Tasha Farrar MD a board certified psychiatrist who provides evidence-based psychiatric medication management services to adults. Her approach is collaborative; she explains multiple treatment options and includes patients in the decision making process.
Her integrative treatment approach is grounded in up-to-date knowledge of medications, and includes non-medication strategies including nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, yoga, mindfulness, positive relationships, relaxation, humor, and productive meaningful pursuits.
Dr. Farrar views psychotherapy as an important form of treatment, and prefers to provide care in conjunction with a therapist. She aims to support patients as they find their way through difficult times, muster their internal strengths in order to flourish, and develop a strong patient/doctor alliance while facing these challenges together.
Dr. Farrar treats a variety of conditions including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, PTSD, and panic. She specializes in Reproductive Psychiatry, which focuses on providing care to women or couples who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or postpartum and have questions about medication use and alternate treatments. Maintaining maternal wellness while minimizing risk to mother and baby is a delicate balancing act which requires a careful analysis of each woman’s experiences. Dr. Farrar will provide extensive up-to-date information to help inform these difficult decisions. She is willing to provide formal consultations and recommendations to other providers on reproductive psychiatry issues, and she encourages both patients and providers to develop a plan prior to conception.
Dr. Farrar has a liberal arts background with undergraduate study of studio art, literature and science at Middlebury College in Vermont. She returned to her home state of Nebraska for medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical College (UNMC), then completed a psychiatric residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC) in order study reproductive psychiatry under a nationally recognized expert in that field. She then practiced outpatient psychiatry and acted as the Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services at the Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont. In 2010, she moved to Wisconsin with her family to work for Thedacare, where she led a team which provided specialized mental health care to women during pregnancy and the post-partum period. She joined Sherman Counseling in May of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, bonsai, gardening, yoga, and racking up miles on the treadmill while watching Netflix.
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