We had the good fortune of connecting with Tia Brisco and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tia, what do you attribute your success to?
Networking. When I first started my business, I worried a lot about how I would get clients and how I would provide for myself and my future. Networking and conversations were the secret ingredients. I have a genuine interest in learning about others; this makes it easier for me to network with people without feeling like it is forced. My Motto: “Tell me about who you are, then about your business” Building those bonds with others allowed people to see me as not only a good person but a reliable resource. Every business opportunity I have ever had was given to me by simply conversing with someone about their dog or their grandmother’s favorite recipes.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My careers consist of many branches, all of which I love. I like to have my hand in many baskets, and I could not choose just one arena for my career choice. I have been a clinical therapist since 2015. However, I obtained my Marriage and Family Therapy license in 2018. While obtaining my license, I was working two jobs, commuting over 100 miles daily, and balancing relationships, friendships, and family responsibilities while studying for my exam.

As I went through my career, I struggled to find something I really liked to do. It was not until I left my last full-time position to start my private practice that my mentor, Jane, suggested I consider doing company training. One company turned into over 250. Now I am a corporate trainer and have been affectionally deemed “The Corporate Therapist.”

Aside from my private practice clients, corporate trainings, and substance abuse evaluations, I am also a graduate professor at my Alma Mater, California State University, Northridge. There is nothing I love more than educating students on being the best therapists that they can be.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My mouth is watering just thinking about all the food. I recently had a friend come visit for a few days and this is what we did:

More Than Waffles in Tarzana
The Getty Center
The Museum of Death
Pasta Sisters Culver City
Flappers Comedy Club
The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have helped me along the way. It would take me literally years to write everyone! However, a few shot outs:

My mentors: Dr. Dana Stone, Dr. Kimberly Spitz Marez, Jane Snowden-Galvin, Irasema, and my beautiful former clinical superivisor who is no longer with us Joy Bragasin

My Besties: Lytara, Ann, Nicole, and Arpe

My Podcast Co-host Will and The Good News Radio Family

My mom, my dads, and my entire extended family

Of course the clients and companies that allow me the honor to serve them. Truly a blessing.

Website: tiabriscolmft.com

Instagram: thetherapygrind

Youtube: Chill Will Radio

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