Tena earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Minnesota State University - Moorhead in 2021. She is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor for the state of North Dakota. Tena specializes in mental health issues faced by members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and individuals in alternative lifestyles. Tena also works with individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She is EMDR certified and is a Certified Trauma Professional who provides affirmative counseling services to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues. Tena is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She uses strengths-based client-centered therapy practices to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Tena believes that a person is most happy and successful when they are living their most authentic life and strives to provide the support needed for each person to reach that goal based on their lived experiences and choices.