Taraneh Fard, MA

Taraneh Fard (Tara), MA

Mental Health Practitioner and Doctoral Psychology Intern

Tara is a Doctoral Psychology Intern in their final year of completing a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (an APA accredited doctoral program). Tara holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Tara primarily works with adults age 18 and over who are experiencing relationship challenges, stress, life transitions, grief and loss and many other issues. Her overarching approach to therapy is person-centered, relational, and multicultural feminist. Also, Tara frequently uses culturally sensitive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based interventions, including mindfulness and psychoeducation. Tara deeply values creating a safe space for all my clients and honoring their multiple dimensions of identity.

Tara has experience providing trauma-informed therapy in community mental health settings including a community clinic specializing in an integrative approach collaborating with medical providers in addressing clients’ mental health related needs. She has also worked in several private practice clinics with clients of all different backgrounds including BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee populations. Tara is bilingual and speaks fluently in English and Persian.

Tara practices at the Natalis University Avenue office and Woodbury office under the supervision of Rita Sandidge, PhD, LP and Robin McLeod, PhD, LP.