Tanya Walker, LMSW

tanya walkerTanya Walker, LMSW, is an integral part of the SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services team, bringing a wealth of passion for mental health and a diverse range of experiences to the organization. Committed to providing a holistic and client-centered approach, Tanya creates a space where individuals and families can embark on a journey of healing and personal development. 

Tanya’s academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Health Care Management from Park University in Parkville, MO. Delving deeper, she pursued a Master’s in Social Work, grounding herself in a holistic understanding of individuals and their well-being. Tanya was drawn to the mental health field by a genuine joy in working with people and helping them achieve their goals. She finds immense reward in contributing to positive life changes.

With a significant background in an in-home-based intensive program, Tanya works with people of all ages, with a particular focus on those aged 30 and above. Tanya addresses a variety of conditions in her practice, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Her go-to modalities are Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), tailored to create effective therapeutic interventions.

Tanya’s primary goal is to empower families to manage daily stresses, identify coping skills, and feel in control of their lives. What sets Tanya apart is her exceptional listening skills, non-judgmental approach, and genuine interest in getting to know her clients. She believes in creating an environment where clients guide their therapy sessions and finds immense joy in helping them identify and achieve their goals.

Tanya’s appointment hours are late evenings and early mornings during weekdays with weekend availability to accommodate diverse schedules.

Beyond her professional life, Tanya enjoys Latin dancing, spending quality time with friends and family, and engaging in self-improvement activities. As a hobby, Tanya is learning Spanish, reflecting her commitment to continual growth and connection.

 

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