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Common Thread Psychotherapy

A therapy practice dedicated to mental health, connection, intimacy and Overall wellness.

Thin Yarns

about Tara

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My overall goal as a therapist is to cultivate a space for healing and safety.


My training in therapy is rooted in social work. As a social worker, I have a deep commitment to the core values of this discipline, and they are integrated into our work with clients, as well as how I live my personal life.

The following six core principles of the profession guide Common Thread:

Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, Competence.

I have limited openings for tele-health across the Oregon and Texas

Reach out today for a free consultation.

I love working with folks who want to do deep healing work. I focus on attachment and relationships, healing from complex trauma, and discovering your sexual self. I am a relational therapist, which means I take the relationship between therapist and client seriously.The most important variable in successful therapy is the individual's feelings of trust and safety with the therapist. I want you to feel comfortable to be yourself. I use different types of therapy with different clients to find the best fit for you. Some of the methods I use somatic work, polyvagal therapy (brain based), parts work, and EMDR.


Pleasure is a human right, but all too often we are not taught how to access this. Sometimes, internalized messages around sex in our culture can make people feel that they are "dysfunctional", which can worsen sexual symptoms. I work with clients around topics such as low desire, pain during sex, erectile dysfunction, sexual trauma impacting current relationships, understanding and expressing needs, sexual fantasies, understanding sexual identities, and more. A lot of people have never found a safe space to explore these topics and I love being able to facilitate these conversations in a safe way.

Relationship/couples therapy is a space to work collaboratively with a licensed mental health professional on your intimate relationship. Couples therapy creates a safe space where couples can address any variety of topics the couple identifies needing support with.  Couples therapy can be helpful for various types of relationships: married/unmarried, old/new, monogamous/polyamorus, and more. I love supporting clients with sex/intimacy and trauma healing.I also work with general communication using emotion focused therapy to help people get to the root of ongoing conflicts.  Having someone support you in identifying patterns can make a big difference in creating new ones.

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