Who We Are

Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Staff

Litsa Tanner, MFT, Co-Founder, Clinical Director

707-545-4600 ext. 3

I began my career as a therapist in 1998, treating children, adolescents, and adults. Although I have used a variety of therapeutic approaches over the years, I have always been drawn to the practical skills based nature of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT). Consistently I found that when using CBT, my clients got better faster and reported higher levels of overall satisfaction with their…

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Mary Linscomb, LCSW, PCIT Therapist

707-545-4600 ext. 5

I began my work with children, adolescents, and families during my studies at UCLA over 20 years ago. After settling in Sonoma County in 1996 I began to focus my work on young children and their families. This eventually led me to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). The first time I heard about PCIT I knew this is what I was born to do. I was struck by the dramatic long lasting change that…

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Brian Crites, MFT, Staff/ PCIT Therapist

707-545-4600 ext. 6

I graduated from Sonoma State University with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in spring of 2014. Before joining the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I worked for the Petaluma City School District as a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee as well as an Assistant Behavior Specialist with a Behavioral Intervention…

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Melissa Tervet-da Cunha, MS, Staff Intern

707-545-4600 ext. 4

I graduated from Dominican University of California with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and from UCLA with a Master of Education. Most recently, I have worked as an on-site therapist at an elementary school and middle school helping children and teens struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and behavioral issues. As a parent and a former elementary school teacher…

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Suzanne Rodriguez, Office Manager

707-545-4600 ext. 7

Bio coming soon.

Ayla Uffenheimer, MS, Staff Intern

707-545-4600 ext. 8

I graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a Master of Science in Child and Family Studies, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, in spring of 2016. During my graduate program, I worked at the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic at NIU helping individuals, couples, and families to address a variety of relational and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and acting out behaviors in children. I also have experience facilitating child and adolescent groups…

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Jennifer Shannon, MFT, Private Practice Therapist


In 2009, Jennifer Shannon and Litsa Tanner co-founded the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  In 2017, Jennifer returned to solo private practice.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Jennifer or learning more about her services please visit her website jennifershannon.com.