I’m Tara McKernan, M.Ed, LCPC-c, counselor for Mount Desert Elementary School.  I have been in the education field for 17 years.  The first 15 years I was a special education teacher.  After getting my Master’s degree in clinical counseling I switched to my current job as a school based mental health therapist.  In addition to my work at MDES I have a small private practice in Hull’s Cove.

When not working I love to spend time with my husband Mike and son Liam.  Reading, running, yoga, camping, skiing and hiking are my go-to activities.  If I could I would also see live music every weekend of the year.  There are always goals to strive for!