Garrett Tanner, Ph.D.

“Therapy is a unique opportunity to expand on what it is to be you. It is a creative space to explore a central question: How would you like to come to terms with your life experiences? In our work together, I will structure these conversations to help you notice more about yourself and your circumstances. One way I might do this is by identifying and attending to conflicts and themes that I hear, but you may not. Sometimes conflicts might emerge in other unique ways, like slips of the tongue and difficulties talking about certain ideas. Once you begin speaking about your problems differently, you may find new ways of thinking about them. It is through speaking that one learns a new kind of freedom. To help you speak fully, I might challenge you, but I will always do so carefully and without judgement.

The focus on speech is a different kind of therapy than you  may commonly encounter. It can benefit anyone and I certainly encourage those whom have not found therapy helpful in the past to reach out. Those I work with are quite often stuck. They may even be in crisis. They struggle with anxiety, depression, upsetting or intrusive thoughts, unexplainable feelings in their bodies, painful memories, questions about gender or sexuality, substance abuse, suicide and more. These experiences may interfere with friendships, parenting, romantic relationships and/or work. I invite you to address these crises and feeling states so that you can move forward with more control and a new perspective.”

Dr. Tanner works with both adults and children in one-on-one individual psychotherapy sessions. He also works with couples. Dr. Tanner received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. He has held positions at Brookdale University Medical Hospital, the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the counseling center at Pratt Institute, and Long Beach Reach on Long Island, NY. He is a member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis. He has also authored articles in peer-reviewed psychology journals.

Dr. Tanner is accepting new patients and can be contacted to schedule a free 30-minute consultation at or 512-643-1744.