I began my career in mental health providing services in residential care environments. I have worked with children and youth, adults, and seniors both in residential and outpatient settings. I have worked with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief and loss, and body image concerns. I also have experience working with substance disorders.
I enjoy a variety of activities in beautiful Central Oregon. I love to hike and camp with my dogs. In the summer I enjoy swimming and canoeing. I am an incurable rock hound and love finding treasures wherever I go. At home I enjoy a number of arts and crafts including sewing, knitting, spinning, paper crafts, beading, basket making, and many more. I believe having things in your life that bring you joy and not just important but are vital to a healthy happy life.
I am passionate about helping people find peace in their lives and enjoy watching people grow and achieve their personal goals. My purpose in our work together is to offer a listening ear, encourage you to clarify your needs and goals, and offer support for learning effective ways to manage stress, and improve resilience. I believe that the only expert on your life is you. I can offer skills and support, however, I will not tell you what you should or should not be doing in your life.
Currently I am studying somatic approaches to treating trauma. This addresses the physical symptoms and disturbances that are present following trauma. I particularly love working with individuals who have struggled with chronic or childhood trauma. If interested please let me know and we can discuss this more.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
OR LPC C5805
Tia is a fantastic counselor!
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I am so thankful for Tia listening to me and not judging me. She understands what I am going through and has provided me with ways to help cope/heal me. I will be continuing with Tia!
Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Tia has been an incredible support and resource for helping me process family and personal dynamics. She gets straight to the point and is direct when addressing issues and concerns. She has been attentive and prompt with responses as well. I would highly recommend Tia to anyone struggling with depression and anxiety.
Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tia listens and yet doesn’t waste time with idle chitchat. I appreciate that so much.
Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
I always look forward to my sessions with Tia. She gives fantastic emotional advice, grounds me in reality, and talks to me like a friend every time. Tia takes all the pressure out of counseling - you would be blessed to book her!
Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Thank you for the work you have done with me so far- I really appreciate it
Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Tia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd