She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Sparkly Life Health Coaching Inc. Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Cha-Tanya Lankford, LCSW has practiced as a licensed clinical social worker since 2001. Currently, she holds clinical licensure in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Dr. Lankford has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human services and has held leadership and clinical positions working with children, adults and families impacted by mental health, addiction, and trauma.
She is a proud social worker and works intentionally to uplift and support the profession serving as a prior adjunct professor at Delaware State University, her alma mater, in its School of Social Work program. Additionally, she serves as a state certified licensed clinical social work supervisor in Delaware providing clinical supervision to those seeking clinical licensure. Dr. Lankford has served as a social work field instructor with Delaware State University. In her capacity as a member of the State of Delaware Licensure Taskforce, Dr. Lankford is passionate about maintaining rigorous standards surrounding education, fieldwork, supervision, and examination as a mechanism to advance safe, competent, and ethical practices and practitioners with a focus on public protection.
Dr. Lankford is a 2011 graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute, where she received a Certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of Michigan- Anne Arbor’s School of Social Work and School of Business. She also holds a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Since 2016, Dr. Lankford has held leadership roles in an array of non-profit boards. Currently she serves as vice chair of two non-profit boards - one specializing in child-welfare leadership, the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at Loyola University of Chicago, IL, and Trauma Matters Delaware
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians
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Years of Experience: 23 years
Delaware State University, MSW, 2001