Tarah Kidd, LPC
Tarah Kidd is a licensed professional counselor in the commonwealth of Virginia. Her experience includes working with adults with substance abuse disorders for approximately six years in a variety of settings. She has worked in community-based residential treatment facilities and outpatient substance abuse treatment in private practice settings. Her experience also includes work with the families of clients who are in residential treatment. Tarah’s experience includes working with co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression as well as life issues (relationship issues, career issues, decision making, etc.) Tarah is always an advocate for her client and provides excellent therapeutic opportunities, with structure when needed, as well as consistent support with compassion. She is excited about assisting clients in establishing treatment or life goals in order to transform life into what is meaningful and comfortable. In addition, Tarah’s experience includes working with children who are in elementary school or middle school utilizing play therapy. She is familiar with behaviors and symptoms of diagnoses of ADHD, PTSD, ODD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, depression and transitional or life issues related to adoption, divorce, grief, as well as common disruptive behaviors in the classroom setting.
Tarah graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida with a Bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. Tarah also earned her Masters’ from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in Professional Counseling graduating Cum Laude. Tarah completed internships with Phoenix Preferred Care in Somerset, Kentucky as well as Independence House in Corbin, Kentucky. Her practicum also included a variety of clinical settings with Christian Appalachian Project in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. While living in Florida, Tarah worked as a community case manager with the local community resource agency and staff psychiatrist for one year and six months, changing careers to work in the field of Property and Casualty Insurance as an underwriter and a licensed p & c claims adjuster for six years. Tarah then chose to become a stay- at- home mom and a home-schooling mom for fourteen years, returning to work as she earned her Masters’.
Tarah’s outdoor hobbies are walking, camping, swimming, hiking, ATV and horseback riding. Her other activities are exercising, listening to music, cooking, playing board games and cards, shopping, and watching classic movies, boxing, wrestling, car shows, and reality television.
Specialties: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders, relationship issues and other life stressors