Tanya Richmond


Tanya Richmond




604 Leawood Dr, Greensboro, NC, USA

Organization / Affiliation

Support Development Associates, LLC


Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW, has over 30 years of experience working as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Tanya is also a Certified Death Doula and works with people and families to plan for having positive control at the end of life. She has expertise in direct practice with older adults; adults with mental health and behavioral health concerns; children and their families; people who are deaf or hearing impaired; children and adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities; and with individuals who are in crisis due to rape. She has directed program coordination and evaluation in both community service agencies and university settings.  Tanya also currently provides online therapy to assist those seeking assistance with mental health.

A former Assistant Clinical Professor at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work, Tanya directed Jordan Institute’s Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (CARES). She is a certified person centered thinking trainer, a mentor for Person centered Thinking, Person Centered Planning and People Planning Together. She is the Chair of the board of directors for the International Learning Community for Person Centered Practices.

Tanya is also a Grove-certified graphic facilitator and graphic recorder and has created specialized hand-drawn large-scale graphics for over 60 events. Her specialized professional areas of interest are Geriatrics, End of Life, Leadership and Coaching, Person Centered Practice, Outcome Evaluation and Research, and Ethics.

Tanya earned a BA in Psychology with a triple minor in Spanish, Anthropology, and Astronomy and a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Louisiana State University. She currently lives in Greensboro, NC, where she practices yoga and is an avid seamstress and dollhouse builder.

Focus Areas

Aging / Older Persons / End of Life, Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health / Behavioral Health, Organizational Change / System Change

Trainer Certifications

MENTOR: People Planning Together, MENTOR: Person Centered Plan Facilitation, MENTOR: Person Centered Thinking, TRAINER: No Wrong Door PCT (for Options Counselors)