Tina Gunn’s mission is to offer guidance and encouragement through mental health therapy to relieve patients’ mental discomfort and improve their well-being.
Tina puts effort in delivering positive outcomes for families. Her passion and drive of working with the autism and adoption populations comes from within her own family experiences. As a Bellevue University graduate, Tina is “passionate about exploring every option to ensure children have the opportunity to achieve the highest successes possible.”
About Tina’s family:
Tina has been married for 18 years, she has 2 children–a son 17 and daughter 14. Her husband is a computer programmer. Her son is a freshman and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. He plays the bass guitar and is autistic. Her daughter is a 9th grader. She plans to change the world she grows up. She plays the alto sax, sings, belongs to two youth groups, and is adopted.
Tina knows what it is like to have a special needs child. When her son was 4, he was diagnosed as autistic. She struggled with this–the word “Autism” rang in her head over and over. She could not say her son’s name and Autism in the same sentence for over 6 months.
Tina will help you.
Growing up, Tina herself had speech and learning disabilities; other children teased and made fun of her. You would not know it today when you meet her.
Tina also understands adoption and attachment. She adopted her daughter from Korea in July 2012.