A PSYCHOLOGIST WHO WILL HELP YOU UNLEASH YOUR INNER AWESOMENESS


AND TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE UNTIL YOU SAY UNCLE… OR DOOKIE A RAINBOW, WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.

Greetings, hi, hello! It’s nice to make your “e”cquaintance. My name is Tiff Tuttle and I like you. I mean, as long as you don’t pinch babies and push old people down, I like you.

I am a clinical psychologist with a doctorate degree and all that, and I love my job (serious love times). I get to hear amazing stories from everyday people like you and me who struggle with life sometimes. I witness people transform their lives and move from depressive, shit, aggro, misery-ville to happy, joy, energized, fulfillment-town. I hear it all and I witness growth.

I am devoted to helping others overcome depression, anxiety, insecurity, fear, relationship difficulties, and past trauma (+plus+ anything else keeping you down). My goal with this blog is to help you become the happiest, most baddest assed, and supremely amazing human being you can be. The reality is, we share a collective heartbeat. We all get embarrassed if there is a booger on our nose we don’t know about, or if a fart comes out during sex. We all want to find someone who understands us, who “gets” us, who loves us, and similarly, we want to give love back. We want to feel competent, and we all seek meaning. One of my sayings is “You Deserve Happiness Now.” Your amazing mind wants you to be healthy and to be happy, and it is 100% absolutely possible. No matter who you are, where you came from, what your past may be, you-deserve-happiness-now. Read along and let me help you find out what this looks like. I’ll throw in some jokes about butts, cunty acting people, and penises (like it’s worth over girth any day), to keep things interesting. You provide the authenticity and willingness to grow, I’ll bring the knowledge and low-brow humor. Deal?!

++++ Also, please check out “the Book” section to download my free book. Free can be good or bad. Good like in hugs, bad like in herpes. This is the good kind of free. You might really dig it because it’s designed to help you live more awesomely! Check it out and PEACE++++

*PLEASE NOTE* Dr. Tiff is not accepting new clients at this time. I recommend searching www.psychologytoday.com to find a local clinician that may be able to help. You can type in your zip code and a bunch of practitioners in your area will come up. You’ll be able to read their profiles, see their picture, specialties, years in practice, insurance accepted and more.

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  • WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS… MAKE LEMON-GRENADES AND DESTROY ANYTHING THAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF YOUR AWESOMENESS.

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: self-help

    It’s been a while guys, but I’m back like the Terminator… or that armpit rash you thought was gone. Hopefully I’m less like an armpit rash to you and more like the Governator himself (without the whole boinking of the housekeeper part, that is). This post will be about attitude and why it’s more badass than a donkey riding a motorcycle through a ring of fire.

     

    Attitude is important because it’s related to coping. And coping is important because it’s related to how you manage/respond to your thoughts and feelings. And thoughts and feelings are important because they make up experience.  And experience is important because experience is life.

     

    Attitude as it is used here, by me @tifftutts, refers to the way your thoughts and feelings intermingle and form the lens by which you ingest, interpret and experience life. Basically what I’m saying is: Attitude represents the way you think and feel about everything!!!

     

    TRUTH BOMB #1- As a grown ass adult, you have the power to control your behavior. You are in control of your attitude. You are in control of the thoughts you allow that magnificent psyche of yours to generate. You have the power to choose how you respond to people and things in your environment.

     

    Being mindful of the thoughts and feelings that influence your attitude is a step in the right direction. Mindfulness is a whole blog post in itself, but for now, just know that it has to do with bringing your awareness to the present moment.

     

    Your general attitude is not something that developed overnight. It was born out of the depths of your past and it developed as your ability to think and reason took shape. Our attitude may be heavily influenced by our history and the environment(s) we were exposed to when we were youngins, but as adults, we are responsible for the mindset we adopt, AND for the ripple effect said mindset has on our life.

     

     

    TRUTH BOMB #2 –You can’t always control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you react to it.

