Q&A with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Tina Tessina, PhD, LMFT


OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com interviews licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Tina Tessina (www.tinatessina.com). Tessina specializes in both individual and couples counseling and is the author of 13 books. Her popular blog, Dr. Romance, was named as one of Redbook's Blogs of the Month.

Below she talks about what marriage and family therapy entail, and what students should ask themselves before starting in the career.



Q: What is your current position?

I'm a PhD [Short Code Error: type value must be either online or ground]. When I got enough people, for example, with addiction problems, who needed the same things from me (in addition to their 12-step programs), I wrote, The Real 13th Step. When couples were fighting, and the same exercises worked with a lot of different couples, I wrote Money, Sex and Kids.