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.




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.



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.



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