Dr. Tanisha Thelemaque helps organizations and individuals develop their understanding of equity while fostering systemic inclusion. She has developed and overseen quality improvement projects, led teams of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds, and developed programs that last long after she has left an institution. She has also presented her work at international conferences and within numerous professional organizations.
She is a content developer with an intersectional eye who continues to work with international corporations, start-ups, non-profits, and educational institutions in furthering their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
Clinical Workshops and Presentations
Racial Trauma Series
Understanding and Responding to Racial-Based Stress
Embodying Culturally Responsive Care (Part 1)
Embodying Culturally Responsive Care (Part 2)
LGBTQIA+ Issues in Therapy
Navigating the Unique Experiences of LGBTQ+ Clients of Color
Engaging in Intersectional Gender Affirming Care
Being an Anti-oppressive Therapist: Effective Practices for Working with LGBTQIA+ People of Color
Length: 60 to 90 minutes
Description: An adaptive presentation that highlights key components of Equity and Inclusion while guiding participants through activities that highlight how to cultivate inclusion.
The Heart of Healing
Length: 60 to 90 minutes
Description: This is an abbreviated guide to coping with historical and cumulative trauma. Tools grounded in empirical and indigenous healing practices are explored as a way of understanding and moving through trauma.
What People are Saying About Dr. T
“In everything she does, Dr. Tanisha Thelemaque epitomizes an extraordinary mix of intelligence, creativity, and integrity, leavened by warmth and wit… As a clinician, educator, and consultant, Tanisha brings a clear-eyed and engaging energy and focus that invites her clients, learners, and colleagues to lean forward and to joyfully join in the work at hand. I leave interactions with Tanisha feeling a greater sense of clarity and purpose, and more enlivened for the steps that lie ahead. I refer others to her with complete confidence that she will go above and beyond, and that she will inspire whomever she works with to do the same.“
“Dr. Thelemaque is incredibly supportive, encouraging, and gives invaluable guidance and feedback. I have relied on her a lot for career advice and she knows exactly what to say to help motivate me to take action. We created a plan to increase my exposure to potential employers and she has worked with me extensively to build my confidence and learn how to market myself better. I cannot recommend her coaching enough!!!”
“Dr. Thelemaque is incredibly knowledgeable about the professional landscape I’m trying to enter, and has wonderful suggestions about how to both brand myself uniquely, and help me think about seeking out the kinds of opportunities and connections that will be most useful and meaningful in the next steps of my career. Most importantly to me, as I navigate this overwhelming process, has been her ability to meet me where I am, and structure the tasks I need to complete in a way that is approachable and realistic, while still feeling productive. She has helped me immensely to gain confidence in myself and to get things done that I’ve avoided for far too long! I really appreciated the way she gently drew out my fears and hopes, and helped me develop a plan to move forward that felt values-based.”
Interested in having Dr. Thelemaque speak with you or at your organization?
Dr. Thelemaque works collaboratively with clients to ensure that she understands the goals of the presentation, size of the group, and participants’ familiarity with the topic so that she can best engage the audience.
Email directly at DrTThelemaque@gmail.com