Stronger Connections. 
Healthier Relationships. 

Helping you enhance your most important relationships–with yourself and those you care about most–is the focus of my practice. My approach is informed by evidence-based research in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), brain research in Compassion Focused Therapy, and the versatile tradition of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

EFT recognizes that people are inherently social and that we are physiologically inclined to create and maintain strong emotional ties with our partners and loved ones. Compassion research recognizes we have tricky brains, and that repetitive cycles of shame and self-criticism can become blocks to the closeness we seek with those we care about most. Together, these therapeutic approaches bring about new understandings and ways of experiencing belonging and love, including for ourselves.

While earning my doctorate in clinical psychology, I was fortunate to study with the talented psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and clinical nurse specialists at the New Mexico Department of Health and UNM Family Medicine. My clinical training also included working collaboratively with diverse professionals at an inpatient trauma treatment center, providing psychotherapy, and facilitating therapeutic groups.

My clinical interests include best practices for trauma treatment and how developing compassion contributes to healthy relationships.



  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Unresolved Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Bulimia and Negative Body Image
  • Shame and Unworthiness
  • Life Transitions


Tahlia Rainbolt Ph.D.
1012 Marquez Pl #211, Santa Fe, NM 87505