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Cathy Tanner, LPC, LPC-MHSP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello! I'm glad that you are here. The following is a little about me and my counseling practice. I have been in private practice since 2009. I enjoy helping clients with a range of issues such as: anxiety, self-sabotage, family dynamics, relationships, depression, intrusive thoughts, negative thought patterns, motivation, "why am I here and what is all this for?!" a.k.a. existential crisis, narcissistic abuse recovery, self-esteem and self-worth. It is always my goal to provide clients with a judgment-free space to express themselves and I work with clients to enhance self-acceptance and self-esteem. I also encourage and teach mindfulness and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches.

You will hear from me often! I stay in frequent contact with my clients between sessions via worksheets and messages and you can message me anytime. I recommend books and podcasts and send positive affirmations throughout the week.

I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation and have been a counselor since 2003. Please note that I see only clients who reside and are physically in the state of Tennessee.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out any time!

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TN LPC LPC0000002380



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cathy Tanner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cathy is an excellent therapist. She is professional and encouraging. She helps me make sense of what’s happening in my mind.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

very comfortable to talk to - listens and ask really good engaging questions. she makes me feel heard

Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

She is very helpful and mindful. I hope I keep her as my therapist for a long time!

Written on Oct 07, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Cathy is an exceptional therapist. I feel incredibly comfortable speaking to her about all my concerns. Cathy provides her insights but also allows me space to talk through the issue. She is readily available outside our weekly sessions and responds in a timely manner.

Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Cathy is a wonderful therapist. She listens to me and guides me towards the place I desire to be while challenging me to think about the goals. She responds quickly and gives me things to think about and/or worksheets to help me with my journey. I feel truly supported.

Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

As someone who is new to therapy she quickly made me feel at ease and easy to open up. She’s shared lots of helpful things to reflect on/to try. Very available.

Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Cathy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd