Tanisha Thelemaque

Psychologist, PhD


Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Tanisha Thelemaque

Psychologist, PhD


Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed


San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Tanisha Thelemaque currently has a waitlist for new clients.


Are you a person trying to explore your gender, race, or sexuality? Do you struggle to communicate your needs, set boundaries, and be assertive? I challenge you to speak your truth, understand yourself, and be authentic while maintaining boundaries. I use humor and a strong therapeutic relationship to help you be your ideal, most grounded self. When I think about transforming and changing one's life, I always reflect on Audre Lorde's powerful words. "What are the words you do not yet have...Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. "
As a psychologist, I have evidence-based expertise in depression, anxiety, gender/racial identity development, and race-based trauma. I love helping people with understanding and improving relationships, living according to one’s values, and weathering life's storms. I will make you laugh, call you into a conversation, and have you think differently.
Finding a therapist you trust can be difficult. I hope to be a source of light and empathy while helping you on your journey. Reach out to me via my website (valuesintersectingaction.com) or email at DrTThelemaque (at) gmail.com.
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“I'm a healer who wants to teach you how to live your most fulfilled and authentic life. Send me a message or visit my website to learn more.”


  • Session Fee: $200 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $250 per session
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I am out-of-network with all insurance companies. Please check with your insurance provider regarding out of network benefits.
Email me or call with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: California / 31220
  • School: Saint Louis University
  • Year Graduated: 2018
My training has been extensive and focused on integrating the best science and research into how I practice.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 0810006700 Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Psychology


Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
"Tanisha's therapy style perfectly combines theoretical research, guidance, and compassion. With her solid social justice awareness, you won't feel unseen any longer."

Psychologist, PhD
"I highly recommend Dr. Thelemaque. She brings her creativity, warm personality, and expertise in racial justice and trauma into all aspects of her work. She is an excellent therapist and consultant."

Psychologist, PhD


San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
  • Adults
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Schema Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Group


My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Tanisha Thelemaque

Psychologist, PhD