Mrs. Penny A Tavar, LMSW, LCSW

Preferred Name: Penny

About Me

Meridian Psychotherapy Associates offers extensive support with helping individuals who struggle to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma and loss. In addition to EMDR, We utilize eclectic psycho therapeutic approaches, based on the needs and narrative of the individual or family system. We are here to aid and empower you on your therapeutic journey.

Education & Experience

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. Fordham University Post Graduate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy/Play Therapy. Ackerman Institute For Couples and Families. EMDR Certified Certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth