Tamala Poljak (they/them)

Masters of Clinical Psychology
Accepting Clients

I am here to help you make sense of things. None of us are meant to do this alone.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

People seek therapy for so many reasons, but mostly we all want to feel loved, safe and understood. We want to feel a sense purpose and feel good enough as we are, and yet so many of us struggle to feel these ways. Sometimes our lives look very different than we imagined and we need help making sense out of things. We might be feeling disconnected or numb, uncertain or alone. We might be questioning the direction we are heading and need to find some clarity or hope.

My Background and Approach

I enjoy working with individuals and couples whom embody a strong curiosity & commitment to learning how to heal their hearts, minds and spirits and to feel genuine connection to themselves and others. I am psychodynamically trained and I specialize in LGBTQIA+ specific affirmative psychotherapy. I am certified in modalities related to addiction, trauma, EMDR and mindfulness-based practices. Mindful awareness and radical self-acceptance are cornerstones in both my own life and my work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we heal in relationship with others, including our unique and sacred relationship with our therapist. I am committed to helping my clients feel less alone and to finding clarity, hope and greater personal agency. I believe wholeheartedly in everyone’s capacity to love, heal and thrive - yes, even you. I aim to provide a safe and connected space for my clients to explore what gives their lives meaning, value, and purpose, including if you don’t quite know! My approach is warm, direct, non-judgmental, and empathetic. I invite all big feelings, rigorous curiosity, self-compassion, and risk-taking. I am equally interested in what causes you pain as I am in what makes you laugh. Your strengths and abilities to feel and heal hold the same weight as your beautiful darkness, fears, and confusion.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $185 - 225/session

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