Tara Beardsley (She/her)

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Hi, I am Tara, I offer telehealth and in-person therapy and specialize in working with adults and teens in North Carolina.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

The clients I work best with are individuals who are feeling tired of being tired. They feel stressed and overwhelmed with self-criticism or the tornado of worries and bad dreams that are keeping them up at night. They work hard every day but feel like they should be doing more, working harder. These clients want something different but don't know what that is or how to get there. They want a deeper connection with themselves and others and are looking for more ease and joy in life.

My Background and Approach

I see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wisest, most, compassionate and loving self. Having connections with your wise self will give you more clarity, confidence, creativity, and compassion for your life and will open you to the knowledge to be able to connect more deeply with those around you. My therapeutic approach includes elements of Internal Family system, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing), mindfulness, body awareness, CBT and expressive art techniques. I am proud to tell my clients that I don’t ask them to do anything I haven’t done myself. I bring a mix of compassionate playfulness and sensitivity to all my relationships. I focus on building trust and safety in sessions so clients feel safe to heal.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe it is human nature to connect with, trust and accept one another, and to strive toward self-awareness and confidence in oneself. I believe we are born with many of these qualities but along the way have experiences that overwhelmed us. Whether that be because the experiences were just too frightening and intense or because you didn't have someone with enough experience or self-awareness to be able to protect you or guide you through those difficult emotions. I view the things we do, the behaviors that bring us to therapy as behaviors that began as a way to protect ourselves. But there comes a time when these behaviors (addiction, anxious thinking, disordered eating, overworking) keep us from our needs for things such as connection, fun, relaxation, and a sense of control and freedom in our lives.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session


(828) 677-2695 Email Tara
390 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28804

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