Dolores “Deenie” Tarver, Ph.D.

Dolores Tarver

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006


Dr.Tarver received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Masters of Arts and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her internship at the University of Memphis Center for Counseling and Testing. Following her internship, she served as lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Counseling Pyschology Program and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Georgia in Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). After completing her post-doc, Dr. Tarver accepted a position as a staff psychologist at CAPS. She then relocated to Columbus and took a position at West Central GA Regional Hospital as the Psychologist (Director) of the Positive Behavior Support Team. Shortly thereafter she also began working as a contractor for Columbus Psychological Associates. Dr. Tarver provides individual and couples’ therapy and psychological testing (academic, career, personality) to adults ages 18+. Specialties include racial and ethnic diversity, LGB, anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment/transitions, grief, career, and trauma. Dr. Tarver believes in the importance of balance (mind, body, and spirit) to create mental wellness. She utilizes CBT, supportive therapy, and adaptive skills training to facilitate adults working toward meaningful goals and decrease barriers to optimal well-being. Dr. Tarver enjoys watching and playing basketball; skee ball, go karts, karaoke, dancing, cartoons, and spending time with people that enjoy life.

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