I am a licensed professional counselor, researcher, educator, and author, who has worked in the mental health field for the last 15 years with experience in short- and long-term psychotherapy, case management, group facilitation, research, teaching, and crisis services. I hold a Master's degree in psychology from Seattle University and am a certified geriatric mental health specialist. In addition to my private practice, I've worked in public mental health, as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University in the graduate program, and have been involved in psychological research affiliated with Seattle University and the University of Washington. I also provide case consultation to psychotherapists in need of a geriatric mental health specialist. 

Professional Memberships:

  1. American Counseling Association  

  2. American Psychological Association Division 34: Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology   

Community Involvement: 

  1. Served on Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Psychology advisory board

  2. Served on Seattle University’s professional development panel 

  3. Served as mentor in Seattle University’s graduate student mentoring program

Papers Presented:

  1. International Human Science Research Conference:  Breitenbucher, T., Brown, N., Krycka, K., Price, C.  August, 2010.  The Therapy Process in Body Presencing.

  2. International Focusing Conference:  Breitenbucher, T., Brown, N., Halsey, K.  June 2011.  Growing Within and Beyond Self:  Reflections on the Transformational Potential of Experiential Listening.

  3. Psychology for the Other Seminar:  Breitenbucher, T. October 2006.  Levinas and the Experience of Depression in Consumer Cultures 


Tara Renee Breitenbucher, MA, LPC

115 NW Greeley Ave.

Bend, Oregon 97701