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Therapist / Tara Chivukula, LCSW

Sex/Gender: Female

Pronouns: She/her


Languages: English

I am an LCSW and Certified Psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin, 

TX. I am an experienced clinician with many years of working in community mental health prior to entering psychoanalytic training. 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College (1999) 

  • Master of Science in Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work (2003)  

  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. (2009) 

  • Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. (2014)

  • Part I Trauma Treatment Training, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. 

  • Certified Imago Couples Therapist 

  • EMDR therapist

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York & Texas

I am a previous board member of Austin Psychoanalytic, a local Division 39 chapter of the APA. As a board member, I sat on the Education Committee and helped orchestrate programming and curriculum for the calendar year. 

I enjoy working with Dreams and have led Dreams workshops for clinicians at Austin Psychoanalytic. 

I am a Mentor to early career clinicians through the Austin Psychoanalytic Mentoring Program. 

Finally, I am a member of various professional organizations including:

  • Austin Psychoanalytic

  • Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc.

  • IARPP (International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy).

Languages: English


License State: Texas, New York

Practice Information:

Sliding scale / reduced fee accepted: Yes

Types of insurance accepted:

1500 West 38th Street, Suite 31, Austin , Tx, 78731, USA
Individual, Couples
Therapy Offered:
Counseling / Therapy
Types of Therapy
Attachment-based, Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Family/ Marital, Feminist, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational, Somatic, Trauma Focused
Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Infertility, Infidelity, Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues

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