Tara  Celentano
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Tara Celentano


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Master of Arts, MA
Colorado Accepting Online
Boulder Accepting In-person
Updated July 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Identity development

Professional statement

Tara Celentano is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor located in Boulder, CO. Tara specializes in helping individuals, couples and families grow and heal their relationships, stemming first from the relationship they have with themselves. With warmth, curiosity, and plenty of space, she supports clients as they process through their fear, pain, and struggles, which can include trauma, grief, relational conflict, and major transitions. Many of Tara’s clients are part of the LGBTQ and immigrant communities and seek therapy as a way of making sense of their identities and the obstacles they face as they move through the world. She strives to be culture and identity affirming,

Tara takes an experiential approach to therapy and is client-centered and collaborative. With attention, she moves with clients as they learn their unique mind-body connection and how to leverage this connection to better understand themselves and their world. Clients learn how to identify their emotions and how to take a curious stance in understanding the origins and implications of those emotions. Tara also engages with clients in mindfulness exercises that can be useful for grounding or self-exploration. Many of Tara’s practice philosophies stem from Buddhism, including an understanding of the role of joy, freedom, and peace, and she reflects and emphasizes those moments of celebration.

Tara earned a Master’s degree from Naropa University. Her goal is to empower clients to set boundaries with themselves and others, to increase their sense of connection and community, and to be introspective about their emotions as a way of making more sense of the world. She welcomes clients of all backgrounds, identities, and situations, and is an empathetic and kind listener.

Message to clients

At this time in our lives especially, it can be helpful to have a space where you can be free to be yourself, where you don't have to wear a mask or feel judged and instead can feel heard, cared for and - at times - compassionately challenged. I offer a warm and gentle space for you to explore yourself, within the context of our therapeutic relationship, to depths that may feel difficult to face on your own. The insights that arise in those moments might surprise you.

I incorporate joy and play into my practice. My hope for you is that you walk away feeling connected, seen, and more compassionate with yourself, and that this feeling extends into your relationships outside the therapy room. From this place, my intentions is that you feel the inspiration to make desired changes and to celebrate those changes with others.


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Tara Celentano 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: $120 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9 am - 5 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sun Closed

Boulder practice
2133 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9 am - 7 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 1 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 7 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Private Practice, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, 2022 - Present
Denver Family Institute, Intern Therapist , 2021 - Present

Naropa University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology, 2022


Colorado: LPCC.0019571