Ms. Tara Chandler, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a founding partner at a large mental health firm in Asheville, NC. I have lived in the southern Appalachian Mountains for over 20 years and opened my business in 2014.

Education & Experience

I graduated from Antioch College in 2006 with a bachelors in arts and earned my MSW from UNC Chapel Hill in 2006. I have practiced EMDR since 2011 and have been an Approved Consultant since 2023. I am currently working in an outpatient setting and am the clinical director of the Therapy Department at my practice. I have a special interest in eating disorders, endocrine disorders, working with first responders and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I have been a member of EMDRIA since 2020 and do basic training coaching with EMDR Consulting.

Specialty Area

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • HCSC
  • Highmark
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth

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