Tara  Laxson
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Tara Laxson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Texas Accepting Online
Updated April 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Codependency
  • Couples counseling
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Tara Laxson is Licensed Professional Counselor located in Dallas, TX. Tara is passionate about working with women who put their all into careers, relationships, and hobbies - but feel like their energy is not reciprocated by those around them. Tara’s clients often feel like their behaviors or thoughts have a mind of their own and go against their internal wishes or desires, which leads to a lack of fulfillment despite a busy, robust lifestyle.

Tara works with these clients to develop ways to listen to this inner voice and give it value. She encourages clients to learn about themselves and trust their intuition. She also provides strategies for empathizing with others and feeling confident in relationships. Tara’s greatest mission is to help her clients feel loved, valued, and respected - and that starts with the self! Tara promotes self love and offers support as clients grow their self worth.

Tara earned her Masters degree in Counseling from University of North Texas. She brings warmth and relatability into each one of her sessions and is a great cheerleader for her clients as they reach their mental health goals.


Message to clients

I work with people who are struggling. Perhaps you're experiencing difficulty with a relationship, self compassion, anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed, out of control and exhausted. My goal is to provide you with empathy, support and guidance as we tackle these issues together.

Therapy allows us to see more clearly the beliefs we have that keep us locked into unhealthy patterns. Together we will explore what's happening for you right now that needs our attention. We will also follow some of these patterns into your family of origin experience to better understand where these limiting beliefs/ideas about yourself, others and the world come from. My hope for you is that you will emerge from our work together with a deep sense of compassion and appreciation for yourself and others along with new tools that will allow you to be present in your life in the ways that are most meaningful for you. 


Specialties

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Tara Laxson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (80min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (80min)

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
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8 am-2 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 8 am-2 pm
  • Fri 8 am-2 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Oak Cliff Counseling, Owner/Therapist, 2009 - Present

University of North Texas, Master of Education in Counseling, 2009


Licensure

Texas: 65655


Languages

English