Tia Hunter is a Graduate Counseling Intern working towards her Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She is in the last months of her master’s degree program at Capella University. Tia graduated in May of 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salem College. She works from a social justice lens and considers the impact of each client’s cultural background on their experiences and decisions to begin therapy.
Her previous counseling experience is in private practice, where she worked with adolescents and adults, both in individual and group sessions. During this time, Tia worked with clients of all backgrounds, such as clients with LGBTQIA+ experiences, BIPOC experiences, trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, conversion disorder, traumatic brain injuries, gender dysphoria, burnout, and dissociation, to name a few.
Tia brings warmth, humor, and a growth mindset to the counseling relationship. Sessions with Tia have a person-centered foundation and incorporate Narrative, Acceptance and Commitment, Cognitive Behavioral + Mindfulness, and Existential therapies. Tia is LGBTQIA+ affirming and a supporter/member of the healthy at any size community. She has also received training in Phases 1 & 2 of Brainspotting in an effort to provide another therapeutic outlet for those living with trauma, dissociation, anxiety, and chronic pain. Her goal is to guide clients through the transformative experience of putting their mental and emotional well-being first, in a way that is comfortable for them.
Tia has a special interest in counseling clients with chronic illnesses, chronic pain, and hidden disabilities in addition to the previously mentioned communities. She is passionate about contributing to these communities being heard and seen.