Tyler Martawibawa, Clinical Intern

Tyler Martawibawa, Clinical Intern

Personal Statement

My goal is to provide a space and opportunity for children and their families to fully express who they are and what they need without any judgement. I believe that children and their parents have a lot to offer each other, and yet some things get lost in translation. I hope to connect children and their families and desire to create a place where both children and their families are able to explore what it looks like to cultivate their relationships with one another.

I work to allow clients to lead sessions and encourage ownership and responsibility of their therapeutic work, because only clients know themselves best; children included. It is important to me that clients are first heard and recognized before being asked to change or fix themselves. 

Who I Serve

I’m excited to work with kids, adolescents, and their parents. I’m also looking forward to working with couples and families who identify with minority cultures or as multi-cultural trying to navigate and bring together the complexity of strengths and weaknesses from different cultures.

Treatment Areas

Adjustments and Transitions
Family and Couples Therapy
Multicultural Families
Racial Identity

Approach

My hope is that therapy can become a space where families can learn to interact with one another in a way that’s different from what’s already been tried. I lean towards a systematic approach that holds each person’s unique story gently and meets them where they’re at. I believe that just as every person is different, each family is special as well. We’ll figure out what works, what doesn’t, and how we can most effectively use the time we have together. 

Experience

I love people. My time as a section commander in the Singapore military helped me develop leadership skills that are tailored to serve and have fostered in me a discipline I hope to carry forward into therapy. I am privileged to be an international and third-culture kid from Singapore, and have lived in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Education

B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Biblical and Theological Studies (2017) from Wheaton College, IL

Currently pursuing an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (expected 2019) from Wheaton College, IL

Credentials

Affiliations

AAMFT: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

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