Tara Sindler, MFT, SEP, CADC-II is committed to collaborating with her clients so that they may develop a “life worth living” that is unique to them and their path. By using a variety of modalities but more importantly by bringing personal experience and wisdom of what is needed to recover from complex trauma and emotional dysregulation, she understands the challenges but also the joys of learning how to be compassionately skillful with self and others. Tara specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, single event trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance and process addictions, sense of self issues, and personal growth.
Tara Sindler began her career in residential treatment centers addressing co-occurring disorders in 2008. Over the years, she has continued to explore her passion in how to support clients in learning how to enhance their emotional regulation and stress reduction capacity, as well as increase problem solving abilities. Tara also provides trauma renegotiation and re-patterning through a wide range of models to address and update adaptive strategies clients develop to survive the best they can with the skills they currently have.
Bringing a deep, personal appreciation of the therapeutic process, Tara integrates and applies mind/body interventions such as mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Resiliency Model, Trauma Informed Yoga and Trauma Release Exercises for trauma renegotiation and stress reduction; along with Attachment Focused EMDR and other clinical interventions based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory to address developmental and relational trauma. Tara is also informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mentalization, and Motivational Interviewing to support clients in moving through patterns of behavior that get in the way of them living a life that has meaning for them.
Currently, Tara provides services in private practice and at a premier dual diagnosis outpatient program in Santa Monica, California. Her services include individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling as well psycho-educational groups, including a weekly DBT group, to develop skills for emotion and nervous system regulation.