Dara is a current graduate student at Lamar University with a specialization in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy. She is a passionate person who is driven to help youth, young adults, and families receive the healing, restoration and understanding that they need to resolve their problems. She creates a warm, empathetic, and inviting atmosphere where individuals feel safe to share, explore and learn the skills needed to help them navigate their daily life challenges. Coming from a systematic perspective, Dara is knowledgeable in working with clients dealing with interpersonal relationship issues, family conflict, personal growth, and self-esteem issues. Some of the therapeutic approaches she utilizes are solution focused, narrative therapy, and REBT.
Dara discovered her love of counseling when she began a women’s empowerment group at her college campus that focused on helping women discover their worth, improve interpersonal relational issues, and overcome their experiences with trauma, including sexual assault. Her level of compassion only deepened as she began working as a Paraprofessional in Special Education
working with Severe and Profound Disabilities. You can expect an authentic, personable, and enjoyable experience when working with Dara.
Education & Experience
University of West Georgia, B.A Psychology
Lamar University, M.Ed. Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy
South Gwinnett High School, SPED Paraprofessional