Therapist Profile

Name:
Stanley J. Tatkin, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location:
5012 Chesebro Road Ste 201 Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Phone:
(805) 300-3074
License Number
MFC29303
Practicing Since:
1989
Additional Licenses:
MFC 29303

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT®). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. In addition, Dr. Tatkin teaches and supervises first- through third-year family medicine residents at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA, and is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. He is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as a core member on Relationships First, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Books by Dr. Tatkin include Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships, published by Sounds True Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, published by New Harbinger. Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy, with coauthor Marion Solomon, available through W. W. Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology Series. Dr. Tatkin received his early training in developmental object relations (Masterson Institute), Gestalt, psychodrama, and family systems theory. In his private practice, he specialized for some time in treating adolescents and adults with personality disorders. More recently, his interests turned to psycho-neurobiological theories of human relationship, and to integrating principles of early mother-infant attachment with principles of adult romantic relationships. Dr. Tatkin was a primary inpatient group therapist at the John Bradshaw Center where, among other things, he taught mindfulness to patients and staff. He was trained in Vipassana meditation by Shinzen Young, PhD, and was an experienced facilitator in Vipassana. He was also trained by David Reynolds, PhD in two Japanese forms of psychotherapy, Morita and Naikan. Dr. Tatkin was clinical director of Charter Hospital’s intensive outpatient drug and alcohol program, and is a former president of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Ventura County chapter. He is a veteran member of Allan N. Schore’s study group. He also trained in the Adult Attachment Interview through Mary Main and Erik Hesse’s program out of UC Berkeley.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Couple Therapy, Individual Therapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy

Education

Degrees
Psy.D. - Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Couples
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Object Relations
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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