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Hi, I'm Tessa,

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living and practicing in Ojai, Ca.


I see my role as a therapist to be a collaborator, educator and guide to my clients.


I create a safe and welcoming space for my clients to practice reflection, acceptance and growth around your their personal obstacles. Each client I work with has a unique opportunity for transformation as we collaboratively uncover an dysfunctional or unhealthy coping strategies they are currently using that are causing them to feel unhappy or stuck. Through my down-to-earth and competent therapeutic style, my clients uncover personal insights and functional strategies to apply in their lives for lasting change.


My priorities are to create a warm space to share struggles and to teach applicable coping strategies for my clients to implement in their lives.


I use a well-rounded therapeutic approach by utilizing a variety of psychotherapy methods such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy. I focus on and teach a variety of healthy relational skills, communication skills, mindfulness-based strategies, anxiety-reduction strategies, trauma-informed strategies and resiliency skills. 


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #98868 by the Board of Behavioral Sciences

Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

California Lutheran University, graduated August 2014

Bachelor's of Art in Psychology - UC Santa Cruz, graduated March 2010

Certified NOLS Wilderness First Aid, September 2020

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