Our Clinical Staff

Ashley Tannous, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ashley Tannous is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh with a certificate in Integrated Healthcare. Her clinical background varies from working with disruptive youth in the alternative education system to working with both inpatient and outpatient adults and families within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers.   She has a passion for working with children, adults, families, and couples as they are transitioning throughout life's various challenges and changes. Ms. Tannous acknowledges that her medical background has shaped her practice and she has a strong belief in the importance in nurturing both our physical health and mental health. 

 

She has specialized experience working with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma related to a physical health concern. Her approach is client-centered, looking to meet her clients where they are to develop trust and create an emotionally safe and comfortable therapy environment while using evidence based interventions. She believes the therapeutic alliance is key as both therapist and client work together to achieve client-directed goals in therapy. 

Tammi Tanner, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tammi Tanner specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Upon completion of her Masters of Social Work; Tammi became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Additionally she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP). Tammi treats a variety of concerns including difficult life experiences, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment and Attachment Disorders. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQI population. Treating individuals age 3 and up.

Working in the community for over 15 years, Tammi values the therapeutic relationship. She strives to provide an atmosphere of safety, trust and nurturance to foster the healing process. Through the power of play and expressive therapies individuals and families can build trust and mastery, foster learning, co-regulate emotions, promote creative thinking and problem-solving, develop open communication and a sense of self.

Children often don’t have words to express their feelings and inner thoughts as used in traditional “talk therapy”. They learn and express themselves through play. Being trained to work with children at their developmental level, Tammi uses variety of therapy models adapting to meet individual needs and support the family unit. She is trained in attachment and trauma focused therapies including but not limited to Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Person Centered Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Systemic Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.