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Struggling with depression, anxiety, shame, relationship distress, trauma, or adjustment issues?


We help individuals find and lead full lives.

Individual Counseling

Dealing with resentment, communication problems, divorce or parenting issues?

We provide a safe environment for discussion, healing, and relationship rebuilding.

Couples Counseling

Adjusting to a blended family situation, coping with behavioral issues in children, trying to solve conflicts between siblings?

We can help you restore calm to your life.

Family Counseling

Our Services


Tara is an out of network provider only.  She makes it easy to access your out of network insurance benefits by submitting claims on your behalf.  Out of network claims can be submitted to the vast majority of insurance providers including:

About Tara Palmer, LMFT

I provide a warm environment where you can feel safe and supported.  I believe everyone has the potential to be happy and find meaning in their day-to-day life. 


  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Minnesota and Vermont)

  • Master's Degree in Counseling & Psychology Services (St. Mary''s University of Minnesota)

  • Post grad Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Undergraduate degree from St. Catherine University


  • Marriage therapy

  • Individual counseling

  • Shame

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety and fear

No two people are exactly alike. Tara pulls from many different therapeutic models allowing her to tailor a unique approach for each client. Tara chooses to keep her caseload small so she can put her full energy into each person she sees. Tara gets to know each of her clients as individuals and creates a safe place to work through challenges

Therapeutic Models Used:

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Eclectic

  • Family Systems

  • Narrative

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Psychodynamic

  • Polyvagal

  • Trauma Focused

Office Environment:

Tara practices in a small, comfortable office suite in a nice building.  The space includes a waiting room, coffee machine, and two offices.  It is a calm, low stress environment where you don't have to worry about running into a lot of other people.

Tara works with adults and teenagers.  If there is a family issue involving younger children, Tara will sometimes work with them for a session or two, but generally refers them to other therapists if more help is needed.

Schedule an appointment


Located in Shoreview across Highway 96 from Kowalski's Market. 

470 W. Highway 96
Suite 280
Shoreview, MN 55126

New Client Paperwork

Note: Complete paperwork only after you have scheduled an appointment and Tara has confirmed it with you.

Step 1: Download and complete this form before your first visit


Step 2: After completing Step 1, complete one of the following


Adult intake form (ages 18+)    OR    Child Intake Form (Ages 17 and younger)

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