Phone: (623) 225-9946 | [email protected] | 4111 E Valley Auto Drive, Suite 106 Mesa, AZ 85206 | Portal Access

  • Tara Chase, MS, LAC

    [email protected]

    Populations Served:

    Children, Adolescent, Adult, and Elderly

    My Approach:

    I firmly believe that every individual’s journey is unique, and I approach each client with an open heart and a non-judgmental attitude. Recognizing the courage it takes to seek help and embark on the path of healing, I strive to foster a personal connection with each individual, ensuring that they feel seen, heard, and valued. By building this trust and rapport, I aim to create a therapeutic alliance that serves as the foundation for meaningful progress and positive change. My desire as a counselor is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a commitment to providing personalized care for those facing mental health and addictive issues.

    In my practice, I draw upon evidence-based therapeutic modalities while also tailoring my approach to address the specific needs and circumstances of each client. I believe in the power of active listening, and I use this skill to gain a deeper understanding of my client’s struggles, experiences, and aspirations.

    Ultimately, my greatest reward as a mental health and addiction counselor is witnessing the transformation of my clients as they progress towards greater mental well-being and healthier life. I am deeply committed to advocating for overall well-being, not only during our sessions but also in each client’s daily life.

    A little bit about me:

    I was born and raised in California and moved to Arizona in 2015. I am a mom of a large blended family!  I spent many years as a teacher, surgical nurse, and a college student, where I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology and became a licensed counselor.  I am furthering my education, currently working on a dual Ph.D. in Psychology. I love animals, reading, gardening and traveling when possible.


    • BS: Psychology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
    • MS: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
    • PhD: Clinical Mental Health Supervision and Education, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ (in progress)

    Licenses, Certifications and Trainings:

    • LAC – Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health, State of Arizona
    • Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle (ADOT) Certified evaluator and educator for DUI offenses.

    Additional Educational and Medical Certifications:

    • TESOL and TEYL certified
    • IEP/504 Special Education Certified, ESL Certified
    • CST – Surgical Technologist in Nursing


    • American Counseling Association (ACA)
    • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
    • Alumni – Honor Society Network

    Advanced Training:

    I work with all age ranges (5 years and Up) Individuals, Couples, & Families
    *ASL services available by request and authorization (private translator)

    • (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • (SFBT) Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    • (REBT) Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
    • Gestalt Psychotherapy
    • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
    • Intrusive Thoughts / (OCD) Mild to Moderate
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sexual Issues
    • PTSD and Veteran Trauma
    • Domestic Violence
    • Trauma and Recovery
    • Addiction and Recovery and Dual Diagnosis
    • Eating Disorders
    • Mental and Physical Disabilities
    • SMI
    • (Current Area of Study and Certification) EMDR, and IFS

    Insurance and Fees:

    I accept Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth, Medica and United Healthcare insurances. I am an out of network provider for most insurances and can provide a Superbill for possible reimbursement from your provider. 

    Private pay fees are $140.00 for the first Intake session, and follow up sessions are $130.00.

    I accept Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account monies, as well as credit card and cash payments.