Tatum Psychological Solutions
Counseling, Evaluations, and Consultation services aimed to help you identify growth areas and capitalize on strengths that already exist in you.
Services I Offer
With You Every Step of the Way
Private Evaluations/ I.E.E. Evaluations
I offer comprehensive assessments for clients of all ages, from child to adult. Evaluations are completed with integrity and fidelity and now can be completed virtually. These assessments help to determine learning strengths (including giftedness), identify & diagnose areas of need (including Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, & Learning Disabilities) as well as determine eligibility for Special Education services and 504 plans. Assessments are also used to help clients gain appropriate accommodations for testing (SAT/ACT) and college accommodations. This includes Independent Evaluations (IEE's) requested by schools/parents.
Now is the time to see if your child has had any learning gaps as a result of virtual learning and/or missed schooling as the result of the 2020 national pandemic.
For Children, Teens and Young Adults
We all can face problems from time to time-related to learning, social relationships, making difficult decisions, and/or managing emotions. This is especially the case for clients from diverse academic, social, or cultural backgrounds. Counseling services are designed to help older children, teens and young adults (ages 10-30) improve overall mental health. This includes helping clients adjust to virtual learning/work and social/emotional difficulties related to the national pandemic COVID-19. Many of my clients are tweens, teens and young adults who want help managing their emotions and learning how to deal with everything life is throwing at them currently.
Parent Support & Advocate
Here For You
Knowledge is power and it is important to learn more about your child’s unique needs. What is neurodiversity? How does this relate to my child's differences in learning, behavior, communication and so on? What is an IEP or 504 plan and how can either one help my child? My child has an IEP but I'm not sure I agree with the school, what can I do? These are some common questions that parents have and it's important to know the answers to each one of them. The best way parents can arm themselves is to know as much as possible about their child's strengths/ needs, and about the special education system. Parenting support & advocacy is geared towards arming parents with knowledge and tools to help support the academic needs, mental health, and wellness of the family. You are not alone in connecting the dots to your child's education.
Special Educational Consulting
Special Education & General Behavior Support
As a consultant for schools, I give healthy and effective alternatives to teachers, parents, and administrators about problems in learning and behavior. The goals of these services include: helping others understand child development and how it affects learning & behavior, development of positive behavior and academic support plans using research-based data, and strengthening relationships between educators, parents and community services.
Los Angeles native Tanisha Tatum received her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University and continued her education at California State University- Los Angeles, where she received a Master's of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in School Psychology in early 2013. She also has her P.P.S. and Child and Welfare Attendance credential. Tanisha received her license as a Licensed Educational Psychologist and is certified by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California. Additionally, Tanisha has been working in the school system for over 8 years as a School Psychologist and more recently the Director of Special Education and Program Specialist.
Navigating the educational system and the mental health of today's youth can be challenging, and her mission is to empower clients and families by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions about their education and improve the overall mental health of children, teens, and young adults. Through the use of psychoeducational assessments, counseling, consultation, and/or parent support, Tanisha & TPS strives to help clients, families, and/or schools come together to understand the different strengths and needs that we have. Uniqueness is our greatest strength!
Serving Northern & Southern California
Tanisha Tatum M.S., LEP #3897
What To Expect
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I offer services that truly connect the dots between mental health and academic achievement in school. My license allows me to assess and diagnose psychological disorders related to academics & behavior, provide psychological counseling services, consult with educators and parents regarding programming, social, behavior & academic student concerns as well as provide strategies & interventions for special education or gifted students. My expertise covers a wide range of areas, including Autism, ADHD, behavior, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and general mental health services. I offer an individualized, culturally responsive, and a community-based approach to help my clients attain the achievement that they have been looking for.
Initial consultations are free! Based on the information gathered from the initial consultation, we will create an action plan to move forward, whether that means assessment, parent support, mental health services and/or identifying community resources for additional support.