Behavioral Health Training Specialist
Tara received her BA in Applied Sociology from Cedar Crest College Honors Program and her MA in Applied Sociology as a Community Fellow Scholar at Lehigh University. Tara spent several years as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and served as the Advisor for the Student Services Multi Cultural Club and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honors Society. Additionally, Tara has earned her Certification in Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counseling (CAADC) and is Certified in REBT (CBT), DBT & Trauma Informed Care. Tara spent several years in direct service as a Clinician for Inpatient, Outpatient, Mobile Therapy (Children & Adolescents), Mental Health and Medication Assisted Treatment facilities. Tara has developed a specialty in Co-Occurring disorders and Psychopharmacology during her tenure as a Specialist with the LV ACT Team. She also has a special passion for the Re-Entry Community and has served as a volunteer for many community agencies in the Lehigh Valley area as well as the Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition (PARC). Tara has Co-Published scholarly work in the areas of Community Engagement and Social Connection and is currently working on a book focused on the Impact of Gender and Social Structure.