Make an Appointment: (813) 530-5180 | [email protected]

  • Mr. Daniel Tentis, MA

    Daniel T., MSW Intern

    Mr. Daniel Tentis’ passion is to help people become the best version of themselves to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

    Professional Experiences

    Mr. Tentis will be graduating soon with a Master’s in Social Work – clinical track – degree from Louisiana State University. With a BS in Education and a Master’s in Effective Teaching: Curriculum and Instruction, Mr. Tentis retired as an educator with 22 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school.  He is also a veteran who served 7 years in the Minnesota Air National Guard.

    Life Experiences

    Mr. Daniel Tentis has been married for 26 years, and they have 2 adult children and two dogs.  Due to his life experiences and education, Mr. Tentis can accommodate various needs and personalities. As a therapist, he thrives to develop excellent interpersonal skills as relationship-building has been a trait that made him stand out next to his peers in the classroom.

    Therapeutic Approach

    Mr. Tentis values building a strong rapport with his clients by fostering a safe and non-judgmental space where they can openly discuss their challenges. As a therapist, by collaborating with each client, he uses evidence-based interventions grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles to help them gain insight, challenge unhelpful beliefs, and develop practical strategies to improve their overall well-being.

    While CBT is integral to Mr. Tentis’ therapeutic approach, he also integrates other effective techniques, including mindfulness-based practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), social skills, and solution-focused therapy. By drawing from these diverse modalities, he ensures that the treatment is tailored to his client’s unique needs and goals.

    Areas of therapy: Anxiety, stress, depression, sleep problems, grief and loss, self-esteem/confidence, relationship struggles, anger management, OCD, phobias, and other issues.

    School or work specific: Social skills, test anxiety, focus and concentration, time management, goal setting, organization, and schedule planning.

    Personal Notes

    Mr. Tentis enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and connecting with nature. He believes fostering personal well-being, and self-care is vital to leading a balanced life.

    The Why

    If you are a teen or an adult seeking support, understanding, and growth, Mr. Tentis is eager to accompany you toward positive change. Through therapy, he will guide you in developing healthier habits, managing stress, and building resilience, while enabling you to create a brighter and more fulfilling future.