Advisory Board Biography
Tina Motley, LCSW graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 with a Master’s in Social Work and became licensed in 2009. After working with various populations, she recognizes her primary passion is counseling those who have experienced traumatic experiences. Tina has been extensively trained in a specific psychodynamic technique used to treat trauma called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is certified and an approved consultant of EMDR, as recognized by the international organization of EMDRIA. EMDR is used to treat trauma related disorders, such as PTSD. By using EMDR, clients have been able to alleviate anxiety caused by traumatic memories and develop a more adaptive perspective of their experiences. Because many clients who have experienced trauma also experience dissociation, Tina includes the use of ego state therapy and parts work in her interventions. In addition, Tina believes in the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to develop the necessary skills to regulate emotions, survive emotional crises, develop mindfulness practices and effective interpersonal skills. With these approaches and dependence on the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, Tina believes her clients are able to experience healing and relief. It is her hope that others find hope and are inspired to change dysfunctional patterns through their interactions with Fig Tree Therapy.