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Tara Steinke

Tara Steinke


4 years of experience

Hello, I'm Tara... I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with an emphasis on trauma studies. I'm a member of AASECT with the goal of becoming an AASECT certified sex therapist in the near future. I love working with clients who are struggling with career and life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management and relationship concerns. Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked for years in the entertainment industry with various film, TV and music artists. I love to work with creative types and understand the challenges many face working in that industry. I'm also a 500-hour RYT certified yoga and meditation teacher. I like to incorporate somatic and mindfulness exercises into my work with individuals and groups. I also have a background working as a sexual assault advocate and bring a strong passion and skill set for working with individuals with sexual trauma histories. I'm based in Los Angeles. When I'm not working, I can be found with my Chihuahua (Homer), hiking, reading, watching film & TV and working on creative writing projects.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I am a collaborative therapist who works with clients in a directive, calm and empathetic manner. I help clients to explore how their symptoms or "problem(s)" are impacting their overall wellness as well as understanding what strengths and resources a client has going into therapy. The goal of therapy is to break down those problematic narratives while helping clients to access or connect with their own internal resilience. I take a bio-psycho-social approach in which I focus on how the mind-body is connected to client's experiences and will offer somatic interventions as part of the therapy. I also work with clients to explore their values and goals and how their behavioral choices can move them closer to a life of meaning and purpose.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I welcome a collaborative process with clients and tend to use a mix of Narrative/Relational / Attachment &EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)/CBT (Cognitive Behavioral)/ ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) & Mindfulness and sex positive approaches to working with clients.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Sex Therapy Intimacy and Relationship Issues Trauma and PTSD Women's Issues Life Transitions Grief & Loss Entertainment Industry (Creative/Artists) Coping Skills

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