Tatia Close, LMFT

Curiosity about human behavior has been a strong personality trait since I was a small child. My interest in how people adapt and change led me into the mental health field as I applied for colleges and attended Abilene Christian University. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with emphasis in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Most of my experience has been with pre-teen and adolescents as well as their families during difficult times. I enjoy working with adults and couples in helping them improve the quality of their relationships. I have worked in a variety of settings including a Native American boarding school, community mental health agencies, a transitional-living facility for the homeless population, a university mental health clinic, and a sex offender treatment program for adolescent males.

I am trained in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) technique as well as having a certification to facilitate the Circle of Security Parenting program. My clinical focus has been helping clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, relational or family conflict, attachment wounds, and trauma recovery.

I grew up in the Dallas area and have lived in Oklahoma the past few years; I am enjoying being back in North Texas! I have a love for learning, which is often fueled by documentaries, audiobooks, TED talks as well as an interest in alternative health and wellness. My faith is a significant part of my life and I appreciate the spiritual grounding that it provides. Other interests of mine are music, movies, spending time with my friends and family, and cheering on the Golden State Warriors!