Tessa obtained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta. Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Tessa worked with people with disabilities for five years. She has always been passionate about working with people, and helping them realize their full potential. She carries this same passion in her work as a therapist, as she empowers people to achieve wellness in all aspects of their lives.
Tessa firmly believes every individual is capable of growing, making positive changes, and reaching their full potential. She demonstrates a deep sense of compassion and empathy for others, and creates collaborative relationships with her clients in order to help them achieve their goals.
In her work as a therapist, she uses a variety of approaches that include person-centered, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and Gottman method couples therapy. She is currently in the process of being trained in play therapy for working with children, and in EMDR for helping individuals reprocess trauma. Tessa works with individuals, couples, families, and children.
Tessa provides counselling services in these areas:
- Grief and Loss
- Stress and Stress Management
- Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Sense of Self and Identity
- Life Transitions and Changes
- Domestic Violence
- Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Relationship Issues
- Emotion Regulation Issues
- Living with Disabilities