Tara  Gilmaher
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Tara Gilmaher

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, CCHT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Nevada Accepting Online
Encino Atrium Waitlist In-person
Pasadena Accepting In-person
Updated November 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Artists' mental health
  • Communication issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Details:

All sessions currently via Telehealth. I am my office staff in private practice; Please text me on my office cell for all scheduling.

If you'd like to schedule, please visit my website's Contact page to fill out the brief questionnaire. The Contact form and my website may answer more common questions: PsycheSoulTending

I offer a consultation session to new patients; if you continue, it's billed as your 1st session. If you decide our conversation isn't helpful there's no charge. Consultations are a full session, 45 minutes.

My fee is $200-$300 per session, I have several slots for sliding scale patients, including graduate students, Therapist Interns, and public school teachers. They are all currently full.

While I don't accept any insurance, if you have a PPO plan my biller can provide superbills if you would like to submit invoices to fulfill your out of network deductible or seek reimbursement for your therapy. She currently charges $10, and she can either provide you with the superbill, or for some insurance plans, she's able to submit your superbill directly to your insurance.

Dream group, nonviolent compassionate communication practice groups, and poly group sessions are $150 per person, and meet for 2 hours. If you're interested, please email to be added to a list. Group times are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10 am to 12 noon.

Office hours, consultation, and single session Group Dream Work (3-5 hrs, 4 people minimum) by arrangement only.

Individual, Couples, Poly Relationship, and Parent-child Sessions are 45 or 90 minutes. Fees listed are for 45 minutes. Sessions start times (not all session times are open/ available):

Mon: 11:30 am to 6:10 pm

Wed: 9 am to 12 or 1 pm

Thur: 11:30 am to 6:10 pm

Sat: 9 am to 2:30 pm


Message to clients

I work with diverse outliers, by which I mean people who have complex identities who don't completely fit fully into any one of their heritages, communities, families, or within what is often defined as "normative" ranges of functioning. If this is you, you may want connection but have not felt understood by others, and you may feel different or unseen. I provide social justice oriented, sex positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally affirming psychotherapy; deep listening in a safe space to support your wellbeing, finding life purpose that energizes you, and to grow or heal fulfilling relationships. I discuss some principles that inform my approach to therapy work in this video on my YouTube channel: youtu.be/iL7IUGzgbGI?si=jUvD6t_N77qRPLtA

I specialize with creative and sensitive patients who identify as or who’ve experience(d) neurodivergence; childhood, complex, and attachment trauma; LGBTQIA; multi-racial; stroke survivors; alternative sexuality; and polyamorous. I’ve been leading groups since 2008 in NVC, Dreamwork, Meditation, and Women’s Processing.

My approach involves integrating different techniques that resonate in our work together; this may include Jungian and Relational perspectives, depth psychotherapy, somatic/ embodiment/ mind-body modalities, and subtle-body/energetic practices, dream/ numinous work, and transpersonal perspectives.


Specialties

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

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners

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+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Tara Gilmaher 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: $300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $300

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
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:30 am to 6:55 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 2 hr group work only. Please inquire about hours.
  • Thu 11:30 am to 6:55 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9 am to 3:30 pm (Group and 45 min. sessions available.)
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Nevada)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:30 am to 6:55 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 2 hr group work only. Please inquire about hours.
  • Thu 11:30 am to 6:55 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9 am to 3:30 pm (Group & 45 min sessions available).
  • Sun Closed

Pasadena practice
595 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite 205, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Office hours by pre-arrangement only.
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Office hours by pre-arrangement only.
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Office hours by pre-arrangement only.
  • Sun Closed

Encino Atrium practice
16530 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400, Encino, California 91436
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Office hours by pre-arrangement only.
  • Wed 2 hr group work only. Office hours by pre-arrangement only.
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Licensure

California: 121152

Nevada: 4012-R


Languages

English