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Trisha Tanis, Ph.D


Dr. Trisha Tanis (she/her) strives to create a collaborative and validating space for individuals to explore their concerns without judgement. She believes that all experiences have value, and feels honored for the opportunity to help others on their own path of self-discovery and healing. Developing an authentic therapy relationship is emphasized by Dr. Tanis as facilitating safety to explore challenging thoughts that may be hard to face alone. We can all use a bit of help at times, and Dr. Tanis is dedicated to helping people identify what meaningful change might look like for them.

Dr. Tanis strives to approach therapy with an open mind. She seeks to understand each individual’s needs, goals, and experiences to tailor therapy to the person’s unique situation. To

inform her approach, Dr. Tanis draws on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and relational frameworks, with attention to the impact of an individual’s multiple identities. Dr. Tanis believes that building awareness for patterns of experiences facilitates understanding and healing, with the ability to challenge patterns of behavior to create lasting growth.

Dr. Tanis is a doctoral educational limited license psychologist. She is originally from the West Michigan area, and completed her bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Tanis continued to complete her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2022. She has previous experience providing mental health services to adults in academic, community, and university counseling center settings. She has particular interest in assisting adults with identity development, family of origin concerns, childhood trauma, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, sexual trauma, and couple’s therapy.

In addition to individual psychotherapy, Dr. Tanis has previous experience with interpersonal process groups, couples work, skills groups, and psychological assessment for ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders.

Accepted insurance plans: BCBS, Aetna, Out-of-Network, Private Pay

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tanis, please call her at 616-259-7207.

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