Experienced Therapist for Older Adults
Hi, I’m Anita! For 40+ years, I have helped middle-aged and older adults improve their emotional well-being and navigate life issues.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has taught college courses on aging, published a book, and worked in mental health and hospice settings.
If you or your loved one are struggling with emotional or age-related issues, contact me today to request an appointment.
All sessions are currently provided by video teletherapy.
I am licensed in the State of Michigan and accept clients from across the state and internationally.
Areas of Practice
- Adjusting to changes
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic illness
- Coping skills
- Emotional pain
- Goal setting
- Grief & loss
- Lewy body dementia
- Life transitions
- Life purpose
- Raising grandchildren
- Relationship issues
- Social anxiety
- Terminal illness
How Teletherapy Works
In my clinical experience, I’ve found that therapy via video is just as effective as in-person visits. Many people who thought they would only like in-person therapy later say that video therapy helped them feel more relaxed and open up more easily.
If you have access to a computer (with a camera), tablet, or smartphone, we can do therapy via video.
If you’ve used Zoom or Facetime before, the software I use is very similar. You don’t need to download anything special in order to use it.
Once you request an appointment and I schedule it, you will receive an email with consent documents for you to digitally sign. (You don’t have to print off anything.) When those are complete, I will send you an appointment link. Just click it to enter the virtual waiting room.
If you run into any problems along the way, let me know. Also check out SimplePractice’s troubleshooting guide.
“Anita is insightful, compassionate and extremely skilled in her role as a therapist. Was not sure I’d do well on an app but with Anita’s help I can honestly say I am working harder at a brighter future, right from my house.”
“Anita has consistently been attentive, validating, reassuring and helpful. She listens and retains all of the details I share with her. She has a warmth about her that is very comforting. Anita has also helped me by giving me information to read and worksheets for me to process my pain. She is a great match for my needs.”
Even though I’m only 2 weeks into my journey, Anita has already helped me take leaps and bounds in the direction I want. She is understanding, caring, compassionate, and all-round a great person to talk to.”
The Spirit Should Not Grow Old
A Treasury of Inspirational Quotations
$14.95 USD | EDITED BY ANITA K. TANNER, LMSW
Growing older is a challenge, but it also presents us with the opportunity for new beginnings. The Spirit Should Not Grow Old is an anthology of quotations packed with wisdom on how to handle life’s transitions with humor, dignity, and grace.
No matter what each day brings, an inspirational quote can influence the way you approach life in a positive way. The Spirit Should Not Grow Old contains over three hundred quotes from leading figures in politics, entertainment, literature, sports, and philosophy–carefully edited and organized around major life themes. The powerful insights that you will gain can help you live more courageously, learn how to cope with change and loss, and believe in your own potential.
The Spirit Should Not Grow Old makes for a thoughtful birthday, graduation, or retirement gift.
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Ready to Schedule an Appointment
Appointment slots are now available! Just fill out the form here or call 586-204-1997. I will get back to you within 24-48 hours (and often much sooner).