Welcome! I commend you for seeking out support and counsel for whatever it is you are going through in your life as it takes courage and dedication. You can do it and I am here to support you in your journey and goals.
My name is Tessa and I am a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or therapist in Minnesota. I did in-home family therapy, individual therapy and skills training for 3 years as an ARMHS/CTSS in-home practitioner. I also have experience working as a school based therapist for at risk students in the city and as a case manager. I was a mental health and long-term care disability case manager for over 2 years. Currently, I am a private counselor full-time and also a clinical manager for a children's autism therapy center in Minneapolis. I am a Christian Counselor as well if this is an approach that suits you, if not I remain non-judgmental and compassionate to your personal backgrounds and beliefs. I am certified in DBT skills training, domestic violence advocacy and in autism disorders. I served a military spouse for 8 years, so I have understanding and compassion for military/veteran/family transitions and challenges as well.
My counseling style is very empathetic, supportive and client-centered by forming a partnership with the client. I believe in creating a plan together with each client and protecting your privacy. I am respectful of differences and want to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate healing space for you to work on your goals or just a place to talk and process your feelings. As a counselor, I will be there to provide tools aimed at reaching your goals, to guide, inspire, challenge and encourage you to overcome, accept, or change your obstacles and challenges. I am here to help give you the tools and resources to make positive changes in your life. If this sounds like a fit for you, please reach out to set up an appointment!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #26216 (Expires: 2021-11-30)