We Are Currently Accepting New Clients in The State of Illinois.
Hello and welcome! I applaud you for taking the first step to better understanding yourself and your situation. You’re already making great strides to becoming your best self! My name is Tanaii (Tuh-ny) and I understand how intimidating seeking professional help can be. That is why my approach to therapy is that of collaboration, authenticity, compassion, empathy and being non-judgmental. I believe it is important to meet the client where they are so feel free to leave your mask at the door. Your true, genuine self is always welcomed! Therapy is not a “one shoe fits all” so we will work together to create a personalized treatment that allows you to thrive in all aspects of your life.
My unique background as a Social Worker and a Health and Wellness Coach has allowed me to work with individuals from all walks of life dealing with a wide range of concerns such as abuse, addiction, self-care, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, anxiety, self and body image, relational difficulties, self-confidence, trauma, crisis, behavior changes, and depression. I utilize a variety of modalities and theoretical frameworks in my work to support you with accomplishing your goals such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, problem-solving therapy, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), psychodynamic therapy, and narrative therapy. You may have gotten used to living with your problems and perhaps even befriending the things that torment you but just know you don’t have to. You have a whole life to live and so much to give without your problems being at the forefront of everything you do.
My specialty and passion are relationships whether that be romantic, family, friends, or simply learning how to communicate in general with other people. Regarding working with couples, I implement the Gottman Method to assist couples with reconnecting, managing conflicts, understanding and recovering from addiction, as well as healing and growing from trauma and affairs. Our work together will include increasing intimacy, respect, and affection between you and your partner; breaking down barriers that cause stagnation; learning to communicate with respect and dignity; building on closeness and friendship behaviors; and creating a life of shared meaning together. Everything we do in this world involves interacting with people on some level. It is my goal that you will feel more confident in your own abilities to effectively communicate and connect with others.
I look forward to empowering you and giving you the respect you deserve so that you may become your own hero. Too often we rely on others for our happiness but you are, and have always been, the expert of your own life and story. As you embark on this journey, we will uncover your inner strength and help you become the best version of yourself so you are able to Heal, Rise, and Soar!
Who I Serve:
Areas of Specialties:
Self and Body Image
Health and Wellness
Couples and Addiction
Affairs and Trauma in couples
Licensed Social Worker
Couples and Addiction Recovery
Treating Affairs and Trauma
Gottman Method Couples Therapy 1 & 2 (Level 3 pending)
Master of Social Work, University of Missouri – Columbia
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Missouri – Columbia