Tara Frem, PsyD, (she/her) received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In Chicago, she completed clinical rotations at a homeless shelter for women providing psychological assessment services; at a private practice conducting voluntary and court-ordered treatment related to substance abuse and domestic violence; and, at a community center creating psychological affidavits for asylum-seeking torture survivors.
Dr. Frem completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Louisville, KY including work at Seven Counties Services (7CS; formerly Centerstone) and the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center (KCPC). At 7CS, she conducted psychological assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, mood and personality disorders, among other areas of concern. She also provided psychotherapy to adolescents and adults as well as court-mandated group intervention for adult sex offenders and individual interventions for DCFS-involved parents. At KCPC, Dr. Frem completed the psychological testing for forensic evaluators as part of competency and criminal responsibility evaluations.
Since her post-doc, Dr. Frem worked in the stabilization wing of the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit at the Kentucky State Reformatory and in a private practice conducting Compensation and Pension evaluations for the VA as well as spinal cord stimulator pre-surgical clearance evaluations.
Dr. Frem’s current interests include conducting comprehensive clinical evaluations for diagnostic clarification to help inform treatment as well as forensic evaluations. She is also interested in providing empathic and collaborative psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults who are struggling with mood dysregulation (e.g., anxiety and depression), who have past or current substance use difficulties, and who are coping with trauma.
Outside of the office, Dr. Frem enjoys baking, doing yoga, and training martial arts especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.