Since 2005, I have been working with individuals and families from the QC community in some way. Because of this experience, my practice is systems orientated. This allows for understanding ourselves as individuals as well as ourselves in the context of our most important relationships, communities and culture. I also use the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model to help individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and relational issues align their behaviors with their values. 

I have 4 kids, ranging from 5 to 20, a husband, one lab, Lucy and a cat named Emmie. Life is busy, messy and filled with tons of activities. I enjoy learning and trying new things, just this year I climbed a mountain for the first time cause why not?! Any free time you can find me reading, doing hot yoga (or some form of exercise) or catching up with friends.

M.S. Ed, LPC, NCC 

Meet Farah Anderson

Meet Tara Thor

I was able to complete my Master’s in Counselor Education through Western Illinois University in May of 2020. I am currently licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I will be working towards independent licensure through weekly supervision and consultations with Farah as required by the IDFPR. I am also board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC).

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concerts &
Live music

a few of my favorite things

a few of my favorite things