The first Shrink4Men was published by Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD on January 12, 2009. Dr. Palmatier began Shrink4Men because she recognized that men who are in abusive relationships in which the perpetrator is a woman do not have the same support resources as their female counterparts.
Dr. Tara holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and an MSc in Counseling Psychology. She has over 24 years of experience delivering direct services to diverse populations in a variety of settings.
Dr. Tara currently publishes the Shrink4Men website, blog, and forum. She specializes in helping men who are trying to end relationships or seeking coping strategies for dealing with their abusive wives, girlfriends or exes, many of whom have been diagnosed with a personality disorder or whom they suspect have personality disorders or traits.