Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Science degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of Calgary. She is registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and is trained as a Certified Sex Addiction & Trauma Therapist (CSAT) as well as a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT) through the International Institute of Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
Tina is also trained to assess and provide treatment recommendations for substance addiction disorders through the SASSI Institute and is a certified suicide prevention trainer with the Calgary Center for Suicide Prevention. Other areas of her specializations include addressing issues related to trauma, family violence, partner betrayal, stress management, self-esteem and interpersonal relationship issues. Tina also specializes in working with Indigenous population groups and inter-generational trauma. She has clinical experience working with individuals, couples and groups.
Tina adapts her practice to fit client needs but predominantly uses cognitive behavioral and solution focused treatment frameworks coupled with an existentialistic philosophy and Indigenous ways of knowing. Tina believes in working with clients using a holistic lens, wherein clients explore how mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects influence the relationship they have with themselves, others and/or something greater. This approach draws upon Indigenous knowledge that seeks to honor the healing journey of the individual and the sacredness of their being.