Working with Couples
Tanner has a passion for helping couples feel connected. He’s been married for almost 15 years and through his personal experience and treating numerous couples, Tanner has seen the pain that comes from
feeling disconnected, unheard, lonely.
Through compassion, empathy, knowledge, and collaboration, Tanner helps couples reconnect and instill hope. In therapy, Tanner creates opportunities for couples to interact and repair their relationship. He teaches couples to communicate in a way that helps them feel heard, respected, and cared for by each other. In the process couples develop the skills to develop friendship, nourish intimacy, and strengthen their bond.
Tanner uses Gottman assessments and methods and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques which research has proven to be the most effective in helping couples become more connected. Tanner knows that this can be a hard and difficult process, but together he helps couples remove barriers to their partnership by creating a new sense of empathy and understanding of one another.
Working with Young Children (8-12) and Parents
As a father himself, Tanner understands many of the struggles parents feel while trying to provide their children a safe and successful place to grow. Tanner uses his patience, kindness, humor, and knowledge to help children develop language, recognize emotions, and build tools to communicate with their parents about the challenges and successes of their life. Parents are vital in this process and Tanner works together with them to foster a safe environment where a parent-child relationship can grow.
In addition, Tanner has multiple years of training working with special needs children, including autism, developmental delays, down syndrome, and sensory processing disorders. With help from ABA and other therapy practices Tanner can help families find resources and meet their goals.
Background and Training
Tanner is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He has a Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University. He is level 2 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and a Registered Behavioral Therapist for autism.
Additional areas of specialty:
- Conflict resolution
- Developing Honest Communication
- Empathic Communication Strategies and Skills
- Emotional Connection
- Emotional Regulation
- Men’s issues
- Growing Trust Between Members
- Learning to develop healthy communication strategies
- Premarital Therapy
- Reducing Sources of Tension and Stress
- Restoring and Building Trust
- Setting boundaries with others
Scheduling and Insurance
To schedule an appointment with Tanner, call (480) 254-2480 or email email@example.com.
Tanner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance. For clients without insurance his fee is $120. He can offer a sliding fee if needed. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.