Tantenisha James

LMHC

About Me

I graduated Pace University with my Master's Degree as Licensed Mental health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. I do not believe in a One Size Fits All approach to therapy as each individual has specific treatment needs as each person's experiences and emotional impact from those experiences are unique to that individual. This is why my theoretical approach is Humanistic and Client Centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Adler and Gestalt . I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, history of trauma, and identity development.
I believe in the importance of collaboration so forging a Therapeutic Alliance is important, it allows for trust and deeper therapeutic work to occur which will allow the individual to reach their goals effectively. This allows the individual to see. feel and understand that as a therapist my values and morals are not important, the ONLY thing that is of importance is what is impacting You as an Individual from fulfilling the goals, changes that is important to you. I will help and teach you how to celebrate the milestones as well as the slip ups. We all can learn from a slip up after all it is not how you fall, but how you get back up!! My Goal as a therapist is to help you reach a point of strength, empowerment, self-love, self-forgiveness, love whom you are , develop coping skills, acceptance in a safe and nurturing environment, and never need Me again!

SPECIALTIES
Stress, Anxiety
Addictions
Relationship issues
Family conflicts
Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment ,Self-hate, Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame ,Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative, Gestalt, Adler

Years of Experience: 7


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LMHC 011897


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tantenisha James. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by K.E. on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I've never felt happier. Tanenisha helped me out alot to figure out my issues and how to correct them. These past couple of months have the worst but with her help I got through my darkest moments.

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 months

Helpful, kind and supportive❤️

Written by C.O. on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tantenisha is the best counselor/ therapist I’ve ever had. She cuts through the BS and gets right to the heart of the matter. And her insight continually amazes me. Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and really put the work in <3

Written by S.H. on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Ms. James is extremely professional and kind. She really listens and has a wealth of resources to share. She’s always prepared and patient during and in between our sessions.

Written by A.N. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We’ve only had a couple of sessions so far but Tantenisha is exactly who we needed. She is straight forward without sugar coating things which we both appreciate. She uses humor so that things do not get so tense. This makes it so my partner can feel more comfortable with counseling. She gives so much helpful insight and I love that she gives us homework and activities to do together prior to our next session. It’s easy to talk to her and be vulnerable because she is so relatable and open herself.

Written by G.. on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Very professional and has great attention to detail. T is an amazing listener and advisor who is very responsive and tentative !

Written by I.N. on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

I would recommend Tantenisha if you want a psychologist, who is warm-hearted, listens, understands, corrects and advises you in a professional way with help of video’s and exercises to understand the root of your trauma and to work towards healing and accepting.

Written by L.U. on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

It is a tall order to help someone feel better in whatever way "better" is for the individual, even taller when you're someone who is expected to do so by others. I've long since shed my shyness around telling a therapist my deepest thoughts, though I always remain a little apprehensive that the way I communicate presents as long-winded and resistant, and it's a calming feeling to know that there's someone who understands--or at least doesn't judge--the fact that I'm not trying to be difficult. I'm just trying to feel better.

Written by C.A. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's a wonderful therapist who actually listens, checks in, and does everything she can to help your healing process. She's the best!

Written by L.E. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

She is a great therapist. She holds you accountable and listens to your needs. She is attentive and responds quickly. She also takes feedback well.

Written by C.H. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 weeks

Ms James is a beautiful soul who is creating a beautiful space for my daughter to heal and grow

Written by L.E. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Tantensiha brought a sense of calm into my life at a time where I really felt uneasy and unable to manage. Her style of conversation was so comforting and really helped me get easy with therapy- something I had never formally done before. I hope to come back to have more sessions in some months when I can afford it as I know that there is so much more good that she would be able to do. Thank you *so* much for helping me find my feet again- I’m only sorry I have to stop for the time being.

Written by N.I. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

T has been an amazing help during my time on teencounseling.com. She understood what my primary concerns were, checked in with me consistently and provided worksheets and homework for me. She has helped me with my concerns and I feel like I have the resources and confidence to be brighter and better each day. I can't thank T enough for everything.

