Tanisha M. Ranger, PsyD, CSAT

Tanisha M. Ranger, PsyD, CSAT


Licensed Clinical Psychologist (in NV and PA)
National Register Health Service Psychologist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist – Financial Disorders
Level 1, 2, and 3 Certification in Research-based Approach to Couples Therapy, Gottman Institute
Gottman Seven Principles Workshop Leader
Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Areas of Focus:

  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities, providing supportive therapy and including letters for hormone therapy and surgery for trangender
  • Couples therapy utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques (as indicated by client concerns) from Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused
    Couples Therapy, and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy
  • Working with all couples including consensual non-monogamous
    relationships, providing premarital coaching as well as support for healthy breakups/conscious uncoupling
  • Sexuality treatment with a focus on problematic sexual behaviors/sex addiction and helping clients to define and develop a healthy relationship with sex and sexuality
  • Life transitions including moving from school into the workforce, managing work life, career concerns and changes, as well as retirement
  • Working with adults who are experiencing the effects of early childhood trauma on their current lives in form of depression, anxiety, bipolar
  • Working with active duty service members and military veterans who are struggling to transition to civilian life due to traumatic experiences during their time of service (including military sexual trauma and combat trauma)


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Widener University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Widener University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology

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Professional Background

Dr. Ranger has over twenty years of experience in the mental health field and has been a licensed psychologist for a decade. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including: psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, outpatient clinics, the Veterans Health Administration, and in private practice. Dr. Ranger has extensive training and experience treating mood disorders, racial trauma, PTSD, behavioral addictions, and relationship problems. She works exclusively with adults and older adolescents, providing individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy.

Dr. Ranger is a staunch advocate for educating the public about mental health, mental illness, and the steps we can take to live and thrive no matter what we might be struggling to manage. She has a particular passion for helping adult children of addiction, abuse, and dysfunction to reclaim their identities and live their lives on purpose rather than on autopilot. Dr. Ranger is trained in a number of evidence-based psychotherapies and takes a very person-centered and collaborative approach to working with her clients, tailoring treatment to each individual’s needs and teaming up to address concerns.

Learn more at Insight to Action LLC

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Nevada Psychological Association
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health – Board of Directors
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologist
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Authored Books

  • Finding YOUR Person: The Busy Black Woman’s Guide to Finding the Right Therapist for You (2022)
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Avoidance and Shame: A Schema-Focused Approach to the Treatment of Sex Addiction (2009)

Published in the Following Online Publications:

  • Huffpost
  • Fatherly.com
  • LX.com (NBC Universal)
  • Rd.com (Readers’ Digest)
  • Redbook
  • Bustle Magazine
  • Psycom.net
  • Vice.com
  • Howstuffworks.com
  • Thriveworks
  • Washington Post
  • Business Insider
  • Refinery29
  • New York Post
  • HealthCentral
  • Glamour Magazine