Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely you are going through something really challenging and I am proud of you for taking the brave step of seeking help. When looking for a therapist, it's important to find one whose style and experience feels right for you. The relationship and comfort level between the client and therapist can make or break your therapy experience. I want this to be a comforting and safe space for you to share your feelings. I would like to share a little about myself to help you decide if I might be a good match for you.
My name is Tianna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree in Human Development/Family Studies and Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2009. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including: home-based, schools, youth shelters, residential programs, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals of all ages and a wide array of challenges. Some of these challenges include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, substance abuse, divorce, parenting struggles and crisis stabilization. Growing up in an impoverished area of northern Indiana, I experienced or witnessed many of these issues first hand, which helps me have a greater sense of understanding and empathy for my clients and this is also what lead me down my career path.
My style is warm, compassionate and nonjudgmental but I am also honest and direct with my clients. I believe my clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Using strength-based and solution focused approaches, I hope to draw out a deeper understanding of the challenges my clients face while guiding them to find the solutions by building on the skills, knowledge and abilities they often don't know they have. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist clients in learning how their thoughts influence their feelings and behaviors often keeping them from achieving the progress they hope for. I also believe in the benefits of mindfulness and breathing exercises to help with regulating emotions. I value the feedback from my clients and encourage them to let me know if something we are doing is not working for them.
On a personal level, I have taken several years off to stay home with my twins and also raise my teenage niece. We have moved frequently due to my husband's career who also works in mental health. In addition to Indiana we have lived in Texas and now Tennessee where I enjoy outdoor adventures, yoga and interior design in my free time. We also have a cat and a dog who keep us very busy!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #7246 (Expires: 2022-08-31)
LCSW #34006307A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
She is the best
I have been working with Tianna for a couple of months now and she has helped me more tremendously. She actively listens and gives good advice. She isn't just going to fluff things up and tell you what you want to hear and I really appreciate that. She has been so encouraging and is constantly reminding me of who I am and empowering me to be better. She is wise and has helped me to think through my decisions and has been a safe place for me to process. I have seen many counselors in my life and she is by far the best in my opinion. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Tianna is amazing, very empathetic and listens well. She is also very good at challenging my thought processes and introducing new ways to view the situation.
I’ve been working with Tianna for close to 9 months now and my life is better for it. I look forward to therapy and I never thought I would feel like that.