About me...

"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.

Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness."

-Brené Brown 

 

Something that I have been known for is my courage to be vulnerable and authentic. I am always looking for ways to heal, grow and be a better person and this requires radical self acceptance.  I am not afraid to do the deep work to help myself and others on their healing journey. 

 

As I was on this healing journey and sharing my growth in public way via social media and my spiritual memoir, Came to Believe, that I self-published in 2017, I heard a call. First it was quiet, but then it started to rage inside of me to where it could no longer be denied. In order to be true to myself and this calling, I decided to go back to school and get my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I knew I wanted and needed to help others. 

Tara LaDue Therapy, a therpist in Pasadena, CA and Best Selling Author of Came to Believe.

I never saw myself going back to school, my old lack mentality and fear kept me from pursuing it. But in 2013 I dug deep into my healing journey to grow spiritually and mentally in ways that I never had before. I found wonderful spiritual leaders and teachers. I learned about self-care and made it a daily ritual. I read every self-help book I could get my hands on. I became a Certified Yoga and Meditation teacher. I was resilient and transformed. Playing small and telling myself that I wasn't worthy wasn't who I was anymore.

The last few years through the pandemic have tested me, pushed me and help me to grow. Through the work of my MFT program and since the death of George Floyd and the BLM movement, a fire ignited in me. I knew what type of therapist I needed to be and who I wanted to serve. I am an anti-racist. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am an ally. I am an advocate for diverse groups and communities. I may not get things right all the time, but I am willing to learn and do what I can to get better and to improve the social justice and tolerance movement. 

My area of focus are women, families and children who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, sexual abuse and chronic pain, disability and PTSD. I use Narrative Therapy where we will work together deconstructing a problematic story collected through the events of your life. Narrative Therapy will help re-author your story and practice externalization. Externalization which separates you from the problem, creates endless capabilities and empowerment for change. I also use EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which helps people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. 

 

I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your healing journey and therapy goals. 

Be Well!

Tara

Certifications:
Therapy Training:
Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University 


EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TFCBT
PCIT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy 


Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training: 
  Yoga Alliance at Awareness Center Yoga