Trisha Bularzik joined TriCity Family Services in the summer of 2021. Dually independently licensed in Iowa and Illinois, she previously worked as a school-based mental health therapist in large urban public elementary, middle, and high school settings.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University, Bularzik earned her master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed internships at Kingdom House, where she worked with Head Start families and a maternal mental health group for Hispanic women, and Kids in the Middle, where she co-facilitated both school-based and agency-based groups on a variety of topics such as divorce, grief, parental incarceration, and community violence.
Bularzik has experience with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, and depression. She works primarily using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Bularzik has also received training on the Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders Program and works with this population. She strives to use a strengths-based, trauma informed approach to help people process through life’s difficulties and empower them to effectively communicate their needs. By creating a warm, non-judgmental therapeutic space, Bularzik aims to empower her clients to explore their emotions and make their own decisions.
In her spare time, Bularzik enjoys listening to music/podcasts, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the Cubs and Iowa State Cyclones.