Tanya is an Advanced Practice Social Worker in the field of mental and behavioral health. Before joining Jewish Family Services Mental Health and Counseling Clinic, Tanya provided evidenced-based home visiting services to children and families at Children’s Hospital for over five years; with a focus on healthy parent-child relationships, healthy child development, as well as mental health and well-being of parents and their children. At JFS, Tanya provides psychotherapy to individuals across lifespans, however, primarily works with children and adolescents in an outpatient and school-based community setting. Tanya practices with compassion and from a strengths-based approach, upholding the belief that each individual is the expert of their own life. Tanya uses child-led expressive therapy, mindfulness and relaxation, as well as behavioral, cognitive and support counseling to assist individuals in their healing.

Tanya offers a safe space for healing; and building and rebuilding awareness of personal strengths.

Education and Specialties

  • Master of Social Work, MSW – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Bachelors of Social Work, BSW – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Trauma Informed Care Certification – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Youth Oriented Substance Use and Trauma Counseling II – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Childhood trauma
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Postpartum Depression
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions

Areas of Specialty

  • Trauma Counseling Certified – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Child and Adolescent Substance Misuse
  • Expressive Modalities (Art, Play, & Music)
  • Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Support Counseling
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