My Approach to Helping
Tara Moser works with families, adolescents, and children. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Central Florida. She is a licensed Florida clinical social worker (#SW8379). She specializes in play therapy for children ages two to eighteen, and incorporates pet therapy with her two dogs Abbey and Bode into some of her work. She is a founding member of the Southwest Florida/Naples Play Therapy Chapter, and served as an officer for the central Florida chapter of the Florida Association of Play Therapy.
Tara has served in a variety of therapeutic capacities, including nonprofit individual counseling, nonprofit family counseling, foster care, elementary school-based counseling programs, behavioral therapy for autism, drug intervention and prevention, supervised visitation, and domestic violence counseling.
Tara takes a client-centered approach to counseling, tailoring each session to meet the client's needs by offering tools that work well for the client. These tools may include pets, play, music, and art. Non-directive and directive play therapy are often effective with young children. Cognitive-behavioral and family systems therapy can also be effective.