�Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.�
― Emily Dickinson

Tara Matus, Ph.D.

I am Dr. Tara Matus, I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I help children, families, and adults as they navigate the many twists and turns life places before them.

I enjoy living in Central Texas for our beautiful geography, the dynamic environment, and warm people. My specialization is in incorporating diverse worlviews into my work. It is a joy for me to bring various perspectives and traditions into the therapy room.

I earned my Doctorate from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), at Alliant International University in Los Angles, California. I have a broad range of interests and chose to focus my graduate work on multicultural issues, community issues, and therapy with children. Durring the course of my clinical program I helped created community programs, such as onsite counseling for formerly homeless women, after school tutoring, gifted student volunteer opportunities, and school based counseling for preschool aged children.

Prior to enrolling in my Clinical Ph.D. program, I earned a Master�s of Arts in Research Psychology from California State University in Los Angeles. I had the privilege of working with a research team which explored women�s issues, issues related to ethnicity and acculturation, depression, and eating disorders. During that time, I also completed a summer internship researching depression at Stanford University.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you work through the challenges you currently face.

�To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.�
― Oscar Wilde