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Tara Lally, Ph.D.

  • Adjunct

Department: Professional Counseling

Office: Graduate Center/MPCC

Phone: 732-571-3448


Dr. Lally works at her private practice in West Long Branch and serves as the psychologist for a residential community program for adolescents involved in the Juvenile Justice Commission.  Dr. Lally is both a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor (LPC), as well as an approved clinical supervisor (ACS). Her clinical experience is varied (community mental health clinics, in-home counseling, patient-centered medical homes, partial hospitalization programs, private practice) with the largest investment in correctional healthcare. For the past 10+ years, Dr. Lally has served as a clinician and supervisor in State prisons treating adolescents and adults.


Ph.D., Temple University

M.A., Monmouth University

B.A., West Chester University

Research Interests

At-risk adolescents, the interface of risk, resiliency and recidivism for released offenders, and the impact of familial incarceration upon problem behavior across generations.

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association


Recently Taught Classes

2021 Summer E

2021 Spring

  • Professional Counseling Practicum – PC 595

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Professional Counseling Practicum (PC 595)
  • Psychopathology (PC 512)