Tanya Crabb

Senior Psychologist, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Expertise: Psychology, Traumatic response, Mental health, Interpersonal treatment, PTSD, Counseling


Tanya Crabb is senior psychologist with the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine’s Well-Being Program. She specializes in combating PTSD, traumatic response, and other mental health concerns via existential, humanistic, and interpersonal treatment.

Crabb is a first-generation college graduate, Jamaican immigrant, Marine Corps veteran, and author. As a clinical trauma professional, she has made guiding military veterans, women, and marginalized populations through life’s challenges with resilience and strength a priority.

Crabb — who also offers services through UNLV’s Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) — conducts innovative workshops such as "Taking off the Cap: Transitioning out of the Military," "Superhero Stress Management," and "Superhero Relationship Management," which use the narratives of comics to relate valuable lessons in mental health and well-being. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast on 91.5 KUNV called “Let’s Talk, UNLV!”.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Hawaii School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Hawaii School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A., Psychology, City University of New York

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Tanya Crabb In The News

K.S.N.V. T.V. News 3
"A lot of superheroes come from really dark places, a lot of history around trauma. They're not perfect; they make mistakes." Tackling the tough topics of mental health is easier when it's through the lens of a superhero, says Dr. Tanya Crabb, a psychologist with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.
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In the latest series of Mental Health Matters, a focus on special resources offered at UNLV with hopes their conversation on post-traumatic healing spreads beyond the campus.
What Your Therapists Is Reading
On today's episode, we are talking with Tanya Crabb about her novel, Living the Dream, a military coming of age story.
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Walker Furniture has served Southern Nevada for decades, and a big part of their work is giving back to the community. That ties into the Well-Being Program at UNLV.

Articles Featuring Tanya Crabb

Josh Hawkins, UNLV
Campus News | July 3, 2024

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.