Tamala Poljak

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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Tamala Poljak, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Angeles
(323) 892-8715 Website

Tamala Poljak

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT


Location

1555 Sunset Blvd
Suite C
Los Angeles, California 90026
(323) 892-8715

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People seek therapy for so many reasons, but mostly we all want to feel loved, safe and understood. We want to feel a sense purpose and feel good enough as we are, and yet so many of us struggle to feel these ways. Sometimes our lives look very different than we imagined and we need help making sense out of things. We might be feeling disconnected or numb, uncertain or alone. We might be questioning the direction we are heading and need to find some clarity or hope. Self compassion and radical self-acceptance are cornerstones of my work. I'd like to explore these concepts with you and witness your beautiful humanity.

I enjoy working with individuals and couples whom embody a strong curiosity & commitment to learning how to heal their hearts, minds and spirits and to feel genuine connection to themselves and others. I specialize in LGBTQIA+ specific affirmative psychotherapy. I am certified in modalities related to addiction, trauma, EMDR and mindfulness-based practices.

I believe we heal in relationship with others, including our unique and sacred relationship with our therapist. I aim to provide a safe, connected space for people to find meaning, value, and purpose in their lives. My approach is non-judgmental, direct and empathetic. Collaboratively we will find solutions and invite and hold space for all our big feelings.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License and State: 112551 California
  • Supervisor: Paul Kindman
  • Supervisor License: 96984 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Antioch University Addiction Studies / Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: Trauma Recovery / EMDR Humanitarian Assistance
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Tamala Poljak's Groups

LGBTQ+ Trauma Process Group

In this group we learn to be and heal in relationship with others. We learn to share about our emotional experience and our feelings within and toward one another. We learn how to see and hear others as well as how to feel seen and heard ourselves. We do this in collaboration with one another in a safe and intentional shared space and with presence and guidance from me. For more info: Kindman.co/lgbtqgroup

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LGBTQ+ Trauma Process group

In this group we learn to be and heal in relationship with others. We learn to share about our emotional experience and our feelings within and toward one another. We learn how to see and hear others, as well as how to feel seen and heard ourselves. We do this in collaboration with one another in a safe and intentional shared space and with presence and guidance from me. For more info: Kindman.co/lgbtqgroup

More about this group

Location

1555 Sunset Blvd
Suite C
Los Angeles, California 90026
(323) 892-8715

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Grief and loss, identity confusion, soul searching
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Questioning sexuality and/or gender
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EFT Couples Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Process-oriented Group Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019
Tamala Poljak, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Los Angeles

Tamala Poljak

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT