WellCat Counseling Center

Tara Donnell

LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


I graduated with my BA in Journalism from Chico State. Four years later I returned to Chico State to pursue my MS degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy. Received LMFT licensed in 2010.

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma, trained in EMDR
  • Family of origin issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social justice
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Neurodiversity and mental health management

Personal Interests

  • People—love learning about people, cultures, world views and what makes each of us tick.
  • Spending time with my three children and cat who thinks she is also a human
  • Playing sports--softball and hockey are favorites, always up for skiing, considering pickle ball
  • Yoga every day
  • Star gazing in my backyard
  • Cooking and baking
  • Water—pool, creek, lake or ocean. Swimming, boating or walking on the shore—it’s all good!
Portrait of Tara Donnell