Tara Makhani (she/her)


Hi everyone, my name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California

About My Clients

Seeking therapy can be a big step for many people. It can be hard to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, understood by, and who you feel is benefiting you in your journey to growth or change. I understand this process and the anxieties around it and would like to help make your transition to therapy an informative and smooth one. Whether it be relationships, anxiety, life transitions, or more, I am here to help you navigate, process, and find a better way of being.

My Background and Approach

I received my Bachelors degree from UC Irvine in Psychology and Social Behavior and my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from USC. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to work with people of diverse backgrounds, in various capacities, with many different problems. The majority of my time has been spent working in a college campus, private practice, residential treatment center for teens, and more unconventionally, at matchmaking companies and dating apps. In private practice, the kind of clients who typically come to see me are those struggling with romantic or other relationships, working through anxiety, going through a life transition, a college or graduate student, or someone working within the entertainment industry. Whether it be one of those concerns or something different, I prioritize finding a good therapist and client fit. If thats me, I look forward to hearing your story and working with you to get closer to your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

It is my belief that people come to therapy not only to seek answers, but to seek understanding. We all want to be heard and understood and I believe creating a space that provides that, free of judgment, sets us up to be able to move forward from things we have otherwise been stuck in. I acknowledge that you are the expert of your life and nobody knows what's better for you, than you. My goal is to show up authentically and utilize my experience to help you work through some of your concerns and develop better outcomes.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $130 - 180/session

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