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Tina Morse MFT is ELLEgirl's newest Expert!
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"However, L.A.-based psychotherapist, Tina Morse, reminds us that the whole concept, although previously unnamed, is hardly new, and that ‘partner swapping’ has been a Hollywood habit for years."
"Who remembers the film ‘Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice’? I remember this going on with Fleetwood Mac, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, plus many others,” Morse said. “The challenges that come with intense fame can be difficult to deal with for anyone, and especially the average person who knows nothing about the business. People in the spotlight share a common understanding of an unusually focused upon experience that can be both bonding and alluring.”
“Perhaps some fans will be turned off, but I don’t believe it will grossly affect his image. People are intrigued and want to learn more about the lives of celebrity couples in love,” says Tina Morse MA, MFT.
From the Hearts and Minds of others ...
"Divorce can be very painful and it can lower your self-esteem. Tina helped me believe in myself again and is teaching me how to take better care of myself. Now I am dating and creating a dream life that I would have never have thought possible. Tina walks the talk and is a wealth of information." ~ Kathy
"She's insightful, supportive, encouraging, motivating, and helpful." ~ Tracey
Dear Tina, "Thanks for counseling me. I feel that you were there for me, and genuinely interested in what I had to say. I got to levels that I hadn't gotten to before and I really appreciate that. You have a very loving presence and it made it easier for me." ~ Brent
"Tina, I love your insights. You are full of wisdom. A delicate beauty with insight like a wise woman beyond your years." ~ Sylvia
"Thank you ever so much for your support and encouragement. My life as a writer, is moving forward in a brighter light. You continue to inspire my life and heart." ~ Jen
"It has been my pleasure to work as a colleague of Tina Morse. Among the strengths that I have consistently observed while working with Tina (in treatment team), is her ability to balance rapid assessment of the problem, to the formulation and implementation of the treatment plan, while maintaining the ability to be an empathetic and sensitive listener. Tina intuitively understands what the client struggles with in terms of family of origin issues, current stressors, emotional states, social networks, physical health, coping skills, and interpersonal conflict. I recommend her without reservation."
-Cathie Pechnick, M.S.W.
-Department of Psychiatry
"Tina has a solid sense of clinical and personal ethics and integrity. She presents herself very professionally and is a fine asset to our organization."
-Friends of the Family
"Tina consistently manifested an honesty, forthrightness, and integrity that demonstrates a mature sense of values."
-Donald Barenfeld, L.C.S.W.
"Tina Littlewood-Morse was in a course which I taught on Alternative Medicine. She impressed me with her ability to write about the subject, and is very well spoken. Her writing is more typical of journalists whom I have known. She read 6 books on widely differing subjects and submitted not the one required paper, but 3 separate papers; one on Ayurvedic and Chinese Medical Thinking, one on Homeopathy, and one on General Care for her daughter and herself."
-Frank Chilton, Ph.D.
-Saturday Review of the Sciences
"I have known Tina for over 10 years. As a (former) psychology student, I remember learning in my child development classes that there are three types of mothers. There are those who immediately and instinctively form a warm and loving bond with their child. There are those who have a more difficult time but eventually succeed, and lastly those mothers who have great difficulty in forming this bond. As I watched Tina and her daughter, I thought here is an example of a mother who fits into the first group of mothers who really and truly know how to love and care for their children."
-Dr. Doris Leit
"Tina, I was undoubtedly impressed by your efforts and the quality of your work." Best Regards,
-Dr. Susan Olson
"I have known Tina for about twenty years. She is very bright, capable and competent. Over time, I have watched her grow and mature, sometimes under very difficult circumstances. Her determination and ability to follow through allows her to make great strides in each area she places her focus upon. She sets personal and professional goals for herself, and attains them. She has the same integrity for providing for her daughter and has proven herself an excellent, loving and dedicated mother. Her daughter has developed skills and competence that support her to be a very warm and loving child, whose comfortable with herself, and others."
-Dr. Beverly Kitaen Morse, Ph.D.
-Integrative Body Psychotherapy
-Executive Director IBP
-Paternal Mom & Grandma
"Throughout my time (as a former senior medical student at UCLA), I had the opportunity to observe many mother-child relationships in both normal, as well as difficult circumstances. Tina is exceptionally loving, interested, well-informed, and a model parent."
-Robert T. Fassett M.D.
"Tina is a self starter and really interested in the work she does. Her enthusiasm to learn and commitment to turn in quality work is well noted. She exceeded the basic requirement for this course in some areas, and is one of the best students this teacher has ever worked with in 30 years."
-Stephen Rosen PH.D
"I have personally known Tina for over 30 years and throughout that time she has been a good friend. I have seen her through difficult circumstances and have always been impressed by how she has managed to take adversity in stride, compensate for others shortcomings, and turn it to her benefit by making herself stronger and even more dedicated to be the best person she could be. I have seen her grow as an individual, wife, and mother, into the well rounded, self confident person she is today. As I look back on our friendship, I consider myself lucky to know her."
"Tina came to live with us when we were 3 & 6. She was like a big sister who helped take care of us. While she lived with us, she went to school, had a job, helped our mom around the house, as well as cared for us. We enjoyed watching her become a successful model and grow as a person. She always found time to visit with us and spend special time together. She will always be a part of our family."
-Alison Paige - UCLA Graduate
-Lauren Paige - Berkeley Graduate
"I have known Tina for 18 years and have worked 1 - 3 days a week for her during that time. She is a very nice person and an easy person to get along with."
"Tina was an active participant in the "pitching" of ideas."
-Los Angeles Bureau Chief
-KING WORLD PRODUCTIONS
LBN E-lert Levine Breaking News - LBN-NOTICED
“We are all capable of being teachers, healers and ministers. Tina Morse’s brilliant, new website Life Dr. helps on the journey. It is filled with hope and inspiration, just like her”. -----Best-selling author Michael Levine
***After catching the French Open with friends, Pippa Middleton continued her fun night out in Paris. First, she dined with pals on rustic country food at Cinq-Mars on the Rue Verneuil. Then, Middleton headed off to the St. Germain strip to party at Le Montana nightclub, which opens after midnight. ***Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stepped out at a benefit for the ’80s graffiti documentary Style Wars at New York’s 1920 Bunker Club, where they chatted with guests and watched people break-dancing at the bash, which was deejayed by Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz of the Beastie Boys. ***Carrie Underwood and fellow former American Idol winner David Cook sat down for a sushi dinner together at Sushi Roku in L.A . ***John Krasinski paid his fourth visit to West Hollywood’s Fig & Olive since it opened recently for a dinner with friends. The group, which did not include his wife Emily Blunt, sampled an array of signature dishes, including various crostini, rosemary lamb chops and desserts like the warm marzipan cake with olive oil gelato. ***L.A. psychotherapist Tina Morse PsyD, MFT - founder of LifeDr.com having dinner at Chin-Chin last night on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. ***N.Y. Giants chairman Steve Tisch and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross along with restaurateurs Marc Packer and Anthony Scotto at Southampton’s T-Bar at Savanna’s in NYC. ***HBO’s Michael J. Fuchs, Jonathan Cheban, Impulsive Group CEO Hank Freid and Julianna Melamed, and attorney Jonathan Goldberg at a tasting at the new Nobu at Capri Southampton the night before Monday’s official opening. ***Howard Stern and wife Beth Ostrosky dining on the front porch of East Hampton hot spot Nick & Toni’s Saturday night, while taxi tycoon Andrew Murstein and Nathan Lanescored corner tables in the main dining room.