An Inside Look
A Licensed Professional Here to Guide you
My name is Tia and I was born and raised in Ohio, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology in 2006 from The Ohio State University. I decided to move to the South West after an opportunity to transfer with my job at the time. After coming to the realization that retail wasn't my calling, I decided to go back to school in a field that sparked my curiosity. I graduated with a M.A in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Argosy University. After living in the desert heat a number of years, I decided to move to the Pacific Northwest. I've lived in Bellingham since 2013 where I've worked for DSHS as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and currently an Intensive Mental Health Case/Resource Manager. Since I am still employed with the Developmental Disabilities Administration, I cannot see anyone who is a current client or immediate family member. Since deciding to pursue my independent license about 3 years ago, I've also worked in community mental health as a Crisis Clinician and as an associate counselor in a community health clinic.
Outside of work I enjoy a variety pastimes that seem to renew my energy including watching or reading most things sci/fi related, taking a nice moderate hike or hanging with my cats if they happen to be in the mood. I also like trees, a lot.