Kids and Families - Assessments
Tara O'Connor, M.A.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
CA License 115873
Tara is highly experienced in helping children, teens, and their families through challenging circumstances. She is exceptionally skilled at helping children and teens who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, anger, strong emotions, transitions, relationships, and school-based challenges. Tara also works with OCD in children and teens in particular. She works closely with parents to assist them in developing effective behavioral management systems and increase the utilization of positive, effective communication strategies. She integrates CBT, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness interventions into her clinical practice. She is passionate about helping clients utilize their internal resources to make changes in their lives, build hope, and reach their goals.
Tara is a member of our assessment team and is skilled in conducting Educationally Related Mental Health Assessments. She works with families and schools to implement the recommendations of these evaluations.
I value witnessing the client's utilization of their internal resources and personal insight to make change and reach their goals. I value helping others and increasing my client’s hope for the future. - Tara