He/Him/HisMaster of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Alexander Tarrant, M.A., AMFT#131910 is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Topanga Canyon, CA, serving adults and adolescents wanting to work through depression, anxiety, trauma and complex trauma, and those who simply wish to gain deeper insight into their lived experience. He comes from a background in the arts, and that informs a creative, non-judgmental style of working.
Some guiding principles of his work:
- We become who we are via relationships, and the primary mechanism of change in psychotherapy is the therapist-client relationship.
- Our past affects our present.
- Mind and body are not separate.
- We are not separate from our environment.
- The moment we live in is rich with challenge and opportunity. We can build capacity to meet it all.
- With proper support, we can all flourish.
Alexander is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered approach to resolving symptoms of trauma. Symptoms may be present from a singular event, or series of experiences in your past, or it may be something mysterious that you don't have words for. It can all be worked with, from wherever you are, at your own pace.
Alexander is open to all faiths, orientations, expressions, spectrums, shapes, sizes, and abilities. All are welcome.
Alexander is proud to work under the supervision of Terry Marks-Tarlow (PSY8853), a well-regarded clinical psychologist, writer, and lecturer on topics such as intuition and creativity in psychotherapy.
Sessions are available in-person in beautiful Topanga Canyon (near Los Angeles), or via phone and video chat to anyone in California.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Alexander Tarrant is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Years of Experience: 3 years
Antioch University Los Angeles, Master's in Clinical Psychology, 2021
Supervisor: Terry Marks-Tarlow (Psychologist PSY#8853)