Hello! I’m Tina.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I have always been fascinated with relationships of all kinds. Since a young age, I was always curious about family dynamics, how people related to their friends, and how people functioned with their romantic partner. We are relational beings at the core, so when the relationships in our lives feel like they are in conflict, causing unhappiness, anxiety, frustration or not working for us at all, it often effects our ability to show up and cope in other areas of life. This is where my work with clients come in, and where I can best help clients find greater insight and more fulfillment. Using my extensive experience working with both individuals and couples struggling in relationships and my training as a Gottman Level 3 trained therapist, I work to help clients identify where they are stuck in their relationships, envision what they want moving forward, and help them to gain the tools they need in order to get there.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #106991). I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, and my BA in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and have served on the board for LA-CAMFT as their Recording and Communications Secretary.
I formerly was a CBT Group Leader at Life Adjustment Team, and have been trained in Levels 1, 2, and 3 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am the co-author of BreakUp and BreakOut, a book focused on helping clients heal and move forward after the loss of a relationship. Our book is now available on Amazon.
I have had the opportunity to work in various mental health settings which has allowed me to gain experience with a range of populations and mental health issues.
I began my clinical work at Cathedral High School providing therapy to highschoolers and families and then transitioned to working with teens and families at Evolve Treatment Centers helping clients recover from addiction and co-morbid mental health issues. I continued my clinical work as a case manager for a psychiatric rehabilitation team that specializes in mood and personality disorders, and currently continue my work at Life Adjustment Team serving as a CBT Group Leader in their IOP. I have been working in private practice at Playa Vista Counseling for the past three years serving couples, adult individuals, children and teens. For more information about our office at Playa Vista Counseling, please visit our website.
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