Takara is a MA level Psychologist practicing at the Caledonia Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.
Takara collectively has over 15 years of previous work experience with various age groups ranging from early-childhood to middle-aged adults. She has worked with individuals diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, children in foster care, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, young adults, and provided solution-focused in-home therapy to children and families.
She works primarily with children, adolescents and adults, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), stress management, childhood issues, trauma-related issues, grief/loss, and behavioral management.
Takara offers a safe and judgement free zone and believes in meeting clients where they are at by developing customized treatment approaches backed by research. She has an eclectic approach utilizing evidence-based therapy techniques including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Person-Centered, CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) and Play Therapy. Tele-health and in-person services available for Michigan Residents only.
In her spare time, Takara enjoys volunteer work, listening to podcasts, nature trails, and spending time with family and friends.