As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Tanzy provides supportive psychotherapy utilizing an integrative, holistic approach to treatment drawing upon a variety of evidence-based modalities. Dr. Tanzy works from a strength-based model of therapy and seeks to help older adults identify and build on capacities they already have, and to set goals together that support healing and growth.
With a background in clinical neuropsychology, Dr. Tanzy is aware of cognitive issues that can occur in an older adult population. She encourages people in finding healthy ways to compensate for challenges, engaging in new learning, maintaining socialization, and partaking in creative activities in order to enrich brain functioning and enhance their sense of resilience and strength.
Dr. Tanzy’s supportive therapy also includes teaching individuals how to utilize mindfulness and self-compassion in approaching both the challenges and joys of life.
Areas of specialty include:
- Mood and anxiety disorders
- Chronic illness / health psychology
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss
- End of Life support
- Caregiver support
Treatment modalities include:
- Client-centered, humanistic therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness meditation
*Accepting new clients January 2021.
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