I am an energetic, driven, and effective mental health professional with a passion in trauma informed care. I have a Master's degree (MA) in counseling and 7 years experience providing therapy. I enjoy helping my clients learn strategies to manage everyday challenges and a broad array of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, etc. I am also trained to treated trauma using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My approach to counseling begins with compassion, empathy, and acceptance. I generally work from the framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I love this framework because it has been highly researched and recognized as an evidenced based practice to treat an array of symptoms. My overall goal is being your therapist is to walk with you providing support as you journey to reach your desired personal goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NH LCMHC 2658
NC LCMHC 11965
MD LCPC LC12819
This therapist has worked hard to make sure I feel accepted and like our sessions are a safe space. She has great trauma skills and allows me to express myself as well as provides me with healthy ways to cope.
It’s taken awhile to find someone that fits but I’m grateful for Ms. Tenikka. Hang in there if you’re looking, the right fit will come.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Tenikka for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Tenikka is an amazing therapist. She is kind, attentive and easy to talk too!
Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Tenikka for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Tenikka is excellent at explaining new concepts, listening, and offering helpful solutions.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Tenikka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Tenikka does a great job making me feel comfortable and listens to me.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Tenikka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
You’re great! In the little time we spent I do think you helped me thank you!!
Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Tenikka for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I love that she repeats back to me what I’m saying. My thoughts are often jumbled, but she tells me what she hears and that lets me know my point is coming across.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Tenikka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem