Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #93208; Supervised by Israel E. Perla, MFT #43965

989 40th St. Emeryville, CA 94608
(530) 918-8368

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
DO IT ALL

JUST DO YOU

 

THIS IS YOU

DETERMINED, DEDICATED & FUN!

You work hard and play hard. You either bring the party or you're the life of it! People in your life already know you're amazing, but ...


You want more. And better.

  • Recognition and appreciation in/for your work

  • Satisfying and meaningful relationships

  • Ability to speak your mind without alienating others

  • Clarity. About who you are and why you're here

  • Sleep, diet, sex and physical well-being

My clients get all that.

 

THIS IS ME

SUPPORTIVE, INSPIRING & COURAGEOUS.

I help my clients make peace with their past, and step boldly into the future they've been waiting for.

​I do this by asking direct and creative questions, and genuinely listening to your response.

You can say just about anything to me.

I notice patterns and themes, which I’ll share so we can find out what fits. Sometimes getting it “wrong” is the best way to finding what’s right.


I’ll highlight and reflect your excitement and joy so you won't miss it. And I'll let you set the pace, while I guide the way.

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I spent about 6 months meeting individually with Tessa to work through a tough time in my marriage and family changes and adjustments.  She created an environment that was calm, friendly and felt safe from the first meeting.  She had a great balance between letting me say what I needed to verbalize and talk through, but also providing, structure, guidance and resources as needed between our sessions. She is caring, thoughtful and nonjudgmental in a way that seems to come naturally to her.  After our time together I feel that I have more skills to respond to my current (and probably future) life challenges,

I understand myself better, and am able to respond and connect better to those close to me.

~M.L.

 

OH, DID YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LETTERS BEHIND MY NAME?

TESSA SINCLAIR, BA, MA, MFTI, PCCI

 

TRANSPERSONAL TRAINING

MA TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY

JOHN F KENNEDY UNIVERSITY, CA

"Transpersonal" literally means, "beyond the person." In therapy, this will mean we'll examine all the influences - inside and out - on your life.

JFK's program is highly experiential. We didn't just read/write about being therapists. We practiced. A lot.


I have extensive experience & study of:

  • Models of Human Development

  • Existential & Integral Theory

  • Group/Social Process & Dynamics

  • Non-Pathological perspectives on Diagnosis (read: There's nothing inherently wrong with you).

  • Somatic/Body-Oriented Approaches to Healing

CONTEMPLATIVE EDUCATION

BA INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES NAROPA UNIVERSITY, CO

I completed my undergraduate studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

I was drawn to Naropa by its diversity, simplicity, and commitment to educate the whole person - mind, body, & spirit.

As a student there, I received world-class instruction in:

  • Buddhist/Mindfulness Philosophy

  • Cross-Cultural Awareness

  • Somatic/Body Practices including African Dance, Feldenkrais & Yoga

I wrote my capstone paper on neuroplasticity, and called it:

Mindfulness & Depression:

How the Mind Can Change the Brain

EXTENDED LEARNING

EMDR, ENNEAGRAM, GUIDED IMAGERY, MINDFULNESS, SAND PLAY

I am a lifelong learner and always have and will actively seek additional training at every opportunity.

I have been studying the Enneagram for 10 years, and am in the midst of finishing up the Core Training program through Worldwide Enneagram.

I completed Landmark Worldwide's Forum and Advanced Course. Plus:


  • EMDR: 50 Hr Basic Certification

  • 30+ Hrs Financial Literacy & Integrity Coaching

  • CBT & Mindfulness: 60 Hr Certificate Program

  • Sand Play training & resources


YOU ARE NOT A DROP IN THE OCEAN.
YOU ARE THE ENTIRE OCEAN IN A DROP

~RUMI