About

My name is Tara Dyson and I am committing to helping children transform and families live happier lives in Manteca, CA.

I have enjoyed working with children since I was in junior high.  While in junior high, I used to teach in Vacation Bible School and knew for sure that I wanted a career working with children, once I started college.  

Originally, I desired to be a child psychiatrist.  However, I wanted to teach children how to be successful without the use of medication, by teaching them alternative healing methods of positive coping skills and communication skills, through the use of play therapy, art therapy and role play.  Whereas I am not against the use of medication for children, I advocate healing through therapy.  

In 2005, I graduated with a Master's in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy.  After several years of practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Trainee, I became licensed in 2010.  I have provided therapy for children for the past 10 years.  As a Christian therapist, I offer faith based counseling to my clients.

Faith based counseling is a counseling process in which I encourage you to exercise your faith and allow God to guide you through making choices for your life.  As a Christian, I understand your moral ethics and what guides you in the decision making process. However, I understand that there are different denominations and not everyone is from the same value system.  I will meet you where you are at, without imposing my own Christian beliefs onto your lifestyle.

If you would like to talk with me to find out whether I am good fit for your child and/or family, give me a call today for your free 15 minute phone consultation.