Clinical Director & Licensed Professional Counselor
Tati is a queer Latina of Afro-Colombian descent and a licensed professional counselor (VA) and Clinical Director at The Wise Family. She’s also a board-approved Supervisor for LPC residents. Tati enjoys collaboratively working with teens and young adults. She believes that her role is to provide them with support on their healing journey as they discover what already exists within them, make decisions that feel right for them, and create meaningful change that they want for themselves.
Tati earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently working toward becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Throughout her career, she has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds in crisis stabilization units, community agency centers, outpatient programs, residential treatment, and private practice.
Tati is an LGBTQ+ affirming EMDR trained Clinician and Certified Women’s Circle Facilitator. She also writes letters of referral for gender-affirming medical care, provides coaching for parents of LGBTQ+ youth, and facilitates consultation for providers on issues relevant to working with LGBTQ+ youth. When she’s not working, Tati enjoys reading, photography, going to coffee shops, traveling, and spending time relaxing with her wife and two dogs at home.
**Tati is also a senior clinician at The Wise Family.
Tati is a proud member of the Inclusive Therapists Network. She is licensed in VA and is an approved telehealth provider for the state of FL.
“Supporting the mental health of the kids and teens in our community is one of the most challenging and also one of the most important jobs anyone could have. And I see your team doing it with both skill and enthusiasm.Our family could not be more fortunate to have found your practice 3 years ago.
Our kids are growing up but we still keep your number on our phone and we know we can reach out to your team if we need it. We tell everyone who asks about the WISE people at The Wise Family.
Thank you for doing what you do for so many people.”—from the parent of two former clients (siblings)— Parent of two former clients (siblings)
“Dr. Amy knows how to relate to children and make them feel comfortable. My son was shy in the beginning but Amy asked him a couple of questions about what he likes and immediately found a connection with him. He happily followed her into the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and performed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s because of her ability to relate to kids.
We had a great experience and he wants to go back! Thank you very much!”— Dad of 5-year-old assessment client
“Our clinician has been a tremendous help with family issues and getting our children organized for success in life. Highly recommend her.”— Mom of three young adults ages 20 – 24
“This is my 1st visit at WISE with my son. So far I am very thankful and impressed by the space. I feel light and comfortable here while my son works on his growth. I appreciate that you curated the process well.” ~ WISE Family parent— Thankful and impressed by the space