C. Tyia Grange Isaacson, Ph.D., LCSW

C. Tyia Grange Isaacson, Ph.D., LCSW

I chose this career because I saw human suffering, and I wanted to help solve this problem in the world. I am a lifelong learner seeking to know how to better help my patients understand their suffering, feel less alone with it, and start to feel better. I am honored to do the work I do.

I am passionate about the field and a passionate teacher and supervisor. I am an avid researcher, reader, and learner. I want to share what I have learned and keep learning how to best supervise each new supervisee. I have a broad knowledge base coupled with a wide breadth of clinical experience serving in settings from hospitals, to family court, to schools, to private practice. I have worked with and diagnosed many individuals, families, couples, children, and groups. I am sensitive to differences that can impact the supervisory relationship, including differences in culture and learning style.

I want to work with those new to the field to show them what it looks like to be inspired by the work twenty years later. I find too many seasoned clinicians who express being burned out, and I want new professionals to see a path forward with a rewarding, inspiring, lifelong career that does not include personal burnout.


WORDS I LIVE BY:
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." - The Dalai Lama

LICENSURE INFORMATION:
Type: LCSW
State: California
Number: 23716
Year of Licensure: 1998

SUPERVISION CREDENTIALS:
Meets State Requirements

ALMA MATERS:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison:  BA
  • Columbia University:  MSW
  • Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis:  Ph.D.
    AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
    • Complex Trauma
    • Couples
    • Children
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Culture-Bound Syndromes
    • Mother-Infant Attachment
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

      PREFERRED MODALITIES:

      • Relational
      • Psychodynamic
      • Client-Centered