Tara Fields, Ph.D is a licensed marriage and family therapist (lic. MU20809) based in Marin County California. Her 28+ year practice focuses on couple and family relationships.
A psychotherapist, author and speaker, Dr. Fields integrates family systems, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and attachment theory in her clinical practice, working with individuals, couples and families.
Fields is author of The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now (HarperCollins) and has been featured in Redbook, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, Brides, Real Simple.Com, Rewire Me, Huffington Post, San Francisco, Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Marin Independent Journal and Seattle Times.
Fields has been a keynote speaker, workshop leader and panel moderator for such organizations as the Commonwealth Club of California, Canyon Ranch, Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Convention, American Women in Radio and Television and College of Marin.
Her national network television appearances include Dr. Oz, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, CNN, HLN, Braxton Family Values, Intervention, Hoarders and WeTV’s Fix My Family, which she hosted.
Fields hosted a weekly segment on KRON 4 TV’s Saturday Daybreak news program in San Francisco for over a decade. She hosted and provided expert perspective for several live television specials for KRON and for San Francisco’s ABC affiliate, KGO-TV, including KGO’s The ABC’s of AIDS, a one-hour live news program focused on parents and kids.
She was host of the Dr. Tara Show, a three-hour daily call-in advice radio program broadcast on CBS and KIRO FM.
Dr. Tara Fields received her early training in family therapy from Virginia Satir, Carl Whitaker, MD and Salvador Manuchin, MD. She studied diagnosis and treatment of narcissistic and borderline personality disorders with Marion Solomon, Ph.D.
She has 15 years of Mindfulness Meditation training and practice with Jack Kornfield Ph.D, Sylvia Bornstein, Rick Hansen, and other renowned teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, studying Vipassana meditation and mindfulness-based techniques since 1998.
Tara trained and received a certification in Psychodrama from the Los Angeles Psychodrama Institute, where she studied and then directed with Lewis Yablonsky, Ph.D and Michael Solomon Ph.D. She completed advanced training in Gottman couples method.
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Marin County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.