Tessa began her career at the University of Calgary. Completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she started to work with children with learning disabilities. Tessa chose to continue her education, and obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at Campus Alberta – a collaborative program with the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University.
Human nature is based on the premise that every behaviour has a functional purpose, though it may not always feel that way. Tessa see’s that humans are hardwired to protect themselves, enabling them to create elaborate defence mechanisms. Often times, people seek counselling due to behaviour that doesn’t feel functional. These behaviours can create stress and discomfort, however, they did serve the purpose of defending you from real or perceived threats.
Tessa values the support her clients are given throughout their journey, and hopes to help them understand the feelings that don’t feel natural, and bring them closer to seeing their feelings ‘once functional’ purpose. Tessa wants all her clients to look at themselves and their habits with love and without judgment.
Company: Serenity Now Wellness Center
Phone: (403) 454-7600
“I am in this for the long game, I love the support I get from other women and I have met some wonderful ladies who are like me and just moving their companies forward. I don't have an expectation that everyone or even anyone in the group will do business with me, I do have an expectation that if I need a sounding board, I have a solid group of women who have my back and will be honest with me. I have a group of women who if I have a question or a resource need, someone will know where / who to contact and the referral will not be a skeezy sales person - it will be someone who is trust worthy and will do well by me (eg: not rip me off). I believe in mentoring, giving back and making sure we support each other. If I get any business on the side from this - awesome - so I'm probably not the average joe with expectations that this will bring me double the business, etc - but this group fills a great need that is out there - women supporting other women in succeeding in thing goals and dreams. Love what you and Darla are doing - keep doing it!” -Lydia Dahl