T i n a K a r a g u l i a n
Tina Karagulian is an author, poet, artist, workshop facilitator, and spiritual director. She has over twenty years experience
as an individual therapist in private practice, combining collage and poetry to assist women in finding their inner voice and
express their calling and purpose within their lives. Her choice to become a therapist began as a young Armenian girl trying
to make sense of the emotional effects of the Armenian genocide upon her family and culture. Her journey to understand
post-traumatic stress led her to study various counseling perspectives, creative expressions, and spiritual traditions.
Through poetry, writing, and speaking, she is inspired to promote peace, creativity, and reconciliation.
Tina's education includes a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Social Work, and study in Spiritual
Direction with Direction Ministries at the Oblate School of Theology, as well as The Center for Spiritual Growth and the
Contemplative Life. For many years, Tina taught computer and UNIX operating system classes as a corporate trainer, and
since 1998 has provided workshops promoting creativity, spirituality, and self-awareness in Mississippi, Virginia, and Texas.
In 1986 and 1991, Tina edited two issues of Side by Side, a periodical devoted to equality for women within the Armenian
Apostolic Church, and facilitated an Armenian women's conference in New Jersey in March of 1991. She created and edited
Recipes from the Heart, a book of recipes donated by Harcourt employees and inspirational quotes by Ralph Ransom, author
of Steps on the Stairway. Sales supported Home Comforts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those with
mental illness establish and maintain their own homes.
Her poems and her personal story entitled Lessons from the Ancestors are included in the PeaceCENTER's 2008 book
Insights on the Journey: Trauma, Healing, & Wholeness, An Anthology of Women's Writing, edited by Maureen Leach, OSF.
Four of her prayers have been included in Morehouse Publishing's 2009 anthology Lifting Women's Voices: Prayers to
Change the World. Women of all ages include prayers on issues of poverty, women's empowerment, and the power of faith
to bridge cultural and economic differences. Tina's prayer entitled My heart is Full is included in Sustaining Abundant Life, a
women's prayer and poetry project that supports Women and the Well House ministries in San Antonio, Texas.
Tina Karagulian's prayers, poetry, and stories are included in her spiritual memoir It Is Time and New Skin, both available
November 2011 through Black Rose Press. Tina is available for speaking engagements, retreats, and workshops, combining
creativity and spirituality.