Tanisha Knighton, PhD
Dr. Knighton has over a decade of experience working with culturally diverse clients in residential and correctional settings, community mental health and private practice. Her clinical interests involve the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families using evidence-based practices. She conceptualizes cases from cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and family systems perspectives. She specializes in working with the following presenting situations: suicidality/grief/loss, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, sexual offending behaviors, forensic issues, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).
Dr. Knighton has a passion for working with those affected by missing persons and human trafficking issues. She also enjoys serving those in the BIPOC community that are impacted by suicidality and helping those who identify as LGBTQI+ navigate the complexities that may exist in being their authentic selves.
Dr. Knighton has served as a consultant, designed curricula and presented/led dozens of seminars and workshops on a variety of topics for federal/state grants/grantees, NGOs, CACs and national conferences.
Dr. Knighton earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baldwin Wallace College in 1998, her master’s degree in forensic psychology from Tiffin University in 2001, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Walden University in 2014. She is a member of several social and civic organizations in her community. Dr. Knighton enjoys cooking gourmet meals for friends and family. In her free time she can be found reading a good book, shopping, or cleaning/seasoning new pieces for her budding cast iron collection.
Individuals, Couples, Families