Leanne Tanis (she/her)

Not Accepting Clients

Today is the day to give yourself the gift of healing. I believe we all have the capacity to heal and we all have value and worth.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Carefree, AZ

About My Clients

Childhood trauma disconnects us from the truth of who we are. We believe that somehow the hurt we experienced is our fault, we are not good enough, worthless, we don’t matter, or we should have tried harder, etc. Without healing, these beliefs follow us far into adulthood. We are left repeating dysfunctional family dynamics, coping in unhealthy and harmful ways, developing addictions, feeling depressed or anxious, and having difficulty in relationships. Know that you can begin to heal today.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in helping adults heal from childhood trauma such issues related to having been adopted, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, grief/loss, and emotional abandonment. I've held both counseling and leadership positions at The Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ, a world-renowned treatment center for trauma & addiction. During that time, I had the honor of learning from the most innovative leaders in the field such as Pia Mellody, Dr. Shelley Uram, Dr. Peter Levine, and Dr. Tian Dayton. For several years I worked alongside Dr. Claudia Black as the Executive Director of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows. Clinically, you will learn how trauma impacts the body and why you have the triggers/ fight, flight, freeze responses you do. You'll learn tools to regulate your nervous system and connect childhood messages to your adult life circumstances. I also utilize inner child work, Pia Mellody's Model, and Somatic Experiencing, and other experiential therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

During this time of the Covid-19 crisis, I am with you and available through Telehealth video and phone sessions. This time of uncertainty can cause feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, grief, loss, anger, isolation, and fear of the unknown. This can trigger our very sense of survival which touches deep childhood wounds. You are not alone in your pain and together we can help build your coping skills to get through this experience. You and I will work together as a team helping you to reconnect with the survivor within yourself, build upon strengths, heal your most vulnerable wounds, learn healthy coping skills, live in the present moment, and improve your relationships today. In doing this work, you’ll not only say the words “I am valuable” but you will believe it, own it, & live it.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $185 - 215/session


602-581-5544 Email Leanne
11 E Sundial Cir Suite 16
Carefree, AZ 85377

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