Hello. My name is Tanna Strom. I offer services to individuals, couples and families. My private practice is in South Tulsa and my services are open to children, teens, and adults. Even though I consider myself a Relationship Therapist, I also work with individuals on their own personal well being. I see these two parts of my practice being interwoven. It is like a two sided coin. Both sides are important and very much affect each other. Thus, my practice, Strom Individual & Family Therapy.
I have worked as a licensed therapist for 15 years. I have been in private practice for the past 8 years. Before opening my practice, I worked as a Family Therapist with Family and Children's Services. My initial work as a therapist was with Domestic Violence Intervention Services. Before this I worked in the education and social services fields. This broad background has been helpful for me in understanding and helping families in a more comprehensive way.
I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients. My background and choice to see a wide range of ages enables me to understand and be specifcally helpful in working with the whole family. My specialties include:
- Family Therapy
- Couples Counseling / Therapy (including pre-marital counseling)
- Parent Counseling and Consultation
- Play Therapy (this includes play, art and sandtray therapies)
- Therapy for Children and Teens
- Individual Therapy ( anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, life transtions / adjustments, self esteem, personal growth)
- Classes and workshops for groups, schools, churches, etc.
- Supervision for LPC ( Licensed Professional Counselor ) Candidates and RPT (Registered Play Therapist) Candidates
- School Observations
I have noted below how my varing credentials assist me in my work with different presenting issues and needs of my clients.
My Licensed Marital and Family Therapy licensure has uniquely prepared me for doing family and couples / marital work. I am a clinical AAMFT fellow. In addition, I am a trained Couples Communication Instructor and have also had training in the PREP and ENRICH curriculums, which are marriage preparation programs. I am at Level 2 training in the Gottman Therapy Method which is used for couples work. The Gottman Institute is a research based, nationally recogized program. I have done trainings under Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of the empirical researched based Emotionally Focused Couples Training to treat couples as well.
My Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor credentials help me to understand and work with children and teens in a developmentally appropriate way. My first degree is in Early Chldhood and as such due to this degree and my RPT-S, I work with children as young as three years of age. My RPT-S also is very helpful in my family therapy work. It takes a specialized approach to do family work. In addition, I am a Certified Child and Parenting Specialist. This training has given me skills to do my parent consultation work. My time spent working as a past Child Development Specialist also adds to my level of understanding of children. In addition, I act as a supervisor for other therapists who are in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
My Licensed Professional Counselor licensure is my educational foundation for my work with individuals. Along with this licensure, I have additional training to do supervision with LPC Candidates, those who are in training to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I very much enjoy acting as a mentor to those in training to become a counselor.
My Masters Degree in Family Relations and Child Development and Post Masters Graduate Work in Human Relations has given me a background to teach others. I have enjoyed working with college students in the past in teaching Family Relations and Child Development related classes. I continue to do workshops and classes for parents, teachers, therapists and community groups.
As to my therapy orientation, I consider myself an integrated, prescriptive therapist as that I try to see each individual, couple or family as unique and in need of a therapy approach that fits them specifically. Some of the complementary therapies that I utilize are as follows: Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Client Centered Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Counseling and Play & Art Therapy. I help people to build on their strenghs and focus on goals that they develop at the beginning of our work together. I provide practical strategies for clients to consider to address their issues.
Masters Degree in Family Relations and Child Development, Oklahoma State University
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood (plus, Elementary Teaching Education), Oklahoma State University
23 post masters graduate hours in Human Relations through University of OK
Professional Continuing Education Hours each year for each Licensure, Registration and Certification
Licenses & Certifications:
LMFT # 754 (Licensed Marital and Family Therapist)
LPC # 2272 (Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor)
RPT-S #S-952 (Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor)
CCPS #89 (Certified Child and Parenting Specialist)
Level 2 Certified Gottman Therapist Training
Couples Communication Instructor
PREP and ENRICH - Marriage Preparation Programs
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Trainings with Dr. Sue Johnson
Nurturing Program Certification
Child Parent Relationahip Training through University of North Texas
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Clinical Member of American Association for Marital and Family Therapists
Association for Play Therapy (national)
Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy (I have served on their board as Vice President and as Member at Large in which I was the Regional Training Coordinator for the state.)
Oklahoma Family Resource Coalition
Co-author of All Our Children Strong and Safe: Comprehensive Sexual Abuse Prevention Education for Early Childhood Programs, which was distributed to all OK Licensed Day Care Centers
Co-author of Checklist for Safe Childcare (sponsored by Parents and Teachers for Young Children)
Author of creatingbranches.com blog (building connection, fun and love in your relationships) since April,2013.
Community Presenter for Training of Therapist and Counselors; Workshop Presentor for Parents, Schools, Churches and Community Groups.
LPC Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Candidates
RPT Supervisor for Registered Play Therapist Candidates
Personal Interests: I have a high interest in my own personal well being as this is important not only for my own happiness, but for being in a place to help others. This includes taking care of my self by encorporating movement, meditation and fun into my llfe as much as possible. My family brings much joy to my life. I am a "nature girl" as I find it soothing and revitalizing. And I love all thngs organic!