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A Journey Begins

With a Single Step

Dr. Tara Whiteman-Fager, DC

My Heartfelt Mission

My aspiration is to help my clients reclaim or restore themselves.  As I see it, today’s lifestyle continuously challenges our ability to establish and maintain balance. 


With practical self application tools and by addressing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual systems, I coach the client to create balance in their life.  


First, we take a look at their “big picture plan”.  Then together, we break it down into more manageable steps, using tools learned along the way. 


My skillset allows me to help the client identify the changes that are necessary to create a life that nourishes them and when applicable, how to work past the challenges or oppositions they may encounter.  

I live by, “if we KNOW differently, then we may DO differently.” This has helped me overcome adversity in all areas of my life for the totality of my life thus far. My mission is to use the knowledge that I have gained in formal education as well as through the trials and tribulations of life, and put it to service.  In short, I aim to assist people to LEARN and KNOW so that they may DO.

Warmly, Tara

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A Do With, Not For Approach

My coaching approach is based on “a do with, not for” mentality.I take the time with each client to build the proper rapport that is needed to maximize our sessions together.  I use metaphors, analogies, anecdotal stories, visuals, creativity, nature and a down to earth sense of humor, combined with my background in the sciences, to lead. This helps me to guide my clients as far as they wish to go on their own trip of self-discovery, understanding, acceptance, and ultimately love- which often times leads to a place not of perfection but of peace.


I do not subscribe to a timeline, and I do not ask that of my clients. Be it THINKING, FEELING, or LOOKING differently at themselves and the world around them or be it contemplating their connection to Universe, there is no predetermined timeframe in my coaching program.  

It all depends on where the client wants “be”!


  • Certified Life Coach – Integrative Wellness Academy

  • Acupuncture Certified – National University of Health Sciences 100 hours

  • Doctor of Chiropractic –Northeast College of Health Sciences             

    • Clinical focus – prenatal, postnatal, pediatric, & female care

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, magna cum laude –  The College of Saint Rose

  • Co-Owner & VP of Operations at Hands On Family Health, P.C.



Relevant Experience

  • BlueJean Painting Club – Established 2016

    • Art as therapy for the mind, body and soul for children and adults

    • Building self-esteem through expressive painting in group or private settings

    • Group and 1:1 lessons (rehabilitative homes, nursing homes, special education programs, fundraisers, paint parties just for fun, etc.)

  • Founder and Teacher for Chickadee Garden, a Waldorf Inspired early childhood homeschool group

  • Volunteer for Suicide Prevention

  • Co-Founder of The MomMark Project – Established 2021

    • Taking small steps and making big impacts in supporting single parents

    • The MomMark Project toy drive 

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