Scott Tanaka

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Scott Tanaka

Counselor


Location

8500 16th St., Apt. 110

Silver Spring MD 20910

Specialties & Expertise

Mental Health

Gerontology

 

Phone : 3109382080

Email : stanaka.msw@gmail.com

 

Clientele

  • Adults

Insurance

Out of Network

Professional Statement

I have my master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California and have a concentration in mental health and gerontology. Most of my clinical experience comes from my field placements that I did during grad school. I am not currently licensed and I am not currently working in mental health, but I am still happy to get involved. My plan is to eventually get licensed and work on obtaining my hours for licensure. I also have several years of personal experience with therapy.

I do not have actual certifications, but I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving therapy, and SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). During grad school I worked in hospice care. I worked with patients and their caregivers, ensuring that the patient was as comfortable as possible and that both the patient and caregiver had the support they needed. I also ran a support group for children who recently lost a loved one. During my second year of grad school, I worked in a memory and aging center where I worked with patients with Alzheimer's Disease.