Tuesday, April 21, 2015

About Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D.



Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. (www.tinatessina.com), is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in southern California since 1978, and the author of 13 books in 17 languages. 

In her private practice, she counsels both individuals and couples. She earned both her BA and MA at The Lindenwood Colleges, St. Charles, MO, (1977) and her PhD at Pacific Western University, Los Angeles (1987). She is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Certified MFT Training Therapist.

She writes the syndicated “Dr. Romance” blog, and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter. Dr. Tessina is CRO (Chief Romance Officer) for LoveForever.com, Online, she’s known as Dr. Romance, and TherapistTina. She is a YourTango.com expert.  She has written for and been quoted by Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, WebMD.com, TimeOnline.com and many other national publications.

Dr. Tessina has had her own radio show, “The Psyche Deli: Delectable Tidbits for the Subconscious” on WPMD.org and LeisureTalk.net. 

She also publishes the “Happiness Tips from Tina” e-newsletter; and “The Dr. Romance blog” http://drromance.typepad.com/dr_romance_blog, chosen by Redbook.com as a Blog of the Month.  Redbook said: 'If anyone can call herself "Dr. Romance," it's REDBOOK Love Expert Tina Tessina. With a Ph.D., eight books and 30 years counseling experiencing under her belt, Tina has a lot to say about the everydays of life and love. Get to know the Doc.” The blog is also named one of “10 Best Love Blogs” and “11 Best Relationship Therapists of 2014” by DatingAdvice.com

Dr. Tessina is the author of a number of highly-successful books including Gay Relationships: How to Find Them, How to Improve Them, How to Make Them Last,Money, Sex, and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The 10 Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After 40, The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, and Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences.

Dr. Tessina’s 35+ years of experience in helping people shows in her books, which are very practical, filled with reader-friendly exercises, suggestions, guidelines and examples.  They are simply and elegantly written and deceptively powerful.

Each of Dr. Tessina’s books draws on the knowledge she has gained in her years of clinical work with individuals and couples.  Each book was written as Dr. Tessina discovered a body of information needed by her clients. Her books are not mere speculation, but the concrete result of her experiences in helping people overcome resistance, fears and emotional wounds.  Dr. Tessina’s books reflect her conviction that everyone has unique talents and gifts.  The key to satisfaction in life, work and relationships is learning to know and appreciate who we are and to express that in the most powerful and beneficial way.  Difficulties in childhood or adult life often block, repress and distort our impression of self. When the blocks are removed, the person’s original spirit and creativity will become obvious.

Dr. Tessina’s books are about the many routes we can use to reach this clear understanding of who we are. Relationships, recovery, decision-making and dating are all motivating circumstances and desires we can use to unblock the gifts each of us inherits and develops throughout life.

Just out from Digital Parchment Press is another book that developed from her work with clients, The
Real 13th Step: Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the 12-Step Programs.

Click here to own in Kindle at Amazon for only $6.99 or borrow free for KindleUnlimited members.

In addition to her professional work, Dr. Tessina is a trained lyric coloratura, and she gives a yearly vocal recital. She also writes poetry, song lyrics (her songs have been recorded by several well-known singers, including Helen Reddy), speaks Spanish and some French, and loves ballroom dancing. She lives in Long Beach with her husband of 33 years, Richard Sharrard, ballroom instructor and choreographer.  Tina and Richard went around the world in 1998 as dance instructors on the Crystal Symphony cruise ship.  They spend the little spare time they have traveling, enjoying their 1913 California Bungalow, gardening, and their pets.

Connect with Dr. Tessina online: 
Dr. Romance Blog: http://drromance.typepad.com
DrRomance@loveforever.com https://www.facebook.com/DrRomanceBlog
About Tina Tessina’s Books:


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