I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Florida. I have nine years of experience counseling clients with various mental illnesses, some of which are persistent and severe. I have worked with clients with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia as well as those with panic disorder, trauma, and other mental illnesses. I have certifications in grief and trauma work. I am a blind therapist and I find clients respond positively to not being judged on their physical appearance. My philosophy is client-centered and my style is warm and engaging. Using cognitive reframing, I challenge clients’ perceptions and interpretations when appropriate. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and I am passionate that emotional healing and mental stability can be achieved when the therapist and client work together with a common goal in mind, focusing on what the client wants to accomplish in therapy. I look forward to working with you in your journey to establish optimum mental health.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Visually Impaired
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
FL LCSW SW12430
I have been with Better Help and Tanya for almost a full year. I have seen more support and personal growth with her than any in person therapy session. Tanya has helped me to work through my past traumas and provided me with skills I can use on a daily basis. She is an excellent therapist and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help sorting through trauma. I would also highly recommend Better Help for anyone who is looking for mental health support.
Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Tanya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Excellent and life-changing experience with Tanya!
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tanya is thoughtful and caring. She has a lot of tools that I’m able to use with her and take with me to use after our sessions. I have found tremendous rewards in my self development from working with her
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
She helped me surpass a very traumatic period. Thank you Tanya
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks
Very happy with her so far, even during challenging and emotional sessions.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues
Tanya listens and emphasizes in a way that helps me express and move through my very difficult and numerous trauma experiences at my own pace and in my own way. She respects my challenge in discussing these events and yet manages to bring me around to insights that are helping me move past some of these events, over time. It's a long process but I'm grateful for Tanya's commitment to me as a client in need of consistency and connection. I know that if I continue my work with her, I will continue to improve my coping skills and tools for managing my mental illness and future story. I'm very blessed to have Tanya in my life.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Tanya for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management