Tantenisha James

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Tantenisha James

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 011897
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Syracuse, New York 13210
Syracuse, New York 13224

My Approach to Helping

I graduated from Pace University with my Master's Degree as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy as each individual has specific treatment needs as each person's experiences and the emotional impact of those experiences are unique to that individual. This is why my theoretical approach is humanistic and client-centered. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, Adler, and Gestalt. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, substance use, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, history of trauma, and identity development.

I believe in the importance of collaboration, so forging a therapeutic alliance is important. It allows for trust and deeper therapeutic work to occur, which will allow the individual to achieve their goals effectively. This allows the individual to see. As a therapist, my values and morals are not important. The only thing that is of importance is what is impacting you as an individual from fulfilling the goals and changes that are important to you. I will help and teach you how to celebrate the milestones as well as the slip-ups. We can all learn from a slip-up. After all, it is not how you fall, but how you get back up!!

My goal as a therapist is to help you reach a point of strength, empowerment, self-love, self-forgiveness, loving who you are, develop coping skills, acceptance in a safe and nurturing environment, and never need me again!

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Armenian

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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