I am TJ Gorman and I have been working as a therapist since 2001. However, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I began working in inpatient mental health as an intake worker and then worked with the homeless providing case management and outreach. I started my counseling profession in the field of substance abuse and gambling. After completing my masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University in 2007, I continued to enhance my therapy skills and furthered my knowledge in trauma. While at a large non-profit, I provided assessment, individual and group therapy. I served on several committees and helped implement changes to our organization and completed the Change Leader Academy through the NIATx program. This helped our agency better serve clients by mainstreaming paperwork, improving access to services and building retention. I also served as a clinical supervisor while at this agency. I have presented locally and regionally on trauma and addictions and as a parent of both biological and adoptive kids, I understand the unique challenges that can come with family disruptions. I currently hold licenses and certifications in mental health, gambling and substance use disorders.
My theory of change focuses on better understanding how our childhood shapes who we are so we can become who we want to be. Helping persons heal these past trauma's or hurts, helps support long term success and a renewed sense of purpose. Sometimes the coping skills we use to help us become disruptive and damaging. Learning how to be at peace with our emotions, setting boundaries, and identifying healthier coping skills we can live the life we really want and deserve.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401222261
IA LMHC 001234
NE LIMHP 1360
TJ is a great listener and I felt so comfortable talking with her. She’s very good at explaining and sharing her knowledge which has helped me be a better version of myself.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I really like working with TJ, I feel like I process things with her throughout the week and by the time we have our video meeting, it is a very productive time. I am very much benefiting from working with TJ.
Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Tj (Tanya) is being very helpful and nice to me. It has been only a few weeks since i started therapy with her but I have had chance my mindset, I feel better being me , I'm anxiety free I love it
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coaching
TJ is amazing she gets me and is very knowledgeable the area that I need help in and she takes me seriously.
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
TJ doesn't rush me and she lets me go off on tangents so I can purge the things that need purging. She's kind and professional.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
TJ is the best. Plain and simple. No other words needed.
Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with TJ (Tanya) for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes