Tessa oversees the clinical programs offered at Therapeutic Solutions.
She enjoys being a part of a team that helps change peoples’ lives
in meaningful ways. Tessa earned a Master of Science in Psychology in
the Marriage & Family Therapy Program and a Bachelor Arts in Recreations
& Park Management with an option in Therapeutic Recreation from CSU,
Chico. She has worked with thousands of patients over the years in outpatient
and inpatient settings.
She counts it an honor for her patients to allow her into their lives on
such a personal level that allows for truly therapeutic work to occur.
She loves joining with people and helping them meet their goals. She strives
to give patients the ability to take control of areas in their life they
would like to change.
Tessa believes the therapist is a consultant who collaborates with the
person and that the true expertise lays within the person who comes for
help. She gives her clients unconditional positive regard, empathy, and
respect, along with enthusiasm, compassion, and a belief that everybody
Community involvement is an important part of Tessa's life. She works
with programs that support senior citizens and those that bring awareness
to the community about mental illness. In her off time, Tessa loves to
bike ride, compete in triathlons, garden, and spend time in the outdoors.