Change Rooms Practitioners
Tessa completed her Masters of Educational Psychology in New Zealand. Before moving to Australia she worked at the Ministry of Education in Auckland, providing individualised support for high needs students in schools. Tessa has lived in Sydney for the past 7 years. During this time she has worked in private practice, as a psychologist in schools, and delivering whole school interventions to principals across NSW.
Tessa’s skill set involves individualised therapeutic support, as well as being a skilled presenter. She is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, which involves delivering courses on adolescent mental health to up-skill educators and parents on how best to provide support. In addition to being trained in Mental Health First Aid, Tessa has also had training in the area of Neuropsychology, and suicide intervention (ASIST).
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH TESSA
Tessa has a way to make everyone feel comfortable. She is a practical psychologist who encourages her clients to adopt strategies and create new ways of coping. Tessa uses transparent and direct communication and has a focus on empowering those who she works alongside.
Areas of Expertise:
►Child and Adolescent development
►Social Skill Development
►Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm
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