Sisu CounselingWelcome to Sisu Counseling Services, my name is Tina Lips, LPC, LMHC. Sisu is a Finnish word meaning strength of will or perseverance. It conveys fortitude amid life’s trials. We all encounter seasons of life some longer and some shorter in which we need help. My desire is to come along side people and help them find their strength of will – Sisu.

I have a desire to promote healthy relationships and empowering individuals, couples and families to develop strong emotional connections that are critical to satisfying and empowering relationships and to a life full of love and hope. The therapeutic process will be different for each individual, couple or family. It will be a collaborative effort tailored to best suit specific needs and goals. I place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and value therapy focused on the humanity of each one of us.

I view therapy as an art as well as a science; dynamic and unique to each person(s). I will provide support, encouragement, education, insights, observations, and challenges but ultimately it is the person, the couple or the family’s decision as to what changes they will choose to make.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt