I graduated Pace University with my Master's Degree as Licensed Mental health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. I do not believe in a One Size Fits All approach to therapy as each individual has specific treatment needs as each person's experiences and emotional impact from those experiences are unique to that individual. This is why my theoretical approach is Humanistic and Client Centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Adler and Gestalt . I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, history of trauma, and identity development.
I believe in the importance of collaboration so forging a Therapeutic Alliance is important, it allows for trust and deeper therapeutic work to occur which will allow the individual to reach their goals effectively. This allows the individual to see. feel and understand that as a therapist my values and morals are not important, the ONLY thing that is of importance is what is impacting You as an Individual from fulfilling the goals, changes that is important to you. I will help and teach you how to celebrate the milestones as well as the slip ups. We all can learn from a slip up after all it is not how you fall, but how you get back up!! My Goal as a therapist is to help you reach a point of strength, empowerment, self-love, self-forgiveness, love whom you are , develop coping skills, acceptance in a safe and nurturing environment, and never need Me again!
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment ,Self-hate, Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame ,Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative, Gestalt, Adler
Years of Experience: 7
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #011897 (Expires: 2024-10-31)
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its only been a week and i feel a lot better. Getting better is the goal and Tantenisha James is the way to go.
Tantenisha listens without judgement, provides sound advice and teaches you the tools you need to help better yourself. I am extremely grateful for her as a human being and her genuine empathy and good heart, without all the nonsense!
I love Tantenisha,and how kind she is when it comes to responding,she always checks in with me.She taught me a lot of skills to manage my mental health.Each time I talk to her it feels like I am talking to a best friend. She is very open minded as well.She is literally the best therapist I've met in my life
I love working with Tantenisha! She’s very animated and funny while being very knowledgeable and serious. Talking to her is like talking to that fun auntie you can trust. Highly recommend her!
Tantenisha is helping me to use new tools, knows exactly what I need, listens and understands my point of view. She is always available and responds quickly. I love that she checks in with me at the beginning of the week.
Absolutely enjoyed speaking with her. A real gem of a person. Completely genuine.
She was really easy to talk to and very caring! Never opened up as much with any other therapist before.
I would like to thank you T, very helpful person, she helped me to stay better and she did it. I'm feel good now thank to her, we was a good team, I recommend her.
Everyone deserve to stay good, and with people like T, you can do it.
She is amazing!
T is amazing. She is mature and based on her expertise and life experience she is able to respond and read what is between the lines. It's enormously helpful to have someone like her especially when it is difficult to ascertain feelings or to fully articulate a situation.
So far after 2 sessions I have been made to feel comfortable and am confident that T will be able to help me over time.
Working with Tantenisha is like having an aunt that really understands me to the core. It was so beautiful how much I felt held and safe in her presence and in her support.
Tantenisha has been really great to talk with! I feel like she really understands and sees me. She is able to see my perspective and helps me to improve my communication and understanding of different aspects of the situations I struggle with.
Tantenisha creates a comfortable atmosphere where it’s easy to let go and be able to work yourself without fear of judgement.
T is professional but approachable. I appreciate that she quickly grasps the lay of the land and the heart of the matter. She meets you where you are and tailors her expertise to what you need.
She has been really great and I feel comfortable talking to her
Tantenisha, or T. as she requested to be called, is a super fun person to work with. Her approach and response to listening lifts the weight of my stressor and helps me refrained how I navigate difficult situations. I feel so validated by T., and I have a lot of fun in our sessions which is SO necessary for me
Tantenisha is a knowledgeable and supportive therapist. It is good to have her.
An open, positive and supportive therapist. Sees from multiple perspectives and always quick to respond and work through things. Highly recommend
She just been the best therapist I have every had. She was able to pick up on things I didn't even communicate with her. She has helped find coping skills to help me get through my life and has challenged me. I have already recommended her to other family and friends.