Tim Tate is a licensed professional counselor & mental health coach in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In 2001, I had my first experience with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder). I wasn’t able to tolerate the medication I was prescribed, so I had to rely on myself for recovery. I began to practice a Mind-Body-Spirit regimen which included reading books on mental health, exercise and my own spiritual practices. I was able to cure myself but my depression came back two more times in a time period of 9 years. Each time I relied on my “wholistic” recovery plan. I progressively added new techniques to my daily rituals (most notably the practice of mindful meditation and a simple formula called the “Cognitive Triangle”) so that my “maintenance” plan has kept me depression-free for over ten years.
During that time I went back to school to complete a BA in Sociology and an MS in Counseling Education from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. I currently work in private practice and help individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression and seeking anger-management. I created a therapeutic model called WHOLOGRAM which I use to teach clients to become their own therapists. It includes evidence-based healing techniques proven to work for myself and countless other individuals. This is Life Improvement-Focused Therapy (LIFT).
“You are perfect the way you are… and you can use a little improvement.”– Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Tim is from Bryan, Texas. His mother was a nurse at the hospital where he was born while his father attended Texas A&M-College Station receiving a Master’s in Wildlife Science. His family moved to Corpus Christi where he grew up with a younger brother. He lived in San Antonio for some time but returned to the Gulf Coast because of his love for the water.
Before starting private practice, Tim worked at Northwest Psychiatric Hospital, the Juvenile Justice Center and the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. He has facilitated depression support groups and taught mindfulness meditation to children and their families for “Kids Get Fit” 501(c). He has worked within South Texas Mental Health Associates since October 2013.
Tim has done public speaking for local hospitals, the Nueces County Courthouse, various PTA’s, Leadership Corpus Christi, and the Laura Bush Foundation. He is currently a regular for Coastal Living TV’s “Wellness Wednesdays”.
Tim’s story of transforming his own life into a full and successful career in psychotherapy is the inspiration behind topics of mental, physical and spiritual health. His favorite subject is the journey of personal transformation.