Tara Foster, B.S.
Clinical work supervised by Dr. Iris Cahill Casiano, Ph.D.
- M.A., Clinical Mental Health, Sam Houston State (in progress)
- B.S., Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
I approach therapy from a person-centered and relational-cultural perspective. I believe that people are experts on themselves, and I endeavor to create a safe and supportive space for students to find meaning and empowerment in their life. I also believe our past and current relationships often define how we see ourselves and the world. Through mutually satisfying and growth-fostering relationships, we experience growth and meaning in our lives. I see the counseling relationship as a collaborative one in which self-awareness and trust increase and positive change can be achieved. I have professional interests in the client-therapist alliance, self-compassion, relational issues, academic stress, career development, trauma, and life satisfaction/development.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
Working towards social justice and being an advocate for diversity is a life-long endeavor. I strive to continue to understand my own privilege and biases and to actively and humbly seek to understand the experiences of others. I believe that our individual and collective experiences impact generations and I hope to be a positive influence on my own and future ones.
I enjoy being outdoors: fishing, running, backpacking, or just laying in a hammock. I also enjoy spending time with family & friends, cooking & baking, and playing games.