     

    If you can grasp this idea, then you’re at an advantage for sprucing up your attitude. I’m not trying to take away your sucky feelings and replace them with only shiny bright ones. No way. There is a continuum of emotion that we have the capacity to feel and we should not deny our feelings. Feeling sucky is not always a bad thing. It’s normal and ok and necessary to help us get through the difficult things in life. The “Ya gotta feel it to heal it” thing I’ve mentioned before. But getting stuck feeling sucky isn’t so good. To avoid this, you need to use that attitude of yours to pull yourself up-and-out of that doo-doo mood you may find yourself in.

     

    ACCEPTANCE and GRATITUDE are two muscles that you need (need, need, need, neeeeeeeeeed, NEED!!!) to develop if you want to have a positive attitude and get out of shit moods when they come around. Having a positive attitude simply means incorporating acceptance and gratitude into your everyday life. Readily doing so will reduce your stress and increase the feelings of happiness and meaning you are able to glean.

     

    The beauty here is that the application of acceptance and gratitude is supes easy. Acceptance comes with understanding the first part of truth bomb #2- realizing that you cannot always control what happens in your life. This means that you need to LET GO OF THE THINGS YOU CAN’T CHANGE if you want to exercise your acceptance muscle. Then, there’s gratitude. Ahhhh, sweet, sweet, glorious gratitude. It’s such an easy and cost-free way to generate a personal sense of validation. It’s kinda like a mini-orgasm for your mood. Finding things to be grateful for does the body oh, so good. It relieves stress, enhances coping skills and promotes optimism and wellbeing. So why wouldn’t you want to do it? The answer is because sometimes when we are in emotional pain, we develop a narrow view and can’t see beyond its limits. Having such a narrow/small/closed point of view limits our ability to experience gratitude because we are so self-focused and unable to see outside of ourselves (at the time). That’s okay; sometimes that’s just part of the process. BUT, if you want to get unstuck, you have to broaden your scope. Finding things in your life to be grateful for will do just that.

     

    TRUTH BOMB #3- If you have a pulse and the cognitive capacity to understand this blog, you have a lot to be grateful for.

     

    When you feel bad, or notice yourself having a negative attitude about something, train yourself to realize how lucky you are to have all that you do (that’s mindfulness). At the very least, having all 5 senses is absolutely cause enough for gratitude, not to mention having a roof over your head, a refrigerator with food- or a taco bell down the road maybe, clothes to keep you warm, friends and family that love you… etc. Somewhere right now, there is someone in a position that would love to have the “problems” you do, or the stressors you have. Realize that and your view will go from narrow to wide. I’m not criticizing you for losing sight of all the things you have to be grateful for. I’m really not. I’m just reminding you that if you feel like dung, exercising your gratitude muscle is a remedy to change your shit mood into a better one. The title says, “When Life Gives You Lemons… Make Lemon Grenades and Destroy Anything That Stands In The Way of Your Awesomeness,” and often times it’s you creating your own obstacle. So be mindful and aware of the times when your crap feelings impair your ability to see the big picture (i.e., the things outside of yourself). Don’t pound yourself with lemons, just realize that you’re in control of the happiness you extract from life.

     

    Acceptance + Gratitude = Positive Attitude. And Positive Attitude = RAD’ITUDE!

     

    If you want to get rad you need to cultivate your rad’itude, So, get those sweet cheeks of yours in gear and hop on the trolley to your positive destination! You-are-the-driver!

     

    I really hope you found this little ditty useful. Please let me know what you think and send me a (sh)email or (h)email.

     

    And last… a book update: I wrote a self-help book called “Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad,“ and I am SO excited to share it! I’m pretty much a spazz 85% of my waking hours, and my plan is to have it ready for release by spring or early summer 2014. I’m putting it out myself and will have it for sale on my website, as well as available as a free pdf download. I want everyone, everywhere to be able to access this baby. Stay tuned and stay golden you beautiful, amazing, wonderful human being you!

  • PEOPLE WHOSE MOUTHS YOU KINDA WANT TO SHOVE DOO DOO INTO.

