Dr. Tina Furness-Ullrich

Temporary Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Furness-Ullrich, trained at Spalding University in Louisville, KY, receiving her Masters in clinical psychology in 2008 and graduated in June 2013 with her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.  She completed her Predoctoral and Post-Doctoral Internships in a primarily, psychoanalytically-oriented Private Practice also in Louisville, Kentucky.  In addition, Dr. Furness-Ullrich completed a two-year fellowship at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program in May 2013.  Dr. Furness-Ullrich's clinical interest primarily focuses on psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy.  This approach to therapy is process oriented where you work to acknowledge and build capacity to ‘know thyself’ as well as mediate, recognize, and celebrate your essential desires regarding yourself as an individual and yourself in relationships.  For Dr. Furness-Ullrich, symptoms are often your unspoken narrative. Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy will bring you to your words for this narrative.


Dr. Furness-Ullrich states, “There are many factors (developmental, biological, cultural, and environmental) that create the psychological landscape from which an individual may thrive and/or struggle as they journey to know themselves. Self-identity formation is not done in a vacuum but emerges from a dynamic cauldron filled with the complex interplay of relationships. Over time, patterns congeal from this interplay often enhancing and/or confusing our sense of self.  Sometimes we experience profound disconnection from who we think we are and how we imagine others see who we are, searching for reflections that makes sense and relational steadiness that can contribute to an overall sense of well-being. Effective Self-Reflective habits can ease internal chaos and is optimally effective when engaged within a psychotherapeutic frame.”  


Here are a few questions that highlight a Self-Reflective inquiry: How would you tell your story?  Who would be the most important characters in your narrative and how has that changed or stayed consistent for you, overtime? What do you desire...hope for?

Her scholarly and therapeutic interest is in the area of implicit/explicit processing, more specifically, identity and interpersonal formation patterns across the lifespan (also referred to as family of origin work). In addition to this, Dr. Furness-Ullrich utilizes various mindfulness/ meditative techniques when necessary, to help her patients with their self-regulation that in turn may increase their capacity to integrate psychotherapeutic material regarding their identity and interpersonal pattern formation.


Prior to her graduate studies Dr. Furness-Ullrich was trained as a fine artist, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture in 1977 and continues to be actively engaged in artmaking that includes Mandala-Making for self-exploration based on C.G. Jung’s Active Imagination. In addition, she enjoys writing and reading poetry.

Dr. Furness-Ullrich has been a long time member of American Psychological Association Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (NPSA), and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.  She received traditional, rigorous training in the foundational principles of conducting Psychological Assessment (from the formal battery to the domain specific) and formulating Diagnostic Impressions and Treatment Plans that include Researched-Based Therapies (RBT), all essential in guiding and maintaining positive outcomes for individuals and their families seeking relief from psychological suffering.

* Dr. Tina Furness-Ullrich is licensed with the KY State Board of Examiners of Psychology as a Temporary Licensed Psychologist under the Supervision of Dr. Jacquelyn Gilles