TIa Pinkson-Burke



In her therapeutic work, Tia primarily utilizes an integration of psychoanalytic, constructivist, and relational theory while employing a strong social justice, feminist, and queer theory lens. She enthusiastically practices from a body-positive, sex-positive, and intersectional feminist perspective.

Tia believes that one's past informs how they interact with and experience the world, and healing takes place as one fosters empathy and gentle consideration for the past and present selves. She also believes that through the therapeutic relationship, people can improve their lives by gaining a better awareness and understanding of themselves. Therapy is a collaborative process where mutual respect and trust between client and therapist are central to the development of the therapeutic relationship. Tia strives to build genuine and earnest rapport with her clients early on in the relationship by being deeply nonjudgemental and always practicing with compassion.

Education and Training

MSS (MSW equivalent) • Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work & Social Research

Areas of Specialization

Youth and young adults, emerging adulthood, life transitions, gender, sexuality, identity formation, kink & BDSM, non-monogamy, fat & body size acceptance, housing & food insecurity, intimate partner violence, depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem issues, grief & loss, suicidality, trauma

Theoretical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Trauma-informed

  • Constructivist

  • Client-centered

  • Social Justice oriented

  • Feminist oriented