Dr Tani Khara (She/Her)

 therapist: Dr Tani Khara,
In-Person in Sydney, NSW 2000
Online in Australia
As the research director and a mental health coach at Sentient Professional Wellbeing, I work with both individuals and across organisations. I specialise in, and am passionate about, supporting individuals working in the animal welfare and broader ethical sectors to overcome professional challenges. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue, grief and/or loss, I am here for you.

Client Focus

Session Format: Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Buddhist, Hindu, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Sikh, Women clients.
Languages: English, Hindi and conversational Punjabi

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: I specialise in, and am passionate about, supporting individuals working in the animal welfare and broader ethical sectors to overcome professional challenges. I tailor my approach to meet your individual and personal needs and goals, while seeking to understand the cultural, spiritual and historical tapestry of your life.

Education & Credentials

Dr Tani Khara
  • Female
  • Practicing Since 2014
Education: Bachelor of Communications - University of South Australia, Australia Masters of Marketing - UNSW, Australia Masters of Research (Business Administration) - Curtin University, Australia PhD in Sustainability - UTS, Australia


  • Average Session Fee $120
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • My fee is set at an affordable rate and I am able to provide concession on a case-by-case basis.
  • Out of Network

Dr Tani Khara Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Available Online for residents of Australia
  • Online Therapy Details: Online sessions are run via Google Meet
Dr Tani Khara Practice Description
As a practitioner I use therapeutic frameworks such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-based approaches. Grief and loss are at the core of my practice – whether you are mourning the death of a loved one or the end of an important relationship, struggling with the loss of precious animal connections, or facing major life transitions. I also draw on over ten years of experience working in leadership roles and providing coaching and mentoring to students and working professionals and am deeply aware of the intersection of personal life challenges and workplace wellbeing. I am dedicated to working with organisations to provide wellbeing workshops and training for those engaged in the noble causes of animal care, social justice, and environmentalism. With my background as an academic researcher at University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), I have published on psychosocial issues surrounding compassion and interspecies interactions. My most recent research was in collaboration with an animal rights NGO, which aims at ending the dog and cat meat trade in certain Asian regions. This included researching the psychological impact on individuals involved in this trade, and highlighting how witnessing or participating in animal-directed violence greatly affects human beings too. The results from this study contributed to a collective movement that led to some significant changes at the UN level. Read more: https://profiles.uts.edu.au/Tani.Khara/publications I hold a special affinity for serving multicultural clients and speak fluent English and Hindi, along with conversational Punjabi.

Practice Overview

185 Elizabeth Street
Available both in-person and online
10 Years Experience
Group, Individual

Office Hours

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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