Tara Haelle has been a reporter and photographer for twenty years, covering everything from vaccine safety to veterans issues to bodybuilding in over a dozen publications. A world traveler, she has backpacked or independently traveled through more than 40 countries and tries to bring the global perspectives she's gained from her travels into her writing.
Tara taught high school for six years and continues to work with adolescents, informing her interest in teen health issues. Becoming a mom herself refocused her health interests specifically on prenatal care, pediatrics, nutrition and obesity issues. Tara has both her undergraduate degree and her MA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. As senior editor for 1-800-Therapist, she leads a team of reporters in covering mental and behavioral health conditions.