Tara Willson, LPC

Preferred Name: Tara

About Me

I am glad you found me! If you are here, most likely you or somebody you care about has encountered circumstances that are creating obstacles in life. I am here to help kids, adolescents or adults overcome their distress so that they can thrive and become the best version of themselves. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, parenting challenges, grief, and trauma. I use a variety of methods, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, sandtray therapy, mood management, and anxiety reduction. I individualize my approach to meet the needs of each client while providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. *Currently only accepting teletherapy clients*

Education & Experience

MA in Professional Counseling, Amberton University Thriving Minds Counseling PLLC McKinney, TX STARRY Counseling, McKinney, TX Hope's Door New Beginnings Center, Plano, TX

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Association for Play Therapy Texas Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

Ambetter, Superior Health Products