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Tara McKernan

  • Maine
  • Provides confidential online counseling through BetterHelp

About Tara McKernan's service

Tara McKernan is a licensed therapist with 8 years of professional counseling experience in Maine. Prior to her career as a counselor, she served as a special education teacher. Tara’s passion for counseling was ignited by witnessing the profound impact her father, a school counselor with 35 years of experience, had on his clients. Following her father’s passing in 2008, Tara embarked on a journey to pursue her dream job, which led her to become a counselor. With a diverse range of clients, Tara works with individuals of all ages, specializing in areas such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, relationship issues, learning differences, and neurodivergent individuals. Drawing from various theories, including Feminist Theory, the Social Constructionist view of development, Ecological and Narrative Theory, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Tara believes that clients are the experts of their own lives. She meets her clients where they are, establishes strong relationships, and collaborates with them to achieve the desired change. Tara’s overarching belief is that both the world and the individual mutually shape each other.

Areas of Focus and Specialization

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Therapeutic approaches

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

8 years

NPI number


License Details


License: LCPC


License number: CC5098

Expires at 2025-03-31

License: LCPC


number: BBH-LCPC-LIC-43602

Expires at 2023-12-31



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