Tina is a wife of over 30 years to a retired United States Marine. Together they have 3 adult male children, one of which served in the United States Marine Corps and one currently serving in the US Air Force. Due to Tina’s husband’s military service, Tina has had the honor and privilege of living all around the country and traveling all around the world while her husband served in the Military.
In her professional career, Tina has worked with the Department of Defense as well as Federally Funded Head Start programs in a variety of capacities around the country. For over 30 years Tina worked as a teacher while simultaneously working in the field of behavior and mental health. Her work experience also includes working as an adjunct professor for Northampton Community College for 5 years lending her teaching expertise in Early Education and Childhood Development to future teachers 0-4th grade. Within her career she independently owned and operated child development programs for children with developmental disabilities and delays, in different parts of the country.
As a Child Development Specialist and Behavioral Health Consultant Tina specialized in Child Development cognitive delays, developmental disabilities and childhood trauma. As a Child Development Specialist Tina also worked with children and adolescents within the autism spectrum as well as ADHD/ADD etc. Tina is certified in Multi Systemic Therapy which focuses on the whole family system as well as the ecosystem centered around the child and family.
Tina received her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona University Global Campus in Social Science with a concentration in Education. Tina received her first Masters from Northcentral University in Education Administration with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. Tina received her 2nd Masters from Northcentral University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Tina became interested in working in mental health from her experience as a military wife after seeing how war affected military families. Her decision to earn a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy was further confirmed as she witnessed first hand the effects of drug addiction, mental illness and incarceration on families within the communities in which she taught.