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 with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction challenges, as well as those who might “have it together” but are seeking deeper insight, meaning, and growth.
Alexander believes in the power of imagination and the wisdom of our bodies to heal and grow. He incorporates storytelling, metaphor, play, and creativity into his work with clients, drawing from a mix of orientations:
Psychodynamic - our past experiences, and our adaptations to those experiences show up in our present day patterns. We can gain insight into these patterns, and ask “what now?”
Somatic - Our mind and body are not separate. Our body carries clues and gateways to unresolved traumas and patterns that may be stuck or frozen. It may be something that there are no words for. Our bodies have a natural healing intelligence that we can tap into to cultivate peace, resilience, and a deep sense of "okayness".
Systems Theory - Likewise, we are not separate from our family, social, societal, ecological environments.
Humanistic - You are innately good and wise.
Transpersonal - There is mystery in life. Sometimes, through special experiences like dreams, visions, meditations, synchronicities, we get a peek at the mystery. It is helpful to process and integrate these experiences.
Therapy is "work", yes, but it can be enjoyable, intellectually stimulating, vivifying, and can imbue these qualities into every other area of our lived experience.
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, synchronicity, and creativity and play 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.