Therapy Intern/Case Mgr.
Bachelor of Arts with endorsements in science and special education, Regis University
Currently enrolled in Master of Social Work program, Boise State University
Tara Prete assists and supports those in need of case management. Tara promotes independence, self-awareness, skill building, and educates clients in areas of need. She creates an atmosphere where clients feel heard, safe, and important. Tara’s ability to assist clients with community supports comes after many years of experience in areas of mental health.
Tara gained her undergraduate education from Regis University where she graduated with honors. She then moved on to Boise State University and is currently working toward her MSW and her LCSW licensure. Tara spent 4 years working in a state psychiatric hospital as a case manager. Tara created, collaborated, and taught case management related group therapies with clients from 1:1 to groups of 6 clients and more. Through this, Tara learned that she has a passion for working with mental health needs and is eager to finish her degree and begin providing psycho-therapeutic services.
Previously, Tara taught special education as a certified teacher. Four years ago Tara sustained an injury that caused her to lose her left leg. This accident propelled Tara forward into a new path with the desire to focus on PTSD, trauma, and evidence based practices such as EMDR, DBT, and others. Tara knows first hand what it’s like to lose faith, lose trust, and lose hope. Although her injury changed who Tara is physically; the strength, determination, and outlook on life Tara gained and shares with others is inspiring.
In her spare time she enjoys being with her family. Tara is married to the love of her life. Her oldest son is a United States Marine. Her middle son is an incredible welder who also gave Tara her first grandchild; and her youngest son is a straight A student and vice president of his high school. Tara happily gained a daughter when she married the love of her life who is 8 years old. As a family they enjoy going to the lake, riding dirt bikes and sleds, hiking, riding bicycles, playing board games, and their famous movie nights!
Tara is excited to be a part of High Country Behavioral Health and is looking forward to assisting people in bettering their lives, decreasing their stress, and joining them on their journey.