As we transition through life and experience what this world has to offer, we start to realize that there is both good and bad, happiness and sadness, anxiety and joy.
Moments in our lives may require insights from others and help may be necessary. That is my goal here...to help in the best way I can. Throughout my professional counseling career, I have had the unique experiences of work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and difficulties. I have worked with and provided counseling to individuals who have experienced domestic violence, rape, and other forms of trauma. My experiences include work with adults and children. I have also worked as a counselor for homeless families and children. My work has taken me to an understanding of the human experience that is accepting and knowledgeable. My approach to counseling is typically centered on an existential and humanistic approach which encourages my clients to work toward their purpose. I also use the tenets associated with cognitive behavior therapy. I believe that each person with whom I work is working toward their own profound and essential purpose in this life and I want to help them realize their potential and strengths. I employ a compassionate and empathetic approach because I understand that the relationships between counselor and client is essential to the success of my clients. I want to understand the problem from the perspective of the client and in doing so, I can help each client a unique way.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LA LPC 5628
After trying therapy many times, this is the first time that I'm sure it's working. I don't know what I would do without her help. She's very professional, caring, and compassionate. 10/10 recommended.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Thank you very much, Dr. Harrell for modeling how to be a great listener, especially when I’m feeling vulnerable. I feel safe talking with you.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 4 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Dr Harrell is wonderful!
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
The best! I am great full for her expertise. She has provided me with excellent tools. Sensitive and intelligent.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
She is very helpful to my needs
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management
I have been with Dr. Harrell for a few years now and she is amazing. She is so compassionate, insightful, and encouraging. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy!
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Tanya for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes