Pamela Tanis

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location Served: Morgan Hill

Accepting New Clients: No

Accepts Insurance: No

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I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California, with over 10 years of experience working as a residential counselor, case manager, and therapist. I have experience working in varied settings including group homes, crisis residential, custody, elementary and high school, and private practice. I have worked with teenagers in a drug/alcohol group home, worked with teens in a private practice setting and school counseling. Since 2012, I have been working with adults who have severe mental illness, co-occurring disorders, parenting issues, and addiction providing a mix of case management and supportive and reality therapy. I have worked with individuals who experience anxiety, social anxiety, teen concerns, depression, severe mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, mild developmental disorders), self-harming behavior, relationship issues, ADHD, adjustment issues, and trauma.


My counseling style is warm, open, supportive, and meeting the client where they are at to then reach the goals they have in therapy. I like to use different therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution focused, reality, and psychodynamic. I like to know how my client feels most comfortable expressing themselves, whether it be through art expression, verbally, visually, or other means.


Education

  • 2019 Licensed by State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences

  • 2016 Western Seminary, Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy, and Certificate in Addiction Studies

  • 2008 Olivet Nazarene University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

It takes courage to make positive life changes, and while they may not be easy, they can change the quality of life! I am here as a support and confidant to empower you to make those positive changes. I look forward to meeting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Boundaries

  • Coping with life changes

  • Teen issues

  • Dual diagnosis

  • Self-Harming

  • Family Conflict


Clinical Approaches


  • Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy


Office Hours


  • Available for sessions online or by phone only Mon-Wed. 4:30pm-7:30pm and Thurs-Fri 5pm-7pm. 


Insurance


  • I accept out of network and private pay only. I do not accept insurance at this time, but can provide a superbill that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.


Languages


  • English