Tara Schanck earned her master’s degree in couple and family therapy from Drexel University and is working toward her Pennsylvania license as a marriage and family therapist. Tara spent many years working with families as a behavior specialist, providing consultation and therapy in both home and school settings. She particularly enjoys helping parents advocate for their child’s well-being in the school setting. Tara has extensive experience working with families whose children have autism spectrum disorder, specifically focusing on how this diagnosis has impacted the family system. She is also experienced with other challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and attachment disorder. Tara believes knowledge is power and frequently pulls from science to explain the “why” behind emotions and behaviors. Working from this foundation, Tara creates a framework for both understanding challenges and overcoming them. She frequently employs Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Applied Behavior Analysis in her practice and works closely with psychiatrists when necessary. She offers individual, couple and family therapy and works with children, adolescents and adults. She is available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Outside of work, Tara enjoys spending time with her family, reading, riding horses, and hiking. She loves animals of all kinds and has rescued and rehabilitated many over the years including cats, dogs, wild rabbits and birds. She also enjoys photography and creating portraits for family and friends.