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Tiffany Tsou, MA

TEEN, ADULT & COUPLES THERAPIST

Pronouns: She/Her

Location: ,

Language: English & Mandarin

Fee: $150

Sliding Scale: Available

Insurance: Cigna & Superbill for PPO insurance

Accepting New Clients: Yes

Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Professional Burnout
  • Couples Therapy
  • Therapy for Teens
  • Trauma/ PTSD

Hi there and welcome. My name is Tiffany. I am here to help. 

I am excited to meet you and begin this journey of healing with you. I will be your guide to finding the peace and answer that lies inside of you. 

Reaching out for help does not mean that you are bad, broken, or that there is even anything wrong with you. Therapy can be a safe space for anyone and can help foster a period of growth, help to process and accept change, or assist in learning and adapting. Together, we can work on it, no matter what the task at hand. 

 

Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, and Burnout

Maybe you feel stuck. Unsure. Impaired. Like you are struggling to identify your problems, yet you can’t seem to get out from under them or even navigate them. You keep a lid on them to the point that they don’t affect the other areas of your life. 

Anxiety and depression can be a heavyweight. However, I want you to understand that you are not alone. You are not your problems, and you are not your subsequent anxieties or depression. If you are feeling burned out, there is a reason. We will discover it together. 

In therapy, we begin to dig down to the root of your issues. Whether they stem from identity struggles, childhood traumas, seasonal changes, hormonal or chemical changes, or more, we can work on it together. Once we explore the sources of your problems, we can look at your subsequent behavioral and thought patterns.

We will examine how these patterns impact and impair the functioning of your daily life. 

Together, we will learn new coping skills. We will reframe your experiences and learn from them. We will identify your triggers and gain a new toolbox of skills for you to deal with your anxieties or burnout when they arise. As your awareness of yourself expands, we will work on building the life you want without your anxiety and depression. You will be empowered to live without your fears and burnout by connecting to your inner peace and your true voice. 

 

Therapy for Trauma/PTSD

Trauma comes in many forms and can mean different things to everyone who has experienced it. Trauma is often not the fault of the victim and can result in posts traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both trauma and PTSD can affect the lives of the survivor for years to come. 

You do not have to be trapped in this cycle of perpetually reliving your trauma. It does not have to continue to affect your life. There is a way out. With the help of a trusted and trained therapist, you can begin to heal from your trauma. Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space for you to share and explore past experiences as well as past and present feelings. 

There is no trauma too great to begin to work through.

If you feel isolated in your thoughts, feelings, grief, or PTSD, please reach out for help. We can reprocess your experiences and find healthier ways to frame them. We can find new ways to cope and forge new behavioral patterns and thought processes. You can work through your past and begin to live the life that you were meant to live. 

 

Therapy for Couples

Love is the most beautiful, pure human emotion in existence. It can highlight our greatest strengths, change us for the better, inspire us, fulfill our dreams, alter our moods, and completely reroute our life paths. 

However, love and partnership can also bring challenges. In addition to love, other skills must be developed, including communication, commitment, honesty, loyalty, and many more. These skills are not learned overnight, and no two people learn and move at the same pace. Often, couples find themselves on different pages in a relationship.

It is okay to feel off, and it is an excellent idea to seek help. 

Talking to a trusted, unbiased couples therapist can be a great help. A therapist provides a safe, neutral territory for partners to air their grievances and explain their positioning. As your guide, I will help draw out the answers and foster awareness and communication between you and your partner. I can help add a new perspective and process what each partner is trying to say, reframing it to be more beneficial to each other and the relationship. Therapy can help you identify your goals as a couple and find a mutually agreed-upon pathway and set of communication skills to help get you there. 

Therapy for Teens

Looking back, we can see that the teenage years can be some of the most carefree times in our lives. However, that is not always the case when you are living it, and it is especially not the case for all children. 

Teens can face tremendous stressors from many different aspects of life. They are constantly going through changes – whether that be in their bodies, hormones, schooling, family life, and more. Many of these changes are entirely out of their control. And often, at this point in their life, children and teens have not developed the coping skills to handle their current situations adequately. Sometimes they need help. 

Developing a relationship with a trusted therapist can help your teen. Therapy gives teens an outlet. Sometimes teens do not feel as though they can talk to their parents about everything— a safe, understanding, non-biased, non-judgmental place to explore themselves and their world. Therapy gives a teen autonomy and authority to create an identity for themselves in a safe space. It allows them to shed the ideas of the outside world, and begin a journey of exploring their inner self. 

Sometimes teens cannot ask for help themselves. If you see your teen struggling, please reach out. I am here and ready to help. 

 

Therapy with Me

Therapy with me is a unique experience. Drawing on my work as a case manager, a mental health therapist, and extensive training, I want to help aid you on the road to self-discovery. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to form therapeutic alliances with diverse groups of clients. I offer my clients comfort and hope and get to know them as people, not just their problems. I bond with clients during the initial phase of the therapy process. 

Sometimes, I attempt to tie clients’ hobbies and interests into their therapy work for maximized results. For example, I will include water painting or instrumentation into a therapy session for clients interested in those pursuits. 

I use a Rogerian approach to therapy. This is person-centered therapy with an empathetic approach. I like to assist clients in gaining awareness and insight into their presenting problems. I do this by tracking patterns, thorough discussion, and the ability to foster a safe, non-judgmental environment using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I also draw on my training in interpersonal psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Gottman couples’ therapy, and more. 

If you are struggling, please do not hesitate.

My own therapeutic journey changed my life, and I am confident I will be able to help you with whatever you are facing. Reach out and ask for help. I am only a phone call away.