Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles
Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. (www.tinatessina.com) is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 40 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 14 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction;
The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty; Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences, The Real 13th Step , How to Be Happy Partners: Working it Out Together and How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free. She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog (drromance.typepad.com), and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter. Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, TV, video and podcasts. She tweets @tinatessina
My hours are 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. My fee for a one-hour session is $80.00. I do not take insurance, but I can give you a "super bill" each session, which you can turn into your insurance company for reimbursement. I do require 24 HOURS ADVANCE NOTICE if you wish to change or cancel an appointment without charge. This allows me to offer the time to someone else who may be waiting.
If you need further information, or wish to make an appointment, please e-mail me or call me.
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What do you love most about your job?
I love helping clients change, learn how to create happiness instead of stress, and improve the intimacy and joy in their relationships.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I lost almost all of my immediate and extended family by the time I was 18. I married at 20, divorced at 27, and then had to process all my grief. I found an excellent counselor and mentor, and eventually realized helping others learn what I had learned was my calling. I went back to school and got my Masters in Counseling Psychology, got licensed by the State of California, started my private practice, and went back to school for my PhD. I love working with my clients and I know I doing what I was born to do.
Why should our clients choose you?
Because I'm very successful at helping clients make the changes they want and need. Most of my business has been word of mouth referral, because my clients are very satisfied.