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Tara Rose, LCSW, CADC II

They/them pronouns


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I’m excited that you have decided to continue along your healing quest and found your way to Brave Space. I practice from a humanistic, anti-oppressive, strengths-based framework through a non-judgmental lens that will support your own intuitive exploration of who you are in the world. I am committed to providing gender and identity affirming care that allows for safe exploration to become closer to your true self. I also have a strong focus in trauma recovery and how the brain and nervous system have learned to adapt to keep you safe. We will connect about how your experiences have shaped thoughts about yourself, behaviors, and emotions, and how these create barriers for the goals you have in your life. This exploration will allow for curiosity about what coping tools will work best for you to navigate symptoms and create change. I wholeheartedly believe in your ability to be more connected with yourself and am excited to be with you on your journey.


Formal Training and Education: I have a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from Portland State University. I have worked as a social worker with youth and adults in a variety of capacities for the past 8 years. I have a breadth of experience working with folks who have experienced homelessness, marginalization, severe and persistent mental illness and also have extensive experience with substance use and recovery. I operate from a harm-reduction model, supporting people no matter where they are with their use and providing tools and resources to reduce risk.