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Tara Gilhooly(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Anxiety -Chronic illness-Chronic pain-Medical professionals' mental health-Transition to new parenthood-Mind-body connection-
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Professional statement

The therapist search is overwhelming so good job for getting it started – keep going! Life is bumpy and we all need tools and a supportive ear to help get us through the many rocky parts. Being a human is hard! I specialize in anxiety, the mind-body connection to alleviate chronic pain and other symptoms (migraines, GI issues), and life transitions (parenthood and retirement).

I’m an easy to talk to, down to earth therapist with a sense of humor and I aim to create a warm and open space to start figuring it out. I take the time to really get to know clients before we make our plan of which direction will be most helpful to you in therapy.

I like to help clients identify and understand unhelpful patterns they end up repeating, how and why these developed, and how to change these habits and defaults that are no longer helpful. I also believe it is important to share with my clients the most up to date research, particularly techniques to reduce stress, physical symptoms, and improve wellbeing. Last, but certainly not least, we can all benefit from having a dedicated space to be heard, to let it out, and to reflect on our past, present, and hoped-for futures.

If you are struggling with chronic pain or other unexplained physical symptoms such as migraines, dizziness, or GI issues, I'd love to share with you a research backed approach called Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT). It is a mind-body approach based in neuroscience. I personally found this very helpful for my own chronic pain, migraines, and GI issues that traditional approaches were not helping with and became certified in Pain Reprocessing Therapy.

Message to clients

Hello! I specialize in a mind-body approach to chronic pain, migraines, dizziness, pelvic pain, GI distress and also specialize in anxiety. Please check out the pain reprocessing therapy website to learn more about this new approach for symptoms that are not getting better with medical treatment (you can just google the term Pain Reprocessing Therapy, I can't paste a website here). There is a clip from the Today Show on the website that helps you get a sense of it. It is based in research and can really change your life for the better so I hope you check it out. If you have any questions about it, just let me know I'm happy to answer them!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Philadelphia Veterans Hospital, Staff Psychologist
Westchester Medical Center, Staff Psychologist
Adam Kaufman, MD & Associates, Psychologist

St. John's University , Ph.D., 2014
Cornell University, B.S. , 2005


New York: 022163-1




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Tara Gilhooly is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $300

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed