Tara Makhani, LMFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem


Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem



Age Group Focus

Adolescents, Adults

Treatment Approaches

Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gestalt, Integrative, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy


Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Introversion, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sports Performance, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues

About Tara Makhani

My name is Tara and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and the University of Southern California (USC) for my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Over the last four years, I have worked as a therapist in a college setting, residential treatment center for teenagers, and private practice. More unconventionally, I have worked at a matchmaking company and dating app as well.
Romantic relationships and the anxieties that individuals encounter throughout their dating lives, are something that I am passionate about. I have found that my training and experience has allowed me an informed perspective on what the average individual encounters on a regular basis and the skills to work effectively with them to accomplish their goals. Some of the other issues I work with are related, but not limited to, interpersonal conflict or problems, anxiety, self esteem, healthy boundaries, communication, transitional periods of life, or even support during the pandemic. Some populations who choose to work with me as well include college or grad students, professionals, creative individuals, or those who are experiencing some sort of block or hurdle.
Whatever it may be that brings you here, I am appreciative of the opportunity to work beside you to achieve the goals and life you want.

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