"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

-Maya Angelou

Transitions and change are hard for us all. Many of us are uncomfortable about our feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, fear and even confusion when we come to the crossroad of a transition or change. I am here to assist you with your journey.


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About Tashia

     Born in Georgia and raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Tashia loved spending time in the outdoors, in the forests and in the lakes and creeks near her home. Tashia completed her Bachelors in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University but during her senior year Tashia completed a study abroad program through the State University of New York at Brockport to the University of Ghana at Legon. She spent a full academic year in Ghana learning the local languages, about the local foods and the people. After graduation she returned home to work in the family business for a few years before returning to the field of social services and mental health. Her first few jobs after graduation included Residential Counselor for a Residential Treatment Facility for the Devereux Foundation in Pennsylvania and as a child protective specialist for child protective services in New York City. Tashia decided to return to school, but this time in Ramat Gan Israel where she studied Clinical Criminology in the world renowned Criminology Department at Bar Ilan University. There she studied psychopathology, severe mental illness and criminal behavior. Her thesis was an analysis of the colonization of Liberia through the lens of Social Dominance theory. Soon after completing her thesis and degree in Clinical Criminology she was accepted to Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City, where she completed an MSW in Social Work in 2012. Tashia specialized in aging and older adults and interned at Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale a state of the art facility for older adults and individuals with dementia. Following an outpatient mental health services position with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, Tashia and her husband had the opportunity to relocate from New York City to Alaska. They first moved to Fairbanks and lived in a 20x20 foot dry cabin. During this time Tashia was honored to be hired as the Hospice Social Worker at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. This was quite an experience and gave Tashia a firsthand look at “Alaskan Life” in the Interior. Her family relocated to Anchorage during the following summer. In October of 2016, Tashia fulfilled her dream of opening her own psychotherapy private practice.
     Over the last 3 years Tashia and her family have made Anchorage their home. Her family enjoys time on the trail system, hiking, skiing and hanging out with friends. Throughout her almost 20 years in the field of mental health, whether through work or schooling, she has had the privilege to study the many aspects of the human condition across the life span. Tashia welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your family. Find me on Psychology Today & LinkedIn!

(907) 331-3163 | info@tmacounseling.com


Services

Individual Psychotherapy

I utilize a person-centered, psychodynamic treatment approach as well as several therapeutic insight developing techniques such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Couples Counseling

I utilize an integrative approach to couples counseling with emphasis on causality and family of origin. Through the use of attachment approaches I work to promote increased communication and strengthen the relationship.

Family Counseling

Through the use of the structural family therapy method developed by Minuchin my family work focuses on creating balance in family dynamics. Therapy is helpful for families struggling with blending of families and loss.

LEGO Based Social Skills

My LEGO Based Social Skills therapy group works through the use of LEGO to process challenges in social skills development. Group sizes are small (2-3), with an age range of 6-16. No diagnosis required. Registration is ongoing.





"If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude."

-Maya Angelou


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