For women looking to grow, expand and heal in their relationships. This group will explore here and now, relational concerns and desires as they arise in real time with others in the group. Connection and application made to life outside of the group.
For women of the Christian faith who are interested in the psychological AND in hearing what God has to say about the issue(s).
For Black women working with Black women, interested in exploring how we deal with the unique intersectional transference and countertransference that arise in treatment when working within our communities.
Congratulations! Clearly you are seeking a guide to help you move into your next phase of life. While I don’t (yet) know you, I am thrilled for you. You are probably aware that the only thing constant is change. If you’re anything like me, you have probably encountered heartache and headache during the change process.
After many years of leading students in classrooms, I decided to become a therapist because I knew there had to be better ways to cope with life’s inevitable ups and downs. Thank goodness, there are!! However, maybe no one has taught you how to transition smoothly from one phase of life to another? Or maybe you haven’t had a partner to support you with developing your specific transition success recipe?
As a human and as a therapist, I know that not all things work for all people. So, I make it my work to get to know patients just like you in order to help them live confident, full and unstoppable lives. If you’re interested in a therapist to help you slow down the racing thoughts, sleep better and execute with precision, schedule a consultation session. I’d be glad to support you with improving the overall quality of your life.
Tessa is a bi-racial (Mexican-American), first-generation college student, mother. Her love for therapy began when she had a therapist help her through difficult family transitions. Her experience with the power of therapy and how unconditional positive regard can truly help a person grow is what drives her to serve in this way. Being able to witness a patient’s growth, resilience, and strength is truly a privilege for her. She is motivated to serve this way because everybody can benefit from some form of mental health services. She wishes to contribute to the normalization of people of all identities, socioeconomic statuses, and belief systems to be able to access affirming and affordable mental health care.
Tessa’s ideal patient is someone who is open to change, and collaboration, and interested in co-creating the therapy experience. She serves as a guide to help patients use their strengths to decide their goals and to understand what works best toward achieving their goals. Her aim is to provide patients a warm and nurturing environment that is free of judgment. Tessa has extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community with a trauma-informed lens.
She wants patients to feel empowered during and after working with her. She wants them to be able to identify their unique qualities and strengths that were always there, but they may have just needed a little help seeing and experiencing them from within.
As a therapist, I see myself as a collaborator in an unfolding process of collective liberation. I take a holistic approach grounded in cultural humility and an understanding that our lived identities and ancestral lineages greatly impact our struggles and paths to wellness.
I received an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. I approach therapy with an interest in spirituality, archetypes, and consciousness. I am also grounded in material realities and bring a critical social justice framework to my practice. Issues related to racism, colonization, and assimilation are key areas of focus for me. Additionally, I have devoted several years to intersectional gender-justice work centered on the experiences of female, trans, and non-binary people, especially youth.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area and identify as mestiza or multiracial with recent generations of my family immigrating from the Philippines and Guatemala. Outside of my family of origin, I’ve found community through participation in DIY & QTPOC arts and music scenes and activist groups.
Tending to ourselves empowers us to more positively evolve our relationships, communities, and world. Supporting you in nurturing self-compassion, connecting to your inner-wisdom, and aligning with your personal values is my intention.
This donation-based, weekly event is intended to broaden access to those seeking inner resourcing and psychological healing from an Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach, which is a model that focuses on creating inner harmony. All are welcome who wish to deepen their inner healing.
I am honored to be a support to those facing difficulties and challenges in life. I am a compassionate listener with a wide range of clinical skills and expertise. I am culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, anti-racist, weight-inclusive, kink-aware, poly friendly and queer. My goal is to create a safe space for you and to guide you in exploring your internal world and the root issues to your concerns.
Maria is a first-generation Mexican-American woman who has worked in the mental health field and with the geriatric population for over 10 years. She has provided grief counseling, transitional support through life changes with couples, families and groups of unrelated persons. We are all individuals who require different interventions for navigating our personal goals and challenges/changes in life. The process of creating individual plans based on a patient’s strengths and resources is a creative process that helps Maria find joy and excitement in the work that she does. She loves that her work allows patients to build their tool box for managing phases in their lives. In addition to being a psychotherapist, Maria is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Substance Use Disorder Rehabilitation Counselor (SUDRC) and Zumba Instructor.
The Online Mindfulness Group for Teens will be an 8-week online skills-based group for high-school-aged teens targeted toward those with an interest in developing mindfulness skills. We’ll cover a number of topics, including:
introductory mindfulness skills
skills for navigating intense emotions
managing social media, substance and alcohol use
This group welcomes clients across gender, sexuality and neurodiversity spectrums. The facilitators are committed to the continual pursuit of culturally responsive care.
This group is run by Jeremy Prillwitz LAADC and Darcy Dittrich AMFT.