Pamela Tanis


About Me

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. My experience with teenagers has been in drug/alcohol group homes, school counseling, and private practice setting. I find it refreshing to work with teenagers as they are developing their own identity and working through challenges. I enjoy working with teens and meeting them where they are, to achieve the goals they have in therapy. I enjoy working within a teen's family, however I believe it is important to remember that the teen is my primary client. I have supported teens and their families through a variety of issues including abuse, adjustments, addiction, self-harming behavior, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, mental illness, interpersonal relationships, family relationships, divorce, academic stressors, peer pressure, and trauma.

I like to integrate different therapy and treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, reality therapy, meditation and mindfulness, expressive arts, attachment, and Solution-Focused therapy. 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 know how my client feels most comfortable expressing themselves, whether it be through art expression, verbally, visually, or other means.

My Educational Credentials include:
-Western Seminary, Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy, and Certificate in Addiction Studies
-Licensed by State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences
-Olivet Nazarene University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #115144 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by J.U. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I look forward to my video calls with Pamela. She helps me feel heard and that my feelings are valid.

Written by V.E. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Pamela for 2 weeks

Pamela is great! She listens, communicates well and has your best interest in mind