Tara Bates

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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(253) 242-8531 x1

Tara Bates

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

She/Her/Hers


Location

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4411 Point Fosdick Drive
Suite 307
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 242-8531 x1

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Tara Bates is not currently accepting new clients.
At times, we may find ourselves stuck in painful experiences that we've tried to push away or do our very best to ignore. That 'stuckness' can leave us feeling defeated as those painful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors stubbornly hang around or ricochet back, knocking the wind out of us. If this resonates with you, it’s okay to ask for help and support. Therapy can offer opportunities for new insights and healing. Movement towards and (re)discovery of the things you care about is possible and you don't have to do it alone.
I have my WA State license in Marriage and Family Therapy and I work with people to identify and build on their natural resilience and supports for the purpose of moving towards the life that they want. This may look like learning and practicing interpersonal effectiveness strategies, mindfulness-based approaches and distress tolerance techniques.
My therapeutic practice is collaborative, wherein I offer my insights and teach skills with your goals and your voice directing our process. To see if we might be a good fit to work with each other: please feel free to reach out to me by email or phone for a free, no obligation 20-minute phone screening.
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“Hi, I'm Tara! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in WA State. I enjoy working with youth and adults. Take care and talk soon!”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $145 - $195
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health | FCH
  • Premera
  • Regence
  • TriCare Select (Certified OON)
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Please verify your coverage prior to your first visit. I am not credentialed with Medicaid (Apple Health) or Medicare plans.
Email me or call (253) 242-8531 x1 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: Washington / LF60442328
  • School: Pacific Lutheran University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
EMDR Trained

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Member Since: 2021
  • Membership: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy / 131648
  • Member Since: 2015

Location

4411 Point Fosdick Drive
Suite 307
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 242-8531 x1
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 27 Nov 2021
Tara Bates, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor
Tara Bates

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT