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Tina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Change Agent with a passion for mental health and community outreach. In her therapy practice she provides culturally responsive care to adults ages 18 to 99+. Tina’s therapeutic approach includes person-centered, psychodynamic, strengths-based and trauma informed methods. She recognizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and inviting full “humanness”, in her work; and the freedom to speak the unspeakable without judgment. She invites curiosity as a lens to journey through life’s most joyful and painful parts. Tina also acknowledges the sociocultural and political impacts on one’s overall mental, emotional, and physical well-being and incorporates close examination of micro, mezzo and macro level factors.
Tina grew up in the DMV, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Bowie State University in 2005, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. Tina has received post-graduate training at Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP) and is an active committee member with the schools Center for the Study of Race Ethnicity and Culture (CSREC). Her clinical experience has allowed her to work in a variety of settings, including intensive outpatient (IOP), non-profit/community-based organizations with children and families, the public school system, therapeutic group homes for adolescents, as well as 6 years with a group therapy practice in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC working with a diverse client base.
Following the 2020 pandemic Tina expanded her work to include both her solo tele-therapy practice therapyWerks LLC and t.ruth & muse LLC., a creative consulting company focused on wellness, content creation and capacity building. Tina believes in creating healing spaces both within and beyond the therapy session. She also believes that individual healing becomes collective healing.
*therapyWerks is currently providing therapy services in DC, MD and VA. Live outside of the DMV? Ask about my lavenderMind Coaching service.
Tina Rutherford MSW LICSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker