Tanya Younce, M.Ed., LPCC


About Tanya

tanyaI am originally from Arlington, Virginia and moved to Cincinnati in 1992, following my brother who’d joined a rock band here. Since then, I’ve taken root in Greater Cincinnati — I raised a family, got my Master’s degree at Xavier, and have been providing psychotherapy for over 20 years.

Growing up in the Washington, DC area, I was strongly encouraged to embrace change and growth in order to find a life that brought forth my best Self. I have taken that mindset and made it the core of my work as a therapist and life coach – helping people not be so afraid of change, and inspiring them to see their problems as opportunities to learn something new. My specialty is in working with middle-aged women who are struggling with one or more life obstacles — marital disconnection, an empty nest, the aging process, or women who are just bored and simply want MORE out of life!

My hobbies include yoga, interior decorating, playing the piano, and watching football with my husband (sorry Bengals, but I love my Redskins!). I have a 21 year old son and an 18 year old daughter who both are studying at the University of Cincinnati. And I have two cats named Sadie and Kona.


Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Agency and Community Counseling – Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) 1997
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Psychology – James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) 1989

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Counseling Association (ACA)

National Association for Professional Women


My first visit with Tanya was like meeting my long lost best friend.  She was so easy to get acquainted with and it was so easy to be open and honest with her.  She is my rock, as she maintains neutrality yet provides guidance on how to view situations differently.  She helps me manage life events and continue to stay positive.  Tanya is authentic and professional.  She has a memory of an elephant; she never writes anything down when you are there, yet remembers everything you say.

I wish I had had the courage to have started with Tanya earlier in my life, as she has become one of the most beneficial characters in my life’s mini-series, for my overall well-being. – Samantha