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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
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 , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Phobias , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy
LPC #5628 (Expires: 2022-07-01)
I have already recommended Better Help and especially Dr. Harrell multiple times already.
Tanya is wonderful
A lovely lady, who will truly listen to you, and offer sincere help.
This service has been invaluable during Covid times. Thank you!
Dr. Harrell has always been so helpful. She has a compassionate heart for me and my concerns. She communicates regularly and in ways in which I request. I highly recommend her as a counselor.
Dr. Harell's a great listener and i love how she responds to me in such a timely matter. She helps me a lot more than she knows for sure would recommend her to anyone that needs an ear and some great homework too.
So far I am finding my sessions and worksheets from Dr. Harrell very helpful. Although I was nervous to begin with she has made me for more comfortable, I am looking forward to continuing my journey of healing with her.
Dr. Harrell is a fantastic counsellor. Really supportive and caring.has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. Highly recommended
Dr. Harrell exudes wisdom and confidence. She is an amazing listener and provides a lot of support and advice. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is needing a listening ear as she is someone who is very understanding.
As for so many others, my personal and work life were both severely impacted by the pandemic. The future was looking rather bleak and, perhaps worse, everyone around me seemed to agree that nothing was going to be getting any better. My Wednesday sessions with Dr. Harrell have been immensely valuable in all of this and I'm really not sure whether I'd have been able to get back on my feet without her support. To the best of my knowledge, she cannot fly or shoot laser beams from her eyeballs but if I did have the option of swapping Dr. Harrell for the Second Coming of Christ, I think I'd politely decline.
I am so happy to have met Dr. Harrell through this wonderful app. She is understanding, very intelligent, offers great advice and resources. I believe she is genuinely concerned for my well being and that working with her is improving my life.
Dr. Harrell is responsive and very well informed. I have had other therapists and she is by far the best. I am so happy with her expertise.
I met Dr. Harrell through BH in the toughest phase of my life with no hope and a bleak of light in my dark tunnel. She turned that 360 degrees around giving me more to think about and for. She keeps instilling strength in me and helps me reaffirm the positivity in myself. I am recovering better mentally and physically - I know its a tough road ahead and with Dr. Harrell beside me, I can drive through with confidence and help. Thank you Lord for BH and for BH to recommend Dr. Harrell.
She is excellent and provides a very healthy perspective and a superb listener. I’m so grateful to have Dr Harrell’s help in my journey :)
Dr. Harrell is a warm and empathetic counsellor. She will check in on you if she hasn’t heard from you in awhile, so you know that she cares deeply for your well-being. There is a sense of calmness in the way she approaches you, making it easy to open up and talk about things that are upsetting you. She is very lax in her approach, emphasizing the fact that it is up to YOU to come to her. Through the last 6 months, she has opened my eyes significantly on a lot of things that have been inside for quiet some time. Thank you Dr. Harrell, your help has meant the world to me :)
I am new to this as I work in the field of counseling. I appreciate this confidential platform and can see how professionals like myself, who are scared to admit they are struggling with their own life issues, that this can be a very valuable service. My only criticism is about cultural competency. I am used to clinicians now knowing about Indigenous issues because it is rarely addressed in the counselor training, but I am just pointing this out. I do have to say that because Tanya has experience with disabled persons, this has been very beneficial. I just need Tanya to push me. I can take it. I don't want my past or thoughts to rob me of the life I deserve.
Dr. Harrell was an excellent match for me as a therapist. She is genuine and warm when she listens. She always is sympathetic and helps me address my problems head on. She has really helped me through some hard times and am very grateful
Dr. Harrell gave me the support I needed while taking brave steps to advocate for my child while affirming my transformation as a person. She always had tools to get me to think through things from a new angle and good recommendations for books and podcasts that were on point as well.
I have participated in two sessions so far with Dr. Harrell. In our interactions, she has shown empathy and a real desire to dig into the topics that I choose to share. She offers practical advice within psychology frameworks and always touches base proactively between sessions. I look forward to exploring my mind with Dr. Harrell and write another review down the road.
Dr Harrell has been a wonderful counsellor so far. Supportive, encouraging and an excellent listener . Providing me with a safe space, to communicate things I have never had a chance to voice .
She has provided me with worksheets and tools to review what is important and given me great insight and useful tools on how I can move forward in my relationships with others.
I would wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to any body in need.
Dr Harrell’s been really patient with me and always prompts me with questions about how things are going. I’m taking a while to properly open up, but it’s nice to have a professional to talk about my problems to.
Dr. Harrell is just the type of help I need during the most difficult time in my life. She’s patient, she listens, she’s nonjudgmental, she never jumps to conclusions, she stretches me with the assignments she gives me, and she’s also very concerned for my well-being, which is expressed by her reaching out to me with encouraging support from time to time. I’m grateful for her expertise and will continue to rely on her support until I feel confident I’m able to manage through my challenges with confidence.
