J. Tawa Sina

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Tawa Sina, PhD, LP

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

Tawa Sina is from Swartz Creek, Michigan and began working with students at MSU in 1998. She is a psychologist with MSU CAPS and is currently serving in the role of Interim Assistant Director for Counseling Services. Tawa Sina enjoys playing Words with Friends on a daily basis and is a member of Psychologists in Indian Country.


  • 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