Travis J. Tanner, PhD, LMSW

Program Director

Travis J. Tanner, PhD, LMSW is a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, and social worker. Trained in an interdisciplinarity that values difference and one that seeks to enhance creativity and open-mindedness, Travis works with teens, adults, groups and families to better understand the mind-body-environment connection as a means to deepen our relationship with ourselves, others, and the natural world.

Travis has earned advanced degrees in literature and social work from UC Irvine and Tulane University, respectively, and is an advanced candidate in the Adult Program of Psychoanalysis at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. His work in education includes 20 + plus years teaching writing, and critical reading and thinking skills to teens and young adults. As a clinician, he has extensive experience working with teens and young adults in both school and clinical settings on issues ranging from difficulties in learning to treating individuals and groups dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and identity confusion.  Travis is committed to the empowerment of individuals from diverse walks-of-life, and has a special interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ population.

Travis is on the Board of Directors at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalysis Center (NOBPC), Chair of Outreach at NOBPC, and is a representative on the Education, Curriculum and Faculty Committees at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. When he’s not doing psychoanalysis, he enjoys running, biking, and all things cat related.