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Tanis Taylor, LMFT

Mind-Body Therapist

Southwestern Regional Medical Center

"My hope is to be able to journey with our patients, caregivers and stakeholders as they define wholeness and wellness and create space for this in their lives."

- Tanis Taylor, LMFT
Tanis Taylor, LMFT

Degree(s)

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy – Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
  • Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Gerontology – Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

Residency

  • Mind-Body Medicine Internship – Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, OK

Certification(s)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Practicing Since: 2005

“The first thing that I truly appreciate about CTCA is the focus on the patient and the freedom that is allowed to stakeholders to do what needs to be done to meet patients’ needs,” says Tanis Taylor, mind-body therapist at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.

She adds: “I am also honored to work with such an amazing team of professionals who have similar hearts for serving, which makes coming to work a pleasure.”

A licensed marriage and family therapist, Taylor earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Gerontology.

Taylor originally joined CTCA in 2000 as a nutrition assistant. She left to pursue her graduate degree, and returned in 2004 to complete an internship with the Mind-Body Medicine Department at Southwestern.

Following her internship, Taylor worked as a family support counselor at a local hospice company, where she focused on providing therapy related to end-of-life issues, caregiver role strain, anticipatory grief, compassion fatigue and bereavement support.

After leaving this position, she worked in collaboration with local community agencies to develop an older adult therapy program to provide home based therapy services to older/geriatric adults in the Tulsa area.

Taylor later became the program director of this community mental health agency’s satellite office where she provided assessment, treatment planning, crisis management, individual and group therapy, case management, and psychosocial rehabilitation to over 600 seriously mentally ill patients in the Tulsa Metropolitan area.

Taylor returned to CTCA again in 2011 and spent two years as a patient advocate in Guest Services. In October 2013, she transitioned to the role of mind-body therapist.

“I have enjoyed my role as patient advocate as it allowed me to spend the majority of my day connecting with patients, caregivers and stakeholders to problem solve. I am very excited about moving into mind-body medicine, as it will allow me to more fully use my education, experience and license,” she says.

Taylor lives in Tulsa with her husband, Jubal; two children, Caleb and Hannah; and three boxers, Becker, Sam and Ellie. She is an avid DIY’er (Do it yourself’er) and a compulsive crafter.

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