Therapist Profile

Name:
Tina B. Tessina, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1055 Junipero Avenue Long Beach, CA 90804 USA
Phone:
(562) 438-8077
License Number
LMFT13629
Practicing Since:
1979
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
Services
Individual, Group and Couples Counseling Lectures and Workshops Author of 13 books in 17 languages
Insurance
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

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

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Step/Blended Families
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Self Psychology
Transactional Analysis/Redecision
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Assn.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity

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