Alexander  Tarrant

Alexander Tarrant

He/Him/His

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Topanga Accepting In-person
Updated July 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Trauma
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

The primary mechanism of change in psychotherapy is therapeutic relationship that we enter into. If you resonate with anything I have shared here, that begins with you contacting me for a free phone call or first session.

Most clients choose to have recurring appointments of once or twice per week.

Before and after sessions, clients may enjoy the "treehouse" cafe that sits below my office, or the hiking trails across the road that lead into the Santa Monica Mountains.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Alexander Tarrant is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Topanga practice
1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite #E, 2nd Floor above Cafe 27, Topanga, California 90290
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years


Antioch University Los Angeles, Master's in Clinical Psychology, 2021


Licensure

California: 131910

Supervisor: Terry Marks-Tarlow (Psychologist PSY#8853)


Languages

English