Therapy & Counseling
Our Clientele Includes:
Being a teenager is perhaps one of the more difficult transitional times in our lives as the individual leaves childhood to enter the realm of adult functioning. The interim between emancipation and still needing emotional fulfillment can be trying for both parent and adolescent. It is a stressful time in life without the added burdens often facing teens when families are broken apart or faced with extraordinary challenges. Suffering grades, limited social involvement or distinct changes in behavior, often signal a need for additional support that a trained professional can offer.
Humans as relational beings thrive with emotional nurturing and support. We are also wounded through relationships and often unconsciously repeat behavioral patterns established long ago, resulting in overwhelming emotions, complications in our lives and feelings of helplessness to change those patterns. The psychotherapeutic relationship offers a supportive and safe environment that allows a person to learn about him/herself, develop more self-efficacy and higher self-esteem. Regardless of the issue, from relationship discord to trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction or lifelong emotional wounds; the psychotherapy Tarra offers can be an opportunity to reclaim one’s full potential, peace of mind and sense of wellbeing and harmony in life.
Counseling for Couples:
“Couples—regardless of their sexual orientation—often work through any unresolved emotional issues in the context of the relationship with their significant other. This usually occurs because our relational template is established during childhood, when our behaviors are molded and taught, and most anomalies and dysfunctional patterns will invariably show up when we form a significant bond with a partner. However, the good news is that your significant relationship is the best place to work through these emotional wounds and blind spots. Resolving conflicts deepens the intimacy and trust of one another as each heals and learns alternative ways of relating with others. Coping strategies and communication skills are just a few of the tools offered for alleviating overwhelming stressors that if not addressed could destroy the integrity of your relationship.”
Family Therapy for Family Relationship Issues
What is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT’s) are relationship experts, licensed by the State of California. The MFT professional must complete an extensive educational program with comprehensive training, a clinical practicum and then successfully pass two rigorous examinations to demonstrate professional competency.
As core mental health practitioners, MFT’s are trained and educated to diagnose and treat the mental disorders and emotional problems of individuals, couples and families.
“Somatic Psychotherapist” is simply another way of saying a Body-Mind Psychotherapist. “Soma” is a Greek word that means “body.” “Somatic” means “of the body.”
Psychotherapy until recently had been primarily focused on the mental or emotional conditions and functioning of an individual in relationship with self, another or others. However, to thoroughly address these issues, the body is an important and integral part of any treatment or therapeutic program. Research has now shown that our brains store both positive and negative emotional experiences in the portion that regulates our senses and organs. Thus, what the brain has stored in memory will be directly reflected in the area of the body that was impacted by that experience.
For example: think of how a lemon tastes. Chances are, your mouth will begin to fill with water automatically as your salivary glands respond to the memory of a lemon’s tartness. Once we have physically tasted the lemon, the experience registers in our brain and each time the recorded memory is triggered, the sensory response also occurs. Trauma, joy, grief, love and all the emotions and felt-sense awareness we are capable of experiencing are stored and accessed by the brain and the body simultaneously. As you can see now, just addressing one’s emotions and/or thoughts is truly not enough to completely heal from troubling or painful experiences we have encountered in the process of life itself.
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