For the past 17 years, I have been deeply committed to my own journey of personal growth and transformation. As a therapist, I believe my purpose is to support my clients with understanding their truth, increasing their own intuitive abilities to trust what is true and “right” for them, and help them reduce pain and suffering by cultivating more authentic connection with themselves. When we are connected with our truth and learn to love and nurture ourselves, our view of the world changes for the better!
My approach is holistic including somatic and transpersonal techniques to help my clients increase their self-awareness on all levels of their being – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. To help answer questions, such as “What is my purpose in this life?” “How did I lose my sense of self?” “Why can’t I maintain positive relationships?” We explore tools that include mind, body, and spirit to help empower oneself to help manage life stressors that creates profound and lasting positive change in one’s life. As a certified Clarity Breathworker, I often introduce breath as a means to activate the subconscious mind and gain insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist currently practicing in Pleasant Hill. I began seeing clients in 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Holistic Counseling in Oakland and subsequently worked as a bilingual therapist at a domestic violence agency in Concord treating adults and children dealing with complex mental health issues related to anxiety and stress from traumatic experiences, substance use, economic hardships, parenting challenges, and a wide range of multi-cultural issues.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Clarity Breathwork - Release stress and anxiety with the simple and powerful tool of your own breath! These sessions are longer (90 min) and accelerate your process of healing and transformation.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Tessa Barrows is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
If you have an insurance plan that includes coverage for out-of-network providers, I am happy to supply you with monthly invoices "Superbill" that you can submit for reimbursement (typically this covers a good percentage of my fee). Check with your plan directly to verify your coverage.
You may be asked for the CPT code in order to verify reimbursement rate; the CPT code for 50-minute individual sessions is 90834 and the CPT code for 60-minute individual sessions is 90837.