Tina J. Rutherford
She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
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Years of Experience: 16 years
Washington University in St. Louis, MSW, 2007
Washington DC: LC50079316