Tara J. Brim, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology • Oklahoma State University
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling• Oklahoma State University
B.A. in Psychology • University of the Virgin Islands
In August 2020, I completed my Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship with Counseling and Educational Support Services at The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). In my position, I provided comprehensive psychological care to KUMC medical students, residents, and fellows.
I earned my Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. I completed my doctoral internship with a clinical specialty focus area working with clients who deal with eating disorders and body image issues at the University of Missouri.
My primary clinical interests include perfectionism, eating disorders, self-esteem, interpersonal concerns, anxiety, depression, and couples counseling.
As a therapist, I work from an Interpersonal Process Approach which highlights the importance of early interpersonal interactions and the ways they shape our relationship schemes as well as the development of how we think of ourselves. My aim is to collaborate with clients to aid in their development of healthy coping mechanisms and cultivating a sense of balance in their lives while working towards their goals.
I like to spend my free time laughing and exploring new adventures with my loved ones. One of my favorite quotes is from Brene Brown, “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
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