TINISHA SPENCER, ASW #98123
Therapist

Tinisha Spencer

Ya’at’eeh!

My name is Tinisha and I just said “Hi” in Navajo. I am Native American and my tribe is Navajo. Growing up on the reservation was not easy. Despite my own hardships, I use my resilience to help others who also experience their own trauma and/or issues that occur throughout their life. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from Arizona State University because I have a passion for working with people who are in need or may just need someone to talk to.

 

Before getting my degree, I donated countless hours of volunteer work with non-profit organizations. I worked as a caretaker for the elderly and for a special needs person with multiple disabilities. I also mentored/tutored children. Professionally, I have experience interning at a substance use residential treatment center with adults to interning at a psychiatric hospital with adolescents/adults to working in an outpatient partial hospitalization program with adults struggling with mental health issues. My experiences continue to allow me to be creative, innovative, to become self-aware and open-minded so I can collaborate and communicate effectively with a diversity of individuals.

 

My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, full of empathy, and compassion. I have experience doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I have worked with people struggling with anxiety, depression, substance/alcohol use, schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation to name a few. Regardless of your diagnosis, I want to learn more about you as a person and hopefully along the way, I can plant seeds of healing.  

Tinisha is supervised by Jyung Kyung Park, LCSW

Locations:

  • Telehealth

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • MHN Medi-Cal

  • Reduced Fee Also Available

Specializations:

  • Individuals

  • Young Adults/Adults

  • Co-occurring Disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Substance Use

  • Psychosis

  • Trauma

  • Abuse

  • Suicide Ideation

  • Life Adjustment

  • Career Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Communication Skills Issues

  • Stress management

  • Coping Skills

  • Mindfulness

  • CBT

  • DBT

  • Spirituality

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Empowerment

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