tia@walnutpsychotherapycenter.com

 

Tia Pinkson-Burke, MSS, LSW

 

In my therapeutic work I primarily utilize an integration of psychoanalytic, constructivist, and relational theory while employing a strong social justice, feminist, and queer theory lens. I enthusiastically practice from a body-positive, sex-positive, and intersectional feminist perspective. I believe that one’s past informs how they interact with and experience the world and healing takes place as one fosters empathy and gentle consideration for their past and present selves. I also believe through the therapeutic relationship people can improve their lives by gaining a better awareness and understanding of themselves. Therapy is a collaborative process where mutual respect and trust between client and therapist are central to the development of the therapeutic relationship. I strive to build genuine and earnest rapport with my clients early on in the relationship by being deeply nonjudgmental and always practicing with compassion.

 

 

TRAINING & EDUCATION

MSS (MSW equivalent)

Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research

Bryn Mawr College

 

Tia is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the Philadelphia Society for Clinical Social Work.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Youth and Young Adults, Emerging Adulthood, Life Transitions, Gender/Sexual Identity Formation, Kink/BDSM, Poly/Non-monogamy, Fat/Body Size Acceptance, Housing/Food Insecurity, Intimate Partner and Family Violence, Sexual Violence, Depression, Anxiety, Family of Origin Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Suicidality, Trauma.

 

THEORETICAL ORIENTATION

Psychodynamic, Constructivist, Relational, Trauma-Informed, Client-Centered, Social Justice and Feminist Oriented.