Tyana Tavakol


Tyana Tavakol


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: PhD, LMFT
Primary Credential: AMFT - 134156
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage.

$130 per individual session
$150 per couple's and family sessions
Free Initial Phone Consultation


Beverly Hills, California 90211

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My Approach to Helping

As a BIPOC therapist (second-generation Iranian immigrant, first-generation American), I know what it's like to not fit in and be othered. The question “where are you from” is frustrating to hear, especially when you wish you had a clear answer for yourself as well. There aren't too many spaces that allow us to explore the intersectionality of all of our identities, which leaves us with a lot of questions about where we belong. This confusion shows up in our relationships with friends or partners, family members, and within ourselves. On top of that, the struggles of daily stress, sadness, loneliness, and relationship problems all pile up and make it feel impossible to dig ourselves out of.

We all deserve to know and love ourselves for all of who we are. We all deserve to feel peace in our lives. I believe in expanding access to BIPOC mental health across the community and first-generation and second-generation immigrants. In our time together, we will explore what it means to be you and how to get you to a place where you can feel good in your life, about yourself, and your relationship.

As a trauma specialist, I integrate body-focused, behavioral, and cognitive techniques to explore and heal your mind and body. I describe my approach as "kindly direct" where we will hold space and compassion for your struggles while challenging the patterns that have been keeping you stuck. The goal is to give you confidence and control over your own life through insights and coping skills and guide you to stepping into your authentic self.

My Role as a Therapist

In our time together, my approach is a combination of collaborative and kindly challenging.

Together we define goals for our sessions based on the unique person you are and what you are bringing in. I provide guiding questions and reflections on your journey as you begin to build your insights. We experiment with different interventions and coping skills to see what fits you instead of prescribing a one size fits all solution to what you bring in.

My style is not to sit back and solely provide reflections. Instead, partner with you on kindly challenging patterns you want to change but continue to show up, including times when you want to avoid the emotion but we know the best thing is to sit with it. The challenges are paced based on where we are in our client-therapist alliance and your comfort level.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

My approach is to begin with a relational focus, which means helping you feel comfortable before we dive into the more stressful and triggering parts of what you are bringing in. The reason for this is if you?re not getting along with your therapist or trusting them, especially at the start, when we say jump off a cliff and do this scary thing which we think will help, you will validly say absolutely not. I work collaboratively with you to build a warm, compassionate, and safe place for you to explore the most surface level and deeply painful parts of yourself.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with people within and outside this population but the list below shows my different specializations:

    1. BIPOC Community - I am a second generation Iranian immigrant and first generation immigrant so I love to support my BIPOC and Middle Eastern community

    2. Childhood Trauma, Complex Childhood Trauma, Intergenerational trauma - I work with people who want to heal from long-term trauma. My holistic approach involves a mix of cognitive, behavioral, and somatic body-based techniques

    3. Tech Industry Professionals - As a past tech industry professional, I have insight into the burnout and work stress from this work, along with the tools to increase your boundaries, communication skills, and burnout management

    4. Couples Therapy and Relationship Counseling - I work with couples to help increase their conflict resolution and communication skills along with their friendship and intimacy using the Gottman Method

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Love
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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