Tara Kelly, LMHC


Insurance Accepted:
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Healthcare
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider

Office Hours:
Mondays 9am-3pm
Tuesdays 10am-2pm & 4-8pm (Waukee)
Wednesdays 9am-3pm
Thursday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am-1pm

Call for an appointment: (515) 727-1338

Office Location: Johnston, IA (Waukee location Tuesday evening only)

Education: M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Specialist in Education from University of Northern Iowa; M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University

Specialties: Preschool through adolescence, Parents, Families



Biography

Tara is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and licensed School Psychologist in the state of Iowa.  She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Specialist in Education from the University of Northern Iowa as well as a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  Tara has worked in the schools for thirteen years as a school psychologist and counselor.  She has also worked as a therapist for five years doing individual counseling with adults, adolescents, and children.
 
Tara’s areas of interest include:
·      Anxiety/Trauma/Panic Disorder
·      Childhood and Parenting Issues
·      Spiritual Issues
·      Eating Disorders
·      Mood and Personality Disorders
·      Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
·      Effects of Health/Diet on Behavior/Emotion
·      Mindfulness/Boundaries
·      Grief/Loss

Therapist’s Statement

I am married to a local homebuilder and have two sweet girls that keep me on my toes!  My family and I can often be found camping, swimming, reading books, blending different juice concoctions, biking, crafting, and playing board or card games.  When I need some time to focus on my wellness I lift heavy weights, try out new healthy recipes, read books on living a life on fire for Jesus, draw or paint, and snap/edit photos of the beautiful things around me.  I believe taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually is vital to our well being and can highly impact our ability to experience joy and life fulfillment.  If you or your child is struggling, I would love to visit with you about how to overcome obstacles, find balance in your daily life, and ultimately feel empowered to experience hope and healing.