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A HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST

HI, I'M DR.TARA GUNTHER

Most people’s ultimate goal in life is happiness, or, as we in the field call it, psychological health.  And yet, no one ever teaches it to us.  We’ve learned to deal with our psychological health only when it’s an active problem—just as most of us only go to the doctor when we’re sick.  In other words, if you go to the doctor with a cold, they’ll give you a course of treatment.  But if you show up saying, “I’m fine, but I’d like to be extra healthy,” they’ll call in the next patient and send you on your merry way.  Psychological treatment is not much different. The field is focused on treating what’s wrong—depression, pathology, personality disorders-and rarely on getting you past the level of “cured.” My approach is different.

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My Approach

My practice, grounded in clinical and positive psychological science, is focused on helping you make demonstrable change and take action toward the life you want—the life you really want, not should want.​Finding the original source of your sticking points is essential, but too often the therapy process stops there.It doesn’t give you a framework to apply what you’ve learned about your story in order to forge a new and satisfying path.First, we increase your awareness.  We take time to look at your life from the outside.  Second, we get your emotions under control.  This is imperative to making progress.  Finally, progress demands action.  Make commitments to desired change. Keep reading...

It's time to put  YOU first!

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THERAPY

I practice from a strong foundation of integrative health, emphasizing lifestyle changes with an active life coaching style. I draw on cognitive behavioral techniques and positive psychology, focused on one's strengths and resilience. My methods incorporate overall well-being with instruction in mindfulness and focus on spirituality if desired.

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WEIGHTLOSS FOR HIGH ACHEIVING WOMEN

A deep dive into health and wellness with like-minded women who need to level up their self-care journey.  A six month commitment is encouraged to give yourself the luxury of time to lose the extra weight, develop a positive relationship with your body and self-image and improve your overall self care to eliminate overwhelm.

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Are you carrying insecurities that no longer serve you? 
Friend, if you are nodding your head, I see you and I've been there.
Guess what I know they way out too!

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What Coaching
looks like with me

A deep dive into health and wellness with like-minded women who need to level up their self-care journey.  A six month commitment is encouraged to give yourself the luxury of time to lose the extra weight, develop a positive relationship with your body and self-image and improve your overall self care to eliminate overwhelm.  What you will receive:  

  • Bio-individual approach to wellness

  • Bi-Weekly Coaching Sessions with Tara

  • Video Courses added monthly on skills in managing your wellness journey

  • Curriculum covered over 6 months: 

    • Weightloss​ basics

    • Managing thoughts & emotions

    • Sleep & movement

    • Nutrition, emotional eating, and learning hunger cues

    • Building resiliency skills in times of stress and overwhelm

  • Successful tools recommendations

  • Access to our private community platform for motivation, accountability, social support and connection

To create a focus on myself  after a few years of starting a new career, moving, and taking care of everyone and everything except me. I had a blur inside about what I felt and what I wanted. Coach Tara helped me rebuild that space. I’ve learned how to enjoy a deep sense of self and take daily deliberate action that promotes my own—not my career’s or family’s—wellbeing and interests. It naturally followed that I got excited about my health and wellness, created more balance, curbed overwork, strengthened relationships, and developed a vision and plan for the future. Tara is refined and very knowledgeable—a perfect coach for complex, intelligent women. She uses no coaching cliches or cookie-cutter tools, but creates a pointed personal intervention that brings fast results."

 

- Mila Hyman 

"I had a blur inside about what I felt and what I wanted."