Embrace the Present and Enjoy (the) “Now”Feeling anxious and powerless about the future since the November 8 election? Join the club.There has never been a better time to role up our sleeves and empower ourselves by working on what we do have control of and what is truly important…our relationships.Working on a relationship is . […]
About Tara Fields Ph.D., M.F.T.
Tara Fields, Ph.D is a licensed marriage and family therapist 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 forthcoming HarperCollins book The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now, publishing August 2015. Local and national publications include Redbook, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, San Francisco, Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Marin Independent Journal and Seattle Times.
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Entries by Tara Fields Ph.D., M.F.T.
November 8, 2016Feeling anxious and powerless? You are not alone. Anxiety and feelings of powerlessness are at an all time high. To assuage those feelings it helps to take charge of the things you can control. If you are in a power struggle with your partner you have the power to end it today.Here’s how…. Imagine a tug […]
Tara Fields, Ph.D., LMFT was recently quoted in this Redbook Magazine article. “It goes way beyond the “do you want to have kids?” conversation…though that’s in here, too.” Read the full article as it appeared in Redbook Magazine.
How To Ease A Conflict Loop In Your RelationshipConflict and Protections in ChildhoodOne thing we learn in childhood is how to create ways to feel safe and protect ourselves. As children, we are living in the land of giants and even if we have loving parents, there is still the occasion where a parent is towering over […]
Tara Fields was recently quoted in STYLECASTER. Read the original article here. Ending any relationship is hard, but add to that the complicating factor of living together, and you get a seriously thorny breakup situation. I speak from experience. When my ex and I called it quits, we fought about stuff we’d never argued about […]
Tara Fields was recently quoted in STYLECASTER. Read the original article here. Few topics in life get awkward faster than money. (Except maybe talking about sex with your parents or explaining why you’re a die-hard Democrat to your 90-year-old grandmother.) People can be famously neurotic about money, whether they have a ton of it or […]
If you’ve been hiding something from your spouse and you’re worried it’s hurting your relationship, this expert advice will help you come clean.Tara Fields was recently quoted in Cosmopolitan magazine. Read the original article here. Every husband and wife keeps secrets — they could be as minor as what your singing voice really sounds like, or […]
No Trust – No Relationship.Ripping down trust may take only a few minutes, but it takes a long time to rebuild it. We talked about transparency in Part 1 of this two part series, but let’s go a bit deeper into what it really means. Exhibiting total transparency in an effort to rebuild trust in […]
Part 1 of a Two Part Series on Rebuilding The Relationship After an Affair of the Heart or Sexual AffairThe revelation of an affair of the heart (where a partner fell in love and/or had a deep emotional involvement) or a sexual affair is devastating but it doesn’t have to end a committed relationship. In […]
In The Love Fix, I talk a lot about expectations. Timing is everything. Before you even start dating, think about who you want as your life partner. Sit with yourself. What are your deal-breakers? Then, how do you envision a relationship? Are you looking out for the red flags?A psychiatrist wrote a book for therapists […]