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Dr. Tina Tessina (LMFT,MFT,PhD)
I am a licensed psychotherapist in S. California, with over 30 years experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction ; How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free ; The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again The Real 13th Step: Discovering Self-Confidence, Self-Reliance and Independence Beyond the Twelve Step Programs ; Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The Commuter Marriage, and my newest, Lovestyles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She publishes “Happiness Tips from Tina”, an e-mail newsletter, and the “Dr. Romance Blog.” Online, I am“Dr. Romance” with columns at Divorce360.com, Wellsphere.com and Yahoo Personals, as well as a Redbook Love Network expert, and a frequent guest on radio and such TV shows as “Oprah”, “Larry King Live” and ABC News. Tweet me @tinatessina and please like my "Dr. Romance Facebook Page
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
I am grateful for the lessons of my life. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that a meaningful life is about growing your soul, and it happens slowly, in the process of engaging life.
My own soul was battered early, when all the closest people in family died during my teenage years, and I was left alone, terrified, without money, education or an idea of what to do. I just stumbled through the days, months and years, too afraid to feel what I feared was inside me, grasping at the wrong lifelines, and clinging to the wrong people until, divorced, bereft, suicidal, and single, at age 27, I entered therapy and began to develop my soul is through exploring my feelings. It would save my life, and be the basis for a personal renaissance. As I searched for meaning and purpose, I began to understand I’d been put on Earth to learn and grow, and to use what I’d learned in the process of healing myself to help others. Forty years later, I find that sense of purpose is still serving me well, and has been the source of many blessings.
Dr. Tina Tessina
Dr. Tina Tessina
Between $51-80 per session