About My Clients
My approach to therapy is warm, interactive and direct. My clients develop a more compassionate understanding of who they are as human beings. My clients are people who want to learn to change what isn't working in their lives, their relationships, and within themselves. My clients are looking to heal old wounds, and change the things holding them back in their life. They are looking to strengthen their resiliency, grow deeper self knowledge, self mastery,, and stop neglecting themselves.
My Background and Approach
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF60164316) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Child, Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. I have worked in private practice doing therapy since 2009, and worked in agency, school and home based settings before that. I have received advanced training in couples therapy and sex therapy and family systems. I am now only taking individual clients, but all my training and experience means I can explore any kind of relationship you might need to understand at a deeper level. My website has more info about my practice and approach, www.lisatarrach.com
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I specialize in issues pertaining to identity, sexuality and the relationships in our lives. I believe we have the right to make choices about our own bodies and the relationships that we choose. Having a place to talk through your thoughts about your sense of self, your relationships and how you want to live your life can be life saving and life changing. Society has a strong influence on us and how we live our lives, and truly being ourselves can be scary if it's not the 'norm'. But what gets me up in the morning is seeking my truth and living my life fully, connecting to those I love and being in my body with joyful presence. And I want to know who you are, and what would make life worth living for you! We are all on this journey together, no matter how separate we may feel or it may seem. I combine Mindfulness based discussion into the therapeutic work. I practice Vipassana meditation and have learned the importance of bringing mindful presence and intention to our daily choices.