I help high achievers overcome the negative effects of perfectionism so they can be successful and happy.

Your perfectionism and your drive to succeed made you successful. 

And now it’s the reason why you’re stuck or spinning in place. Over time, perfectionism negatively affects your health, your stress, your emotions, and your relationships.

I’m Tara Cousineau.

I’m a classic high-achiever just like you until I understood that it led to self-sabotage and high levels of stress. I’m a Harvard Medical School trained clinical psychologist, former researcher, and a recovering perfectionist. While my striving for success helped me achieve my goals, it also landed me in the perfectionism trap and became my biggest obstacle.  

My approach to healing the negative effects of perfectionism draws from neuroscience, positive psychology, mind/body and energy medicine, mindful self-compassion, as well as from over two decades of working with high achievers, changemakers, business professionals, and entrepreneurs.

I work with high achieving professionals and sensitive strivers who desire to be successful and impactful in the world and are ready to give up the negative effects of perfectionism.

Clients include:

  • Academics in Demanding Careers
  • Business Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Leaders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Scientists

Here’s the paradox about perfectionism … 

At first, perfectionism helps you be successful, but then it becomes your biggest limitation. 

It’s not your fault that you have it, and now it’s time to overcome its negative effects so you can be successful AND happy. 

Because you deserve to be both.

Perhaps one of the biggest costs of perfectionism is that it’s hard to be happy when you believe there is always room for improvement.

The way to overcome the negative effects of perfectionism is a simple change in the algorithms in your nervous system that create your negative self-talk—turning you into your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy.

I can help you to do exactly that, and the result will be success, with less stress, and a happily balanced life.

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