Michael William Tanner

Michael William Tanner


Michael William Tanner, LMFT, M.S., EMDR, TF-CBT, TBRI

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Credentials and Professional Experience

Michael Tanner is a trained mental health professional with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Morehouse College, and a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University. In addition, he is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a certification as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing certified therapist (EMDR), a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral trained Therapist (TF-CBT), and a practitioner of Trust Based Relational Interviewing (TBRI). Michael is registered by the state of Georgia as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has had experience in a wide variety of settings when working with individuals, couples, and families. These settings include in-home therapy, community-based therapy, group homes, in-home hospitalization programs, and on military bases. Currently, Michael teats clients in a private practice setting and a community based environment. He also is taking his final classes to receive his PhD. In Marriage and Family therapy while providing therapeutic relief for his clients.


Michael strives to meet clients where they are. He helps the client navigate through their past to help with a better understanding toward how to achieve goals for a happier healthier life. Michael has extensive training and experience working with blended families, couples, military families, impoverished families, and men struggling with anger and anxiety. Due to his own interpersonal struggles with parental dynamics, he can provide a level of personal and professional understanding in addition to a great deal of empathy when counseling his clients through such difficult times.

Michael’s educational training is primarily trauma focused, which means your thoughts and behaviors will be a focus in the therapy process. Additionally, Michael is innovative in his approach in order to meet the individual needs of his clients. He believes exploring your emotions and feelings is of utmost importance. The ultimate goal of counseling would be to gain self-awareness into what is disturbing you, explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; to seek a greater sense of happiness and contentment; and for you to choose and maintain behavioral changes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Military Families
  • Trauma/EMDR
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • General Support
  • Anger Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Gender/Sexuality Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues

Conyers location

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Ray of Hope Counseling Services accepts all forms of insurance and Medicaid, has seven convenient locations in Kennesaw, GA, Alpharetta, GA, Conyers, GA, Athens, GA, Canton, GA, Peachtree City, GA, East Cobb/Marietta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA also serving the surrounding counties.

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