Tiara Fennell, MS :: Senior Associate Therapist

Clinical Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy, Northwestern University

Office Location: Bethesda; virtually for those located in Maryland

Availability: Weekdays, weekday evenings

Clinical Special Interests: Communication issues, high-conflict in couples and families, life transitions and adjustment, dating and relationship development, family of origin issues, depression/anxiety, burnout/stress management, emerging adulthood issues

Prepare/Enrich Certified:  No

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My Background:

I am an Assistant Professor of Couple & Family Therapy in the Department of Family Science in University of Maryland’s School of Public Health; and the Clinical Director for the Center for Healthy Families. I am also a PhD Candidate in the Human Development and Family Science: Marriage & Family Therapy program at Virginia Tech, and have received my master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Being a therapist is the foundation of all of my professional experiences thus far, and it is the work that motivates me the most in each facet of my professional life. I am looking forward to journeying with you as we work together to achieve your goals.

About Me:

As a therapist, I am a person-centered clinician that creates a therapeutic space where clients are empowered to take charge of their journeys. I believe that collaboration, effective communication, and leading with authenticity are the best ways to cultivate healing, and lead to long-term compassionate healing for all. Being trained in Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST), my therapeutic work is informed by all of the foundational systemic model and allows me to create unique treatment plans based on the needs of my clients.

When I am not working, I love to binge watch TV shows and travel. Given that I am not originally from the DMV area, I have been spending a lot of time indulging in quintessential experiences specific to the DMV.