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Litsa Tanner

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Litsa has been a part-time faculty member in the marriage and family therapy program at the Santa Rosa Campus since 2019. 

In addition to her teaching, Litsa is the owner and co-founder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy a private group practice specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders using evidence based treatments as well as providing intensive training for post degree masters clinicians pursuing their hours for licensure.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Clinical training and supervision


  • Colorado State University, MS in Human Development and Family Studies - Marriage and Family Therapy, 2002

  • University of Northern Colorado, BA in Sociology - Family Studies, Minor in Women's Studies, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Tompkins, M, Owen, D.J., Shiloff, N.H, & Tanner, L.R. (2019) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD in Youth: A Step-By-Step Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Tanner, L.R. and Lyness, K.P. (2003) Out of the Closet, Still in the Home: Providing Queer Affirmative Therapy for Youth and Their Families. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 15:1, pages 21-35.

  • Tanner, L.R., Zimmerman, T.S., Haddock, S., and Lund, L. (2003) Images of Couples and Families in Feature-Length Disney Animated Films. The American Journal of Family Therapy 31:5, pages 355-373.