Tanisha Stewart, MA


Psychological Assistant
Supervised by Dr. Karisa L. Barrow PSY 24080

At times life can feel overwhelming, isolating or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things just feel stuck and you are seeking a change and hoping to get more out of life. Psychotherapy is a place where you can get support, express yourself and obtain insight into your troubles. I try to create a space that is non-judgmental, encouraging, and reflective to promote growth and understanding. At times therapy may feel challenging as we process painful memories and events. I approach therapy relationally, viewing the client as the expert of their life as we explore it together. My role is to facilitate the journey with the knowledge and experience I have acquired over the years helping others. I assist the client in gaining the skills to make their own self-discoveries and develop new ways of relating and coping.

Areas of Specialty

  • Gender Affirmative Assessments & Psychotherapy
  • Individual and Couples Therapy
  • Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Current and Former Foster Youth
  • Trauma Focused Therapy


Ms. Tanisha Stewart is a California registered psychological assistant to Karisa Barrow, Psy.D., at inMind, a group psychotherapy practice. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate. She is currently completing her dissertation exploring how the racial diversity of one’s neighborhood while growing up influences cross-racial interactions later in life, specifically the ability to perceive microaggressions or subtle forms of racism.

In addition to private practice, in collaboration with the Wright Institute Clinic, Ms. Stewart provides supervision for doctoral trainees and therapy for participants at Youth Radio, a media production company that trains youth in digital media and technology. Her broad scope of training experiences allows her to integrate several theories and interventions into her practice including psychodynamic theory, narrative therapy, behavioral interventions, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing for substance abuse. Tanisha Stewart is a member of the California Psychological Association and stands on the Pre-Licensed Committee of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Ms. Stewart has worked in community mental health since 2006. Her interests lie in working with people within the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class. She is trained in psychodynamic theory and in practice she integrates interventions that are client-centered. 

Prior to graduate work, she worked for several years in school based day treatment and residential programs at Seneca Center for Families. She began her training at the Wright Institute’s School-Based Collaborative at Oakland Technical High School and went on to train at Alameda Family Services. She provided services at Conard House, Inc., providing psychotherapy, case management and supportive housing to residents that were formerly homeless and coping with severe mental disorders. She has also conducted individual and couples therapy at The Wright Institute Clinic where she also mentored beginning clinicians.