About Your Therapist
Hi my name is Tanika Forestal, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Better Black Marriages.
I can assure you when you attend one of my weekend intensives, you will be working with a highly skilled marriage therapist.
I have worked with a lot of prominent individuals and couples, some of whom have seen other therapists and were not pleased with the results.
I can confidently say that all of my clients usually leave my intensives feeling closer and much more connected than ever before.
For almost 15 years I have devoted my life’s work to assisting couples with creating a more fulfilling relationship.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have had the opportunity to impact marriages across the U.S. and internationally with my private weekend intensives.
My education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.
I also train aspiring therapists as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN.
I am very passionate about my community and serve as a Region 1 representative for the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the President of the board for Authentic Center, LLC, a member of the board for Carver Community Center, and a member of the Board of Psychology at Indiana University Kokomo.
My expertise has been noted in Ebony and Essence Magazine for my innovative ways of reaching African Americans and debunking myths concerning therapy in the black community.
I’ve been fortunate to coach and successfully impact the marriages of well- known celebrities, professional athletes and anyone wanting to take their relationship to the next level.