Tina O'Brien, MS

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA) – LPCC 6029

Licensed Professional Counselor (AZ) – LPC 18978

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

As a counselor at Flourish, I have the privilege of assisting my clients as they explore who they are, overcome challenges and live their best lives. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is very important, and I work to create a safe, comfortable and culturally-responsive space where my clients are free to express themselves. My approach to therapy combines creative counseling techniques such as art and sand play along with evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).  I find that the addition of creative therapies benefits clients of all ages, helping us express our inner selves when it is hard to find the words.

I received my Master’s degree in counseling at Monmouth University in New Jersey, where I trained under an art therapist and received advanced training in the healing modality of sand play therapy. I have worked with a diverse variety of clients, from seniors to young adults – helping them to find solutions in a number of areas in their lives. I specialize in working with those experiencing depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain or health conditions and those going through life transitions. I am honored to witness my clients’ truths and to see them learn and grow through the therapeutic process. Licensed in California and Arizona, I’m able to provide telehealth services for individuals living in either state.