Dr Tara holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and an MSc in Counseling Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience delivering direct services to diverse populations in a variety of settings. Dr Tara completed and successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, Ce ci n’est pas une these: An applied psychoanalysis of Rene Magritte, in 2004. It examines unresolved childhood bereavement, the effects of a mentally ill mother and creative outcomes in an adult artist. She continues to have an interest in psychology and the arts.
Dr Tara currently publishes the Shrink4Men website, blog and forum. She specializes in helping men who are trying to end relationships or seeking coping strategies for dealing with their abusive wives, girlfriends or exes, many of whom have been diagnosed with personality disorder or whom they suspect have personality disorders or traits.
Ms Malonis is a solo practitioner in Denton County, Tarrant County, Collin County and Dallas County Texas. 100% of her practice is family law, with an emphasis on high-conflict divorce and custody cases. Ms Malonis is one of only a few practitioners in the area who specifically address the issues of men divorcing abusive women. She is also a court-appointed attorney ad litem for children and parents involved in child welfare cases.
Ms Malonis did her undergraduate in Economics at Vassar, 1988. She received her JD from SMU in 1991 and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas the same year.
Kev. is in the process of putting things back together, after nearly losing his life in a relationship with someone who fits practically all of the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder in the DSM-IV-TR. Though he has no professional background in psychology, he holds a graduate degree in Philosophy of Mind, and has read somewhat extensively on Cluster B disorders, trying to understand just what, exactly, “happened.” He offers his advice as someone “on the road” and as someone who’s “been there.”
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon
“Nevermore.” -Edgar Allen Poe