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About Tara Gogolinski, LMFT

Serving clients since 2012, Tara Gogolinski is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both North Carolina and Maryland, offering exclusively telehealth services.


Tara earned her Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. Her graduate work at The Center for Healthy Families, a community outpatient therapy clinic, exposed her to a diverse population of couples, families, individuals, and children. 

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Tara then transitioned to becoming a therapist and clinical supervisor at Family and Children’s Services, a nonprofit community outpatient therapy organization. Tara provided therapy to adult and child survivors of physical and sexual abuse. During this time, she also volunteered as a therapeutic grief mentor at Hospice of Chesapeake’s Camp Nabi, a grief camp for children coping with significant loss. Additionally, Tara served as adjunct faculty at the University of Baltimore, teaching a Masters-level Couple and Family Therapy course, as well as served as a clinical supervisor at the University of Maryland’s Center for Healthy Families.


In 2017, Tara transitioned to working full-time for the Department of Veterans Affairs, providing evidence-based trauma treatment to combat veterans and military sexual trauma survivors. In 2023, she assumed a new position at the VA, focusing primarily on treating couples with various presenting issues. 

Throughout her career, Tara has concurrently managed a private practice specializing in helping couples navigate relationship dissatisfaction, disconnection, and ineffective communication.

Additional Certifications:

  • Certified facilitator of the PREPARE/ENRICH premarital program

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Level One and Level Two Gottman Couple Therapy

  • Certified facilitator of Warrior to Soul Mate (W2SM)

My Values:

  • Empathy: I strive to understand your feelings, experiences, and perspectives without judgment. 

  • Authenticity: Being genuine and transparent is crucial.

  • Respect: I respect my clients’ autonomy, choices, and boundaries. I honor cultural differences and treat everyone with dignity.

  • Non-Judgment: I create a safe space where clients can share without fear of criticism. I withhold judgment and focus on understanding.

  • Self-Awareness: I continuously reflect on my biases, emotions, and reactions. 

  • Ethical Practice: Upholding professional ethics is paramount. I maintain confidentiality, avoid dual relationships, and prioritize clients’ well-being.

Tara’s wealth of experience and commitment to fostering healthy relationships make her a valuable resource for those seeking compassionate and effective therapy.

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