Tara LaDue

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Tara LaDue

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Mary Melissa Springstead Cahill #47113,Psy ed. MA
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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: Telehealth or Face to Face
$150 a session
*limited sliding scale available
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability

Offices

Pasadena, California 91101

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My Approach to Helping

"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.
Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness."
-Brené Brown

Something that I have been known for is my courage to be vulnerable & authentic. I am always looking for ways to heal, grow & be a better person This requires radical self acceptance. I am not afraid to do the deep work to help myself and others on their healing journey. Something that I have been known for is my courage to be vulnerable & authentic. I am always looking for ways to heal, grow & be a better person. This requires radical self acceptance. I am not afraid to do the deep work to help myself and others on their healing journey.

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community has encouraged my passion with helping this community. I also enjoy working with BIPOC. Through the work of my MFT program and witnessing all the hate towards marginalized communities, a fire ignited in me. I knew what type of therapist I needed to be and who I wanted to serve. I am an anti-racist. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I am an ally. I am an advocate for diverse groups and communities. I may not get things right all the time, but I am willing to learn and do what I can to get better and improve the social justice and tolerance movement. I take a client centered approach and building trust with clients is one of the most important tasks. I use EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Art and Play Therapy and Mindfulness and Meditation in sessions. Sometimes just talking helps too! I would love to work with you!

My area of focus is women, families, and children who experience anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, sexual abuse and chronic pain, disability, and PTSD. I take a client centered approach and building trust with clients is one of the most important tasks. I use Narrative Therapy where we will work together to deconstruct a problematic story collected through the events of your life. Narrative Therapy will help you re-author your story and practice externalization. I also use EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, which helps people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. With children and teens, I love art and play therapy which helps them to express their emotions in healthy and productive ways. I teach tools to help adolescents with anxiety and depression.

What I look forward to the most about our time together is helping you to create a plan for peace, healing, self-love, acceptance and overcoming obstacles you might be experiencing.  I create a safe and accepting space for clients to feel heard and validated.  I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your healing journey and therapy goals. 

A little about me: I love long walks on the beach ( seriously) looking for shells and any other ocean treasures. Nature is my place, and this is where I do my best thinking. I enjoy painting rocks for The Kindness Rocks Projects. I also paint shells. My Shih Tzu is 16 years and he is the best! I am active in the Alanon 12 Step Programs. I do offer a few sliding scale options, please contact me for more information.

Be Well!
Tara

More Info About My Practice

Anchor Children and Family Therapy, Inc is located in Pasadena. We have two children play rooms and one art room, along with adult, couple and family rooms. I enjoy doing Art Therapy with both children and adults. Working with children is also one of my area of focus. I look forward to meeting you!

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am trained in EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

https:www.emdria.orgabout-emdr-therapyexperiencing-emdr-therapy

My Role as a Therapist

My first role and goal as a therapist is to build a therapeutic alliance with my clients. This means trust! This can take a few sessions and is very important before a therapist can truly work with a client. I am an accepting therapist and work very hard to educate myself on diverse communities, cultures and intersectionality. This is very important to me. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally competent. I am always looking to grow and learn about all communities.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQIA+
    Children
    Teens
    Women
    BIPOC

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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