Marriage Family Therapist
License# 80517For years I have witnessed
how internal psycho-biological
processes and external socio-
political conditions work in
combination to shape the
human experience. However,
traditional approaches to
psychotherapy have seemed
unwilling to carefully examine
the psychological effects of socio-political denigration, discrimination, marginalization, objectification, oppression, subjugation, disenfranchisement and social injustice.
Recognizing how personal experiences of denigration shaped my own childhood, and ultimately shaped my self-concept, much of my adult life has been a lived exploration on how the mind limits itself, compensates for and ultimately overcomes a deficient internalized "single-story." These lived experiences in combination with my family's historical experiences have formed my multi-layered interests in social-justice, psychological health and societal well-being.
Because my work with clients has consistently revealed the underlying connection between socio-political conditions and personal discord, I eventually began infusing principles of social-justice with traditional forms of psychotherapy. Ultimately, this resulted in Restorative Engagement Therapy, a holistic approach to therapy which is designed to engage both cognitive (rational) and affective (emotional) structures of the mind - restoring the soul's capacity for self-affirming perception and interoception (internal emotional sensations).
Along with the therapeutic services I offer through my private practice in Pasadena, my professional experiences in the mental health field have included years of providing therapeutic and counseling services at a community counseling center in Mid-City Los Angeles and working at a treatment center in West Los Angeles. My other professional experiences include working within organizations to foster more empowered employees, improved morale, values-based business approaches and talent-driven business development.
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
- Antioch University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Sciences, Biological Sciences
- California State University, Fullerton
Schedule an appointment today (626) 344-8255 | 446 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena 91101
(626) 344-TALK | Lance Tango - Marriage Family Therapist License# 80517
Restorative Engagement Therapy infuses principles of social justice with tradi-tional forms of therapy; restoring self-assuredness, human connection, dignity and soulfulness.
The aims of Restorative Engagement Therapy:
1. Restore clients' capacity
for healthy interpersonal
2. Restore the self-
regulatory capacity of
clients' neural circuitry.
3. Rightfully restore clients'
life experiences into a
proper historical context
4. Restore clients to their
addressing the moral
injuries that underlie