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Tanya Kessen

Outpatient Mental Health Professional


Year Joined: 2020
Years of Experience: 4


Metropolitan State University - BS
University of Wisconsin - Platteville - MSE
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Cultural Issues
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Tanya Kessen

Clinical Interests:

I have experience in treating adolescents, adults and families. My previous work experience includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, behavioral issues, family conflict, attachment issues, substance use, and emotional dysregulation. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and strive to create a safe, comfortable and culturally sensitive environment for all of my clients. I am delighted to join my clients on their journey to self-discovery and wellness.

Clinical Approach:

I believe that people are resilient by nature and I approach clients in a practical, strengths-based and solution-focused way. I value the uniqueness of each person and situation, and I work collaboratively to develop personalized goals in therapy. I am proficient with cognitive behavioral therapy, systematic desensitization, family systems, Gestalt principles, and person-centered therapy. I utilize several elements of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing in my practice. I am also experienced with crisis intervention, psychological first aid, and intimate partner violence.


I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Clinic Contact Info

La Crosse Clinic

201 Main Street, Suite 500
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 668-4005