Tara Daniels, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Oakland, California, 94609

Tara Daniels, LMFT

Tara Daniels, LMFT
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Tara Daniels, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 45596
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
2929 Summit Street
Suite 208
Oakland, California 94609
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free initial consultation. Fees are $100-$160.

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We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you.

Email or Call Tara Daniels, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 45596

More Info About My Practice

I believe change is a holistic process incorporating both mind and body. Mindfulness is important in my life and I bring that into my sessions with my clients. I want to teach people how to pause, reflect, and experience thoughts, images, sensations, and emotions. We move way too fast at times and find ourselves dysregulated and/or participating in maladaptive behaviors. By being grounded and clear, I lend clients my nervous system in session to help them feel safe. I am not perfect and am not afraid to own up to my mistakes. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can help repair old attachment wounds and so I work relationally with my clients.

My therapeutic style is warm and genuine. I use somatic psychotherapy, CBT, and DBT in my work. Through these approaches, I assist with gaining control over emotions and triggers as well as looking at your thoughts.

I have a variety of life and professional experiences and trainings that give me extra insight and understanding. Those issues include women of color, body image, life transitions, grief and loss, systematic oppression, low self-esteem, mixed-race relationships, and sex & love addiction.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I have had many careers in my life: teacher, librarian, software developer, manager. Through these careers, I learned that I love working with people and meeting their needs. However, they weren't soul nourishing enough for me. I am a psychotherapist because "I've been there." I've dealt with suffering and survived. As a survivor, I want to help people love life and engage fully. To see people connecting with their true selves gives me great joy. I am merely a guide in this process. You are doing the actual work and I am honored to be a witness.

My Therapy Focus

Self-love is very important to me. Through loving oneself we can truly share our love with others. We can get caught up in our own projections not enjoying life, damaging relationships. We are sometimes taught very early on that we need to be a certain way, especially in our appearance. We think that there is an ideal that needs to be met to be accepted. This does not need to be the case. We can learn to love our bodies and still experience the fullness of life. I use the approaches from Connie Sobczak's Body Positive training to foster body acceptance and self-love. The energy spent on hating ourselves and changing our bodies can be spent on loving ourselves and self-acceptance. If change is what you want, I help you to do so out of love and not hate. I work with depression, anxiety, and inner critic voices that come up when trying to navigate the path to self-love. We are all beautiful and I want to help clients see their beauty. I want to help you feel good about being you.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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