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Tara-Jean McDonough

Clinical Therapist

Locations: Telehealth, Laurel Spring, NJ

About Tara-Jean McDonough

Tara is a Licensed Social Worker, born and raised in South Jersey, who has been in the field since 2015 after graduating from Rhode Island College School of Social Work with her BSW, then graduating from Simmons University with her MSW in 2020. She has a passion for traveling, love for animals, and dedication to her family. Oh! and a fervent enthusiasm for social work! When not working, she enjoys finding antiques and thrifting, gardening, and enjoying nature.

Tara has experience working with many individuals including those with co-occurring medical and mental health, veterans, interpersonal violence, children and families, and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Tara is passionate about helping others get to where they want to be in life and feels privileged to work alongside every person she meets in a safe space.

Treatment Specialties

  • Aging and Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Life Transition
  • Trauma
  • Military and Veterans
  • Severe Mental Illness

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s of Social Work- Rhode Island College
  • Master’s of Social Work- Simmons University
  • NJ State Licensed Social Worker

Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?

Mental healthcare is as necessary as medical healthcare in living the best life a person can. Being a part of that process is an honor and privilege.

Locations

  • Telehealth Only