Change Rooms Practitioners

TESSA PRIOR

TESSA PRIOR

Tessa is an engaging and passionate Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She has a special interest in early intervention and supporting young people. Tessa uses evidence based interventions and works collaboratively and holistically. She passionately promotes mental health and provides support to empower young people in making positive changes.

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).

BOOK APPOINTMENT

Contact Tessa on [email protected] or call
Randwick reception on 02 9399 6399

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
►Anxiety
►School Refusal
►Depression
►Emotional Regulation
►Social Skill Development
►Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm

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CONTACT US

Email

[email protected]
Or use the following enquiry form

Call us

Phone Randwick: 02 9399 6399
Phone Balmain: 02 9818 7334
Mobile: 0432 168 373

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RANDWICK PRACTICE

Suite 3
206T Alison Road (note the T)
Randwick NSW 2031

BALMAIN PRACTICE

Gladstone Practice
5 Darvell Street
Balmain NSW 2041