Tara Sharifan, PsyD (she/her)
Psychologist & Clinical Director
Dr. Tara Sharifan (she/her/hers) loves incorporating the science and art of psychology to help others heal. As such, she constantly seeks new information in the field of mental health and implements evidence- based interventions while individualizing her care to meet each client’s unique style and needs. She enjoys working with young adults, teens, and children as well as supporting parents navigate challenges in the art of raising humans. Tara brings her inherent nature of nonjudgment, acceptance, compassion, and hope to each therapy session.
Tara’s training and experiences have primarily focused on working with gender-diverse individuals, youth who have various medical conditions or medically unexplained physical symptoms, anxiety disorders, and young children with behavioral difficulties. Her therapy approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and yoga-informed therapy. Within that framework, she emphasizes a collaborative approach with the goal of empowering individuals and families.
Tara received her doctorate from Pacific University and completed training at Primary Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, and Randall Children’s Hospital. Outside of her clinical practice, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.