Tara Behr, LPC

Colorado Springs CO
Do you notice yourself being cruel to yourself but kind to others? Do you have a difficult time setting boundaries? Have you been on the healing path for what seems like forever, but still experience abusive relationships? Are you coming out of a religious, spiritual or fundamental religion or group? Ever feel suicidal, or like you don't know why you are alive? Do you feel terrified of expressing your true thoughts, emotions, and desires? Are you wanting more love in your romantic relationship? Do you need substances like alcohol, marijuana, ketamine to relax? Do you suffer from insomnia or chronic fatigue? If any of these relate to you, you are living in your survival self, this is not who you actually are. You might feel like you are: Unloveable. Not enough. Innately Bad. A failure. Unworthy of care. Inadequate or Incompetent. Too sensitive. Too much. None of this is true about you. You do not need to live a life consumed by these false beliefs. Instead, there is a loving, meaningful, beautiful, authentic and fulfilling life available to you; where you know how valuable you are. I support people in discovering their innate capacity for emotionally rich connection to themselves and others, and the courage to live into their autonomy, creativity, passion and love. I know how painful it can feel to not know how to be yourself, or to feel under the constant constraints of limiting negative beliefs. It does not have to be this way for you. Beginning a therapeutic relationship can feel scary, especially because most of us have been wounded in relationships. I can assure you that I am here to listen to your story with empathy, care, and warmth. I am committed to taking your pain seriously and empowering you to live an authentic life. There is no need for you to be silent anymore, or alone. I am here to witness and be with you as you walk into a life where you can live your truth.
I work with men, women and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. I've always cared about the immense suffering I've seen in the world and had an inner intuition that it didn't have to be this way. My entire life has been dedicated to the discovery of what supports human flourishing and what prevents it. I graduated from Denver Seminary's Counseling Program in 2017 and have been in private practice for the last three years. I've supported numerous individuals and couples heal from childhood developmental trauma, suicidality, PTSD, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, depression and painful and traumatizing psychedelic experiences. I have studied Christian mysticism through The Action and Contemplation School, psychedelic-assisted therapy through apprenticeship with my mentor Bruce Sanguin, and ecopsychology through The Animus Valley Institute. I have a background in personal training, wilderness guiding, and vocal performance. In my free time, I am a singer and songwriter. I write poetry and essays on radical feminism, interpersonal phenomenology, animism, Christian mysticism and psychedelic-assisted therapy. I am a survivor of childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, extremely painful PMS, and ten-years of suffering with bulimia nervosa and anorexia. I am also a survivor of psychedelic abuse. It is through my own personal journey of healing that I offer you my care, presence and attunement. Being human at this time can be immensely painful but underneath this pain is our childhood innocence, wonder, joy and gratitude. It is your birthright to be connected to freedom, compassion, self-love, and people who respect, honor and mirror you in your goodness. Therapy is one of the most important journeys you can embark on in your life, it will lead you from a life of fear to a life of love. I look forward to walking alongside you as you recover your authentic self.