Tara Hughee, LMHC
Tara is a licensed mental health counselor with a degree in pastoral counseling & spiritual care from Fordham University. Through her studies, she was able to explore the importance of supporting one’s mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Before she became a therapist, Tara was in pursuit of a career in journalism. She earned her bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Sociology and a certificate in Women’s Studies. After pivoting from her media dreams, she came to fully realize her passion for supporting others.
Prior to joining RCS, she served as a therapist and later a clinical supervisor at an East Harlem domestic violence agency. In her previous role, she supported survivors of intimate partner violence and their children through individual counseling, group counseling, and advocacy. She also developed group curricula for psycho-educational support groups on healing from experiences of intimate partner violence and coping with trauma and anger with trauma-informed, evidence-based practices.
She is experienced in supporting clients with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, low self-esteem, and challenges with boundaries. Her training since her graduate studies have included Child-Parent Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems.
Tara’s self-care outside of her diverse work and experiences includes cooking New York Times recipes, spending quality time with her loved ones, and enjoying a good novel.