Tanisha Stewart, Therapist in Oakland, California — Zencare
Tanisha  Stewart
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Tanisha Stewart


Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Oakland Accepting In-person
Updated June 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Tanisha Stewart is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Gender Therapist located in Oakland, CA. She also provides services remotely to clients throughout California. Her focus is on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and lived experiences. Dr. Stewart specializes in working with adolescents and young adults and has years of experience providing services to trans and gender-expansive young people and their families.

Many of Dr. Stewart’s clients seek services during times of great transition, such as beginning college or a new job, starting or ending a relationship, and becoming more independent. Dr. Stewart often works with first-generation professionals, i.e., the first in their families to earn a professional degree, own a business, or achieve social mobility.

Dr. Stewart has worked in a variety of settings including, schools, group homes, and community mental health centers. Her clinical approach includes psychodynamic theory, which emphasizes a strong relationship between therapist and client and challenges a person’s assumptions about the world. Additionally, she integrates narrative therapy and helps clients rewrite the stories they tell about themselves.

Message to clients

I aim to create a non-judgmental and encouraging space to promote growth and understanding. I build rapport with clients through a mix of humor, compassion, and openness to new ideas. I simultaneously strengthen and challenge world views shaped by our upbringings while exploring familial connections and core values. My goal is to empower clients to grow their self-awareness and obtain insight into their life experiences -- including the moments of triumph and struggle.

Beginning therapy can be both the most rewarding experience and the most challenging. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance. Still, because treatment often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, it can stir up uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, vulnerability, and loss. I assist clients in gaining the skills to make their own self-discoveries and develop new ways of coping.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Tanisha Stewart is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $255 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 11am - 7pm
  • Wed 2pm - 6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11am - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Oakland practice
2940 Summit Street, Suite 2E, Oakland, California 94609
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 7pm
  • Tue 11am - 7pm
  • Wed 2pm - 6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11am - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2020 - Present
inMind, Lead Clinician, 2015 - 2019
The Wright Institute Clinic, Mentor / Supervisor, 2013 - 2016
Conard House, Inc, Case Manager, 2010 - 2013
Seneca Family of Agencies, Counseler, 2006 - 2009

The Wright Institute, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, 2018
The Wright Institute, Masters of Clinical Psychology, 2014
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. in Psychology, 2006


California: PSY32143