I am finding Dr. Harrell's counseling really helpful. She listens to my concerns and always replies with relevant advice and is able to identify the issues even when I feel my explanation are confusing or complicated. She is understanding, kind and never judgmental nor patronizing. I am very glad to have been matched up with her.
Dr. Tanya has been a huge help. She comes out as a warm, kind and an understanding person. Her approach to reach her clients with patience and prompt response is one of the key ingredients that makes her one of the best counsellor. She puts extra efforts into understanding her clients background, empathise with them and come up with the right questions to help her clients understand themselves better. I’m truly impressed by the hard work she did to help me. She took sessions at 5 AM in the morning as per my convenience without any complaints which shows how passionate she is when it comes to helping people. I highly recommend her to the people who’re dealing with issues related to self-image, bad relationships and emotional issues. Thank you Dr. Tanya. You helped me through my dark times.
Dr Harrell is a compassionate, patient, very wise therapist who has helped me immensely in finding my way back from trauma to tenacity! Back to the authentic me, whom I temporarily lost in a quagmire of hurt and depression. Once I saw the pathetic truth of who my attackers truly are, I chose not to be their victim and rise with the power Dr Harrell reminded me that I already possess. Thank you, Dr Tanya Harrell, for your kindness toward and confidence in me. You are very special in this world and "make a difference" in the lives of those you touch. God bless you and I pray much continued success in all of your future professional endeavors and personal pursuits. May you always be happy, happy! You're a gem.
Dr. Harrell is awesome. She guides and encourages me into thinking and expressing myself - something I have problems with. Additionally, she is understanding and nonjudgmental which allows me to express myself without any reservations. 10/10 would recommend Dr. Harrell
She helps me walk through what's on my mind. Which makes me realize what I'm really feeling. She listens and responds quickly. When I dont respond she checks on me.
Dr. Harrell is a great counsellor, she has helped me focus on a number of areas, with different methods of dealing with a number of frustrations, anger issues and self worth. I have chatted with Dr Harrell on a wide range of topics in my life and she has always provided a good ear, support and offering workable, valid solutions and suggestions for helping me get back on track. Highly recommend, thanks Dr Harrell!
Dr. Harrell has been a huge force for improvement in my life already. She is an amazing listener, and always offers wonderful insight into what I am experiencing. Would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Dr. Harrell has a very gentle approach to counseling and has given me space and time to gently work things through without being overwhelmed.
Dr. Harrell was there for me and helped me get to the issues of my problems and triggers. I am a much better person and feel like a new person. I am pursuing a dream that I never thought would be possible to achieve. Me and my wife are again on speaking terms with a small glimmer of hope. I honestly wouldn't be where I am now without her support.
In the short time that I've been under Dr. Harrell, I can say that she is very easy to talk to. I've already come away with a few wise words that I can tell myself whenever I need to.
Dr. Harrell is genuine and helped guide me towards finding the answers within myself. She has a very positive and encouraging tone that makes me feel okay about what I am going through.
Dr.Tanya is a gift sent to help humans on earth!
Dr. Harrell is truly a gift. She listens to what I say, and takes time to thoughtfully respond. She makes me feel heard and is helping me learn to love myself. I got overwhelmed during one of our chats and didn’t respond for a weekend. On Monday afternoon, she messaged me and asked how my weekend was and how I was doing. Not once did she ask why I never responded to her last message. She understood. I truly believe she cares about me, and that makes it so easy to talk to her. I can not explain my gratitude for Dr. Harrell.
I have only been speaking to Dr Harrell for a couple of weeks. She's changed my life in this short time. She's opened my mind to myself and up until this point I didn't realize how disregarding I was to myself. She's helped me to disassociate myself from my problems and is teaching me to tend to the little joys that I am now finding. I look forward to hearing from her and find it easy to discuss anything within the safety of my home. And I think that security also helps me to be honest. I'm so terribly grateful for her help and wish I had done this yrs ago.
Dr. Harrell has a caring nature, and is very professional. So far meetings with her have helped me immensely, as I feel she is definitely focused on how to help me, rather than seeing me as 'just another patient'. Although we only meet officially once a week, she keeps in contact with me throughout the week with worksheets and homework to keep me reminded of the contents of our last session. She replies my messages, and I feel I can reach out to her any time, not just during our scheduled sessions.
Dr. Harrell is an amazing counselor, very compassionate and empathetic, and I really appreciate her pieces of advice as well as her guidance. I would recommend her to anyone who’s going through a tough time in their lives.
Dr. Harrell's a lovely person. She's very supportive, and listens to my concerns. She's also easy to talk to, often checks up on me, and follows up on my progress. I'm grateful to her.
Dr. Harrell is a compassionate counselor that understands my main concerns and actively assists me in working through them. She is reliable, and always responds in a timely manner with thoughtful responses to my questions, concerns, and requests for advice. She has been the catalyst to finding the source of my disordered eating and champions me every day in getting better. Can’t recommend Dr. Harrell and BetterHelp enough!