral, person centered, and dialectal behavioral counseling into my sessions. I will always make sure to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage, and I would be honored to work with you. I look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in reaching your goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #L4704 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by L.I. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Tara has been a respectful, patient, and compassionate guide through the chaos of marriage. She always responds to messages with well thought out advice, making sure to address both parties' needs. I may have a strained relationship, but I believe that Tara is one of the only people in the world that can listen to us and stay sane! If you are in need of comfort and guidance, she's it.

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Tara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I am very new to online counseling, but I feel like it is helping me so much already. I can, at any time begin to write to Tara about what is going on and how I’m feeling. She responds quickly, and gives me validation and tools that I can use. Another thing that is helpful, is I can go back through our past conversations at any time. I’m very excited to continue with Tara.