Tina Tessina

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      I'm a licensed psychotherapist in S. California, with 30 years experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books in 16 languages, including Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can
      Ruin Your Marriage (Adams Media Jan 2008) The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again
      (Wiley) and the forthcoming The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart. (Adams Media, April 2008)

      I also publish The "Happiness Tips from Tina" e-mail newsletter; the "Dr. Romance" blog at
      http://drromance.typepad.com/dr_romance_blog/and hosted a weekly hour long radio show:"The Psyche Deli: delectable tidbits for the subconscious." I am an online expert, answering questions at www.CouplesCompany.com and Yahoo!Personals at http://personals.yahoo.com/us/static/content_date.
      Blog/Web site: http://www.tinatessina.com
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      Licensed psychotherapist/marriage counselor actively in private practice daily
      Books/articles published:
      Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage
      (Adams Media 2008) 1-59869-325-6

      The Commuter Marriage (coming out from Adams Media in 2008)

      It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction (New Page) ISBN 1-56414-649-9

      The REAL 13th Step (New Page) ISBN #1-56414-548-4

      How To Be a Couple and Still Be Free (New Page)ISBN #1-56414-549-2

      The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty (Renaissance) ISBN#

      The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again (Wiley) ISBN#0-02-862454-8

      Gay Relationships: How to Find Them, How to Improve Them, How to Make Them Last
      (Tarcher/Putnam) ISBN# 0-87477-566-3

      The 10 Smartest Decisions A Woman Can Make Before 40 (HCI) ISBN#1-55874-614-5

      LMFT license #MX13629, State of California, 1979
      American Society of Journalists and Authors; California Assoc. of Marriage, Family Therapists, American Association of Marriage, Family Therapists, American Psychotherapy Association
      Diplomate: American Psychotherapy Association since 1998

      Prior media experience:
      Expert for major magazines and websites: Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Time, O: The Oprah Magazine
      Columnist for: Yahoo!Personals.com Dating Expert currently/ Publish Happiness Tips from Tina Newsletter
      CouplesCompany.com The Dating Doctor since 1999

      Educational background:
      Certification: Supervisior of Marriage, Family Therapy Interns 2002
      Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Pacific Western Univ. 1988
      MA, Counseling Psychology, Lindenwood Colleges, 1978

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