Tara Valentine (She/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

Hi folx! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Psychology. Reach out to me and see if we may be a good fit!

Psychotherapist in Bloomington, IL
Supervised by Brittney Homann, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I best enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ population and youth from 8 to 18. I have experience working with youth and adults on a broad spectrum of concerns. (See my Specialties). I come from a background of working in community mental health agencies providing treatment to marginalized communities.

My Background and Approach

Tara (she/her/hers) graduated with a BS in psychology from Illinois State University and continued her education with a MS in psychology from Western Illinois University with a concentration in Clinical and Community Mental Health. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing since 2020. Tara has a background in working in community mental health agencies working with marginalized and underinsured clients of all ages. Tara’s therapeutic approach has a foundation of person-centered therapy. She incorporates additional techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Tara is LGBTQ+ affirming and strongly believes in utilizing a multicultural, intersectional, perspective. Her clinical strengths include working with anxiety, gender identity, self-esteem, communication and boundaries, and domestic violence.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in the pursuit of equity and that everyone deserves fair treatment. I believe that social systems have significant impacts on our identities and on our mental health. I am an active member of the LGBTQ+ community and find value in advocating for all marginalized communities. Time-willing, I like to participate in marches and community demonstrations for such causes as equity, freedom from discrimination, and bodily autonomy. I am a nerd; a reader; a crafter; an advocate. My favorite fandoms are the universes of Harry Potter and Star Wars but I enjoy much fantasy, horror, and science fiction.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Health Alliance

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $40 - 160/session


217.714.7042 Email Tara
2206 Eastland Drive
Suite 101
Bloomington, IL 61704

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