I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico who has offered direct care for about 15 years. I have worked with clients with a variety of backgrounds and experiences including complex trauma, mental health concerns, life adjustments, coping disorders and / or substance abuse.
My approach is client centered and insight driven. Using a blend of techniques that suit your interests, I may offer cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, psycho- educational, mindfulness, self- compassion, and or somatic therapies to explore belief systems and resolve presenting conflict.
I applaud your willingness to talk to someone about your experiences. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I welcome the opportunity to assist you in problem solving or perspective shifting. I look forward to speaking with you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Cancer, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NM LISW I-08246
Tina listens compassionately and responds with nonjudgmental feedback. She has encouraged me to take the time to feel what I am feeling and helps me express what I can't on my own.
Written on Jun 25, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, and grief
Tina offers such keen insight into my thoughts and behaviors, and she’s really focused on what I’m saying, even when I feel I’ve been a little vague or when I feel I’m not making sense. I am so grateful to have matched with her, to be working with her, and to be learning so much from her keen insights. I love her very tangible and fun analogies to put ideas into perspective.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Tina has been very kind and offers great advice and perspective. I learn a lot from her and have benefitted from her help so much!
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I signed up for sessions with Better Help with no clear "big problem" but rather just this general commitment to needing to make changes in my life and thought that therapy could help. Tina was patient and encouraging as we just began talking and was able to help me identify patterns and behaviors that were consistently keeping me stuck. It did not take long for me to be in a place of awareness and having an ability to start making changes. What has taken me years of "intentionality toward becoming more self aware" on my own I was able to breakthrough in a matter of weeks with Tina. Very grateful for her compassion, her humanity, and her ability to challenge me without me putting up any defenses!
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
She is experienced and comforting. I appreciate her work in this field to help others and her passion for counseling.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Tina has been very helpful in assisting me working through grief, trauma, and stress. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Tina for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and grief