Written by S.E. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tantenisha is the best therapist you can have .I felt so comfortable to open up to her ,she helped me so much to grow.The skills I learnt from her had helped me immensely to be the best version of myself .She is a beautiful soul

Written by S.A. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Excellent

Written by B.R. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

T gets it. She knows how to lovingly address hard issues with you. I could not speak more highly of her. I’m only a couple months in, and she has already helped me become aware of so much, and it has been LIFE CHANGING.

Written by R.A. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

T is incredible. I have never had a therapist who is so active in communicating with me and insightful. She is constantly pointing out to me what is just beneith the surface and validating my experience. I have had more growth with her in a couple weeks than i had with some therapists over months.

Written by T.H. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Tantenisha listens without judgement, provides sound advice and teaches you the tools you need to help better yourself. I am extremely grateful for her as a human being and her genuine empathy and good heart, without all the nonsense!

Written by V.I. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Tantenisha,and how kind she is when it comes to responding,she always checks in with me.She taught me a lot of skills to manage my mental health.Each time I talk to her it feels like I am talking to a best friend. She is very open minded as well.She is literally the best therapist I've met in my life

Written by K.R. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love working with Tantenisha! She’s very animated and funny while being very knowledgeable and serious. Talking to her is like talking to that fun auntie you can trust. Highly recommend her!

Written by J.U. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Tantenisha is helping me to use new tools, knows exactly what I need, listens and understands my point of view. She is always available and responds quickly. I love that she checks in with me at the beginning of the week.

Written by L.U. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Tantenisha has been incredibly supportive and kind. Her knowledge and guidance has really helped me feel better and I'm grateful to have received her help. Sometimes it felt like I wasn't being properly understood, but that was probably down to an inability to properly explain things on my part. All in all, Tantenisha knew, and provided the means to help me help myself.

Written by I.S. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Absolutely enjoyed speaking with her. A real gem of a person. Completely genuine.

Written by T.A. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She was really easy to talk to and very caring! Never opened up as much with any other therapist before.

Written by F.E. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

I would like to thank you T, very helpful person, she helped me to stay better and she did it. I'm feel good now thank to her, we was a good team, I recommend her.
Everyone deserve to stay good, and with people like T, you can do it.

Written by R.O. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing, awesome...picks up on the little things and finds the issues. She is relatable and seems to know just where we are at

Written by S.U. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is amazing!

Written by S.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

T is amazing. She is mature and based on her expertise and life experience she is able to respond and read what is between the lines. It's enormously helpful to have someone like her especially when it is difficult to ascertain feelings or to fully articulate a situation.

Written by R.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

So far after 2 sessions I have been made to feel comfortable and am confident that T will be able to help me over time.

Written by A.L. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Working with Tantenisha is like having an aunt that really understands me to the core. It was so beautiful how much I felt held and safe in her presence and in her support.

Written by M.O. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Tantenisha has been really great to talk with! I feel like she really understands and sees me. She is able to see my perspective and helps me to improve my communication and understanding of different aspects of the situations I struggle with.

Tantenisha creates a comfortable atmosphere where it’s easy to let go and be able to work yourself without fear of judgement.

Written by E.L. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

T is professional but approachable. I appreciate that she quickly grasps the lay of the land and the heart of the matter. She meets you where you are and tailors her expertise to what you need.

Written by C.H. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She has been really great and I feel comfortable talking to her

Written by L.I. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tantenisha, or T. as she requested to be called, is a super fun person to work with. Her approach and response to listening lifts the weight of my stressor and helps me refrained how I navigate difficult situations. I feel so validated by T., and I have a lot of fun in our sessions which is SO necessary for me

Written by O.S. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Tantenisha is a knowledgeable and supportive therapist. It is good to have her.

Written by M.E. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

An open, positive and supportive therapist. Sees from multiple perspectives and always quick to respond and work through things. Highly recommend

Written by J.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Tantenisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She just been the best therapist I have every had. She was able to pick up on things I didn't even communicate with her. She has helped find coping skills to help me get through my life and has challenged me. I have already recommended her to other family and friends.

Work with me!