Tina Louise holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Bachelor’s of Science in Women’s and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker, registered with ASIST Suicide Intervention, QPR trainer, LEO Lecturer for the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, a social researcher, and an avid believer in the healing power of creative communication through the arts.

In her clinical practice, Tina seeks to provide a safe and brave space for wellness, inclusive of individual culture, spirituality and identity. She specializes in work with those impacted by complex trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, sexual assault and abuse, substance use, eating issues, interpersonal relationship challenges, life‐transitions, education/work/life balance.

She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma‐Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Art Therapy, Suicide Intervention and Acceptance and Commitment treatment modalities. 

As a therapist, Tina understands that psychological conflict can also emerge through cultural disruption, social injustice, and historical trauma. She utilizes trauma‐informed care to help clients heal, learn, grow, and thrive. She supports client’s treatment goals and objectives through honest examination of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgement. She sees herself as a guide along the client’s self‐defined healing journey, nurturing joy, hope, and a healthy sense of self along the way.  Tina augments direct clinical work with the process of creative writing as well as visual arts. 

She is an active and former member of numerous mental health and social justice related organizations and initiatives.  She has been a member and Co-Chair of Tribal Behavioral Health Communication Network, Tribal Representative State of Michigan Behavioral Health Advisory Council, University of Michigan Graduate School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors, AIHFS Circles of Care Community Advisory Council.  

Tina is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor’s Society), Triota (National Women’s Studies Honor’s Society).  She is a recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Award for Outstanding Service to American Indian Health and Family Services and the social work profession.