J. Tawa Sina

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Tawa Sina, PhD, LP

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers; They/Their/Theirs

Tawa Sina began working with students at MSU in 1998. She is a psychologist with MSU CAPS, was the Training Director for 15 years, and is now serving in the role of Assistant Director for Counseling Services. Tawa Sina enjoys family, friends, community and she never forgets to feed the dog! She is dedicated to serving all students, but especially American Indian/First Nation identified students.


  • University of Michigan, B.A., Psychology
  • Michigan State University, M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Michigan State University, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Professional Interests include:

  • Wellbeing, Persistence, and Retention of American Indian/First Natives
  • Graduate Women of Color
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Training and Supervising Psychologist
  • Clinical Flow and Workplace Engagement