Therapist Profile

Tina B. Tessina, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1055 Junipero Avenue Long Beach, CA 90804 USA
(562) 438-8077
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT, California

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As author of 13 self-help books published in 17 languages, I am an internationally recognized expert on women's issues relationships, sex, and lifestyles.

I offer a FREE initial session. I am a specialist in recovery from addiction, and also in all kinds of relationships, including Step-Families, Non-Co- Dependent, Alternative lifestyles, and Ethnically/Culturally Mixed.

    Recent books: "It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction" (New Page) ISBN 1-56414-548-4 "How To Be a Couple and Still Be Free" (New Page)"ISBN #1-56414-549-2 "The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again" (Wiley) ISBN#0-02-862454-8 "Gay Relationships: How to Find Them, How To Improve Them, How to Make Them Last (Tarcher/Putnam) ISBN# 0-87477-566-3 "The REAL 13th Step" (Career Press) ISBN #1-56414-548-4 "The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty"(Renaissance)ISBN# 1-58063-181-9 "The 10 Smartest Decisions A Woman Can Make Before 40" (HCI) ISBN#1-55874-614-5 (also in 16 languages)

About My Practice

Office Hours
M-W-F 2:00 -9:00 PM
Individual, Group and Couples Counseling Lectures and Workshops Author of 13 books in 17 languages
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


PhD, Counseling Psychology, Pacific Western University MA, Counseling Psychology, The Lindenwood Colleges BA, Sociology, The Lindenwood Colleges

Area of Specialty

CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Step/Blended Families


Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Self Psychology
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Transpersonal Psychology
Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Assn.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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