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Tina Rutherford(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Washington DCMarylandVirginia
Anxiety - Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-Attachment issues- Loss, grief, and bereavement-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Breathe! I got you...

In a world filled with constant change and uncertainty it is easy to forget to breathe, slow down and check-in with yourself. The daily grind, career dissatisfaction, family demands, strained relationships, past and current trauma, self-doubt…the list goes on. Let me be your guide on a journey into true freedom and overall satisfaction in all areas of your life. We will explore your historical blueprint and recreate a design that is authentically yours. A blueprint guided by fearlessness and healing rather than fear, self-doubt and recycled patterns that no longer serve you.

As a licensed clinical social worker, coach and fellow human, I know the importance of telling your story in a safe space; to feel heard, supported, seen, and to allow the courageous process of healing to take place. To grieve, express anger, fear and to celebrate your strengths and personal growth.

You have the potential to change your life just by being your authentic self. Nothing more, nothing less, just beautiful, worthy YOU! If you desire a more satisfying life, filled with confidence, self-compassion and authentic relationships, take the first step by scheduling today.

Now accepting new teletherapy clients in DC, MD and VA.

Announcement: Introducing lavenderMind Coaching a short-term/ solution-focused approach available throughout the US & some International territories. Please message me to learn more!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Washington University in St. Louis, MSW, 2007


Washington DC: LC50079316 - Virginia: 0904013793 - Maryland: 14801




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Tina Rutherford is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$215 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Responded immediately to my initial inquiry and all other subsequent inquiries! I selected Tina to be my therapist as she made everything so easy!"
- Zencare client July 2022
"Tina promptly responded to my request for care and answered all of my questions during the initial consultation."
- Zencare client December 2022