Hello, I'mTara!
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #131042  under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Springstead, LMFT #47113 at Anchor Children & Family Counseling, Inc in Pasadena, CA. I have my Master's Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from Alliant University, California School of Professional Psychology. 
 
My speciality is helping women, children and families. I utilize Narrative Family Therapy, Play Therapy and EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. 

I am trained in Young & Healthy's art based mindfulness program for school aged children and utilize meditation and art therapy in sessions with adults and children. I am also a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher. 

I am LGBTQIA+ and Social Justice allied. I am a culturally competent therapist. I am always open to learning to best serve and align with all communities. 

Couples and Family Therapist