Heavy Sky
Strength doesn't come from what you can do.
It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.
- Rikki Rogers

Mental Skills for Athletes

Being an athlete comes with it's own unique set of problems, such as anxiety, doubt, body image issues, and expectations.   I can coach you through these challenges in order to help increase your overall performance.

Operation FitStart

Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety & depression and is being recommended more often by mental health & medical providers. However, sometimes we just don’t know where to start with exercise. Let me help you learn how to exercise while also incorporating mental skills to reduce your depression and anxiety.

Mental Health Counseling

At times, we need more than our family and friends to help us get through a difficult time.  I can provide a secure, comfortable, place for you to lay it all out on the table to work through without fear of being judged.  

Tarra Farnham, M.A., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Certified Personal Trainer

Westside Conjugate Tactical Instructor

About Me

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Hello! I am a mental skills coach and mental health counselor licensed in NC and FL. My primary specialty generally includes two groups: (1) athletes and (2) people struggling with past trauma. Please take a moment to look at my website after reading this bio to learn more about what I offer.


My work with athletes centers around helping them perform their best at practice and competition. As a competitive athlete and strength coach, I understand how essential sport and exercise can be to us. When we’re not playing to our potential, we may notice that the other parts of our lives are also off center. My goal is to coach you through mental skills that compliment your physical training.


As an Air Force Veteran and wife of a Marine Corps Veteran, I understand the unique challenges we face in our military community. However, military members are not alone in being affected by trauma, and many times we don’t even realize how it changes us. Childhood abuse and neglect, sexual trauma, combat trauma are just a few examples of the types of trauma a person may experience. My goal is to help you overcome whatever challenge you find yourself facing and help you begin feeling more like yourself.

On sunny days, if you like, we can walk around outdoors and enjoy the weather while talking. For athletes, we might meet outdoors, at my athletic training facility, or at your training facility to conduct our sessions.