Tia Harden is the owner of Restore Counseling Services, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, whose focus is on helping individuals and families find solutions to life’s struggles. She received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Akron. Tia has been counseling individuals and families for over 10 years. She has worked with juvenile offenders and their families, and most recently, as a substance abuse counselor. She also supervises counselors who are working toward becoming Licensed Professional Counselors. Restore Counseling Services began as a part time practice, and has blossomed into a thriving practice that serves the Huntsville community. With years of experience helping a wide array of clients, Tia is equipped to help you navigate through life’s struggles to find love, hope, and peace of mind.
I started my career in the mental health, social services field in 1999. I started out working as a counselor working with female adolescents at what was then Three Springs. I worked by way up from counselor to shift supervisor to family service worker to director of family services over the course of 8 years.
I left Three Springs and began work with the Alabama Department of Corrections. I was a drug treatment counselor for 2 years before I transitioned to being a contract worker for the ADOC with MHM, Inc. Working with MHM, I started out as a mental health professional doing case management serving the population at Limestone Correctional Facility. I then transitioned to working at Donaldson Correctional Facility as the Site Administrator. As Site Administrator I supervised nursing, psychiatry and recreational staff to include managing inmates in population as well as on the residential treatment units.
From there I moved from the ADOC to Bradford Health at Madison. At Bradford Madison I was a counselor working with addicted individuals to include adolescents and adults. I became the PHP coordinator within the 2 year span that I started there.
I have 18 years experiencing working with adolescents with behavior problems as well as substance abuse/use issues. I have worked with adults that have been incarcerated as well as adults with addiction. Within those 18 years experience I have also taught adult education to individuals that were court ordered adult education classes. I have worked with countless families that were involved with the aforementioned identified populations.
“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.”~Virginia Satir
Hello! I am a mother of a beautiful daughter. I am a sister(twin) and daughter to one of the strongest women I know. I enjoy family time, eating good food and connecting with inspiring people! I LIVE to see and hear the successes of others.
Career wise, I started as a helping professional in 1998, working with the adolescent population. Over the years, I have worked in residential, community mental health and non profit organizations. I have experienced working with various mental health issues and substance abuse. I have an interest in spirituality and working with population who have experienced spiritual abuse. Although I have experience in supervising and mentoring others who have a passion to work in the helping profession, I found I am more passionate and wholeheartedly enjoy working with people in helping them find solutions to life. So with that being said… LETS MAKE LEMONADE!!!
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