Tana is a Psychotherapist who has been working in the adolescent treatment industry since 2004 in a variety of settings including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, transitional boarding schools, intensive outpatient therapy, and private practice. Her years working as a field instructor in a wilderness therapy program introduced Tana to many experiences that she incorporates into therapy. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Outdoor Recreation. She received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2013.
Tana’s experiences including working with youth and their families struggling with substance use, oppositional defiance, trauma, sexual abuse and sexual dependency, and processing dependencies. Her years working with adolescents in the wilderness as a field instructor have allowed her to learn and train under many different therapists which have allowed her to develop a strength and style of individualized therapy for all her clients. Tana utilizes an eclectic model in her therapy sessions and seeks to work with her clients in ways that make sense to them. Tana enjoys more experiential methods of treatment and will typically be found using art, music, creating, and play as a tool in her therapy sessions.
Tana has a deep love and passion for the outdoors and the power of the wilderness in accompanying healing. Tana views herself as the resident geek and finds as much enjoyment in reading as she does in spending time with her husband, son, and dog outside in the beautiful Southern Utah desert.