Last edited 02/05/2024

Tara Renae McKinney LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Tara McKinney Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I've always been interested in people. When I go on trips I'm fascinated by watching people interact with others and the world around them, by other cultures, and by the people I meet. I've always been interested in what other people think, how they feel, and how they live their lives. I've learned there is no such thing as "normal", that "perfect" is boring, and that everyone is interesting and unique. It's an honor to help others find their own beauty and strength in the process of healing.









spiritual without religious affiliation


Abuse/Survivors of abuse


Veterans' issues

Women's issues

Alcohol addiction & abuse

General Expertise


Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Anger management


Women's issues

In-Network Insurance


Blue Shield of California



First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Psychodynamic Therapy


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 44562


Argosy University, Associate of Applied Arts, Counseling Psychology, 2004

Army Substance Abuse Advance Clinical Supervisor Training Understanding Depression and Bipolar Disorders Understanding Personality Disorders Addiction Intervention Training-ARISE Method Invitational Intervention ARISE Method Anxiety Disorders; symptoms, causes & treatments Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for Brief Therapy Personality Disorders in Social Work & Health Care Prolonged Exposure Therapy 12 Step Facilitation Managed Care for the 21st Century Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Treatment for Addicted Patients with Pain Relapse prevention, Terry Gorski Bio-psycho-social Model of Addiction Pharmacology of Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Work History

I've worked in the public and private mental health and substance abuse care setting for the majority of my career providing therapy to clients with a variety of substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. Through the almost 20 years I have spent providing therapy, I have found that many human beings believe they are deeply flawed and want to do better for themselves and the people they care about, but do not know how. We, as human beings, have been raised by other flawed human beings, and we get stuck. We overly focus on our human failings and we get trapped in self-blame, shame, and negative thinking that exhausts our bodies, our minds, and our hearts. Over 25% of American Children experience at least 1 traumatic event by the age of 16; many experience multiple traumas that interfere with the ability to think clearly because of their physiological reaction to stress. This is a negative cycle that impacts many areas of life and can be changed with a better understanding of our once helpful beliefs, physiological reactions, and re-learning to trust ourselves, the world, and others step by step through healing old wounds.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Tara McKinney, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Tara McKinney, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Tara McKinney accepting new clients?

Yes, Tara McKinney is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Tara McKinney accept insurance?

Yes, Tara McKinney accepts insurance, including Aetna, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser.

What types of therapy does Tara McKinney offer?

Tara McKinney offers therapy for individuals.

Does Tara McKinney offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Tara McKinney for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Tara McKinney offer online therapy?

Yes, Tara McKinney offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Tara McKinney?

Tara McKinney typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Tara McKinney speak?

Tara McKinney conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Tara McKinney online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tara McKinney online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.