As a systemic therapist, I use a non-pathologizing approach that understands people and their struggles within their unique contexts.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
Supervised by Margaret Roth, LMFT
Tessa supports individuals who find that anxiety is limiting their ability to engage fully with their lives. Together, we work to understand the origin of the anxiety and develop new ways of coping.
Tessa works mainly with couples and relationships who are navigating life transitions of their 20s and 30s. Her clients are often interested in breaking intergenerational patterns around gender roles, sexual attitudes, attachment styles, boundaries, and other dynamics.
Tessa works with women who are stepping into adulthood, exploring identity and purpose, and building meaningful relationships.
All of Tessa's work is trauma-informed at every stage of treatment. She is experienced in working with developmental and acute trauma, as well as the trauma of living under oppressive systems.
Tessa uses a psychodynamic lens to understand how current issues and struggles relate to past experiences. This insight often invites greater compassion (for self and others) as well as flexibility for change.
Tessa uses a psychodynamic lens to understand how current issues and struggles relate to past experiences. This insight often invites the compassion and flexibility needed to make meaningful life changes.
Tessa's approach puts relationships at the center--they are where we can experience life's greatest joys and pain. The therapeutic relationship is the foundation for this work that explores early experiences and how they impacted your emotional blueprint.