Tara Paine MSW, LCSW
Owner & Founder
Psychotherapist & Licensed LENS Practitioner
Tara is the owner and founder of Holistic Health & Healing Center LLC, She is a Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Tara obtained her Masters of Science degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Fordham University. She started her journey working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She worked for 6 years in the non-profit sector managing group homes and working as a behavioral specialist. These companies included community options, NAFI and Key Human Services. She coordinated care with professionals and family members and has been passionate about advocating for her clients to ensure they received the best possible care and outcomes they desired. Tara started her private practice in November 2011 offering psychotherapy and Neurofeedback. She believes the power to heal is within all of us. Tara has professional experience working with Adults, teens and children with a variety of symptoms and disorders including: depression and anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, Autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders, attachment disorders, as well as TBI and concussion patients, PTSD and chronic illness.
Tara is a licensed LENS practitioner, with successful completion of intensive neurofeedback training at Center for Brain in 2011 as well as successful completion of the specialized LENS Foundations Training in 2015 and Intermediate Training in 2017. Tara utilizes LENS Neurofeedback System and Bioregulation Therapy in the treatment of conditions involving: cognition, mood, sleep, motor functioning, executive functioning, sensory processing, anxiety, impulsivity/reactivity, pain management, addictions/dependencies, and organic brain conditions (seizures, cerebral palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, headaches, TBI, concussions). Tara also collaborates with other professional providers including Yale New Haven Hospital to provide Neurofeedback consultations for many of their patients.
Tara has treated hundreds of clients over the course of the past 5 years with Neurofeedback and is passionate about her work and helping clients to resolve a variety of symptoms.
Tara also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Energy Healing. She believes every client is unique and works with each individual to implement a course of treatment that best serves them as a person. Tara utilizes solution focused- holistic therapies to promote healing for the client’s desired change. Tara believes in meeting the client where they are at and working with her clients to support positive growth and changes that they desire. Tara also facilitates a variety of groups including mindfulness and meditation, Manifesting the life you want and harnessing the power of forgiveness,
On a personal level, Tara is the proud mother of 4 children- two daughters ages 24 and 17 and two sons ages 18 and 4 and her dogs Bandit & Cerebellum.. Her dream from when she began school in 2000 was to open a healing center which she launched in April 2017.