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: self-help

    Not my classiest of titles, but hey, at least it paints a vivid picture. In this post we’re going to talk about the effects that the people who drive us the most bonkers in life have on us AND how we can take the power back (Rage Against the Machine style!). The way we can do this is by learning how to prevent these buttheads from taking control of our emotions. So, I’ll ask you to try an exercise and bring someone that drives you supremely berserk into your awareness. Is it your shitty boss who makes four times as much money, does half the amount of work and is not nearly as smart as you? Is it your best friend who is a total dick to girls but still gets to pork the hottest ones? What about your aunt who always wants to talk about religion and politics? Your sister-in-who won’t stop posting pictures of her shitty plastic surger’ied boobs all over Instagram? Or more generally, someone you don’t even know: i.e. the lady driving in front of you who picks up her cell phone and automatically decreases her speed by 20 mph. These are just hypothetical examples; now back to you and the person (or people) who make you want to projectile vomit hate chunks everywhere.Clear your head and bring these people into your awareness. Think about what they look like and how they dress. Think about how they carry themselves and what they say. Think about what their voice sounds like and even how they smell. Now stop and notice what’s happening in your body. Are you tense? Uneasy? Uber pissed because I asked you to think about this fart face? Is your heart rate picking up? Is your stomach in knots? If you experience any of these things, then you can see how much of an effect others can have on you. Point being: our intense reactions have an intense impact on our mood.

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  • RELATIONSHIPS – WHAT THE F00K TO DO?

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: self-help

    Hi everyone!!  How’ve you been?  Good?  I hope good.  Tell me good.

    So, a lot of people have asked me to write something about relationships.  Specifically, the ones where someone consents and allows you to penetrate a special orifice they have.  You know, the ones where you get to take the skinboat to tuna town.  I’m talking about “romantic” relationships that involve coitus here, people.  I don’t think I can adequately summarize all you need to know about relationships in a couple of pages, but I’ll try my best to at least pollinate some seeds of wisdom into your brain crevices.

    What does it take to get better at something in life?  Answer; it takes practice.  Whether it’s riding a bike, playing an instrument, or applying Juggalo clown make-up, relationships take practice.  Relationships also require patience, tolerance, dedication, commitment, and compromise.  People who tell you they never fight, or never disagree are either full of shit, cut-off from their feelings or have a one-dimensional relationship.  The truth is, it’s normal to argue and have disagreements.  Think about the people you love most in your life; your mom, dad, sister, brother, best friend, basement leprechaun who parties when no one is home etc. Don’t you sometimes disagree with these guys?  Don’t they sometimes piss you off ?  If you’re in touch with your emotions then the answer is yes.  Yes, they can make you bonkers and that’s normal.  Your partner falls into this category too because, ideally, you allow yourself to be close to him or her.

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Hi! I wrote a self-help book called Being and Awesomeness; Get Rad, Stay Rad. If you want to learn how to be happier, healthier, more fulfilled, less shitty, less dank, less bummed, and you enjoy low-brow humor, then this book is right up your alley. I've got a penchant for the irreverent and if you do too, you'll dig this book.

You can read about it below, purchase it for $5 right here (edit: sorry, all sold out!!), or download it for free by entering your email address.

Thank you kindly for your interest in my project! I hope you like what you read, and that it makes a positive impact on your life... I also hope that it makes you chuckle and snort a little sometimes.

Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad is the first book by clinical psychologist Dr. Tiffany Tuttle, who has a private practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In her attempt to take the “sigh” out of psychology, Dr. Tuttle breathes new life into the field by celebrating self-help. She is unapologetic about her sense of humor and uses it to keep readers engaged so they can learn how to enhance their quality of life. Coming to terms with the past, understanding how early attachments influence today’s behavior, conquering depression and anxiety, increasing self-awareness, finding ways to boost motivation and actually follow through on making positive changes are among the topics Dr. Tuttle examines in this useful, surprisingly wise handbook.

Being and Awesomeness is for individuals 18 and up, whether they are current or former psychotherapy patients or think psychology is a hot pile of doo-doo. If you have an open mind, a desire to be the best version of yourself, and can tolerate hearing someone be called a shitbird, cunty, or a weenie in order to illustrate a point, this is the self-help book for you.

"There is a shared emotional suffering among us humans. We need to learn about it, accept it, and move through it so we can live happy and meaningful lives. This book has massive chunks of useful information with splashes of potty humor all mixed together. Consider it a toilet of enlightenment that will teach you how to flush your problems away." –Tiffany Tuttle, Psy.D



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