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Tessa Sinclair(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Self-care-Assertiveness- Relationship issues-Perfectionism-Family issues-Transition to new parenthood-

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Professional statement

I came to this work as a mental health professional after a lifetime of being seen as someone with their shit together, ahead of the curve, and was overall "fine" (cue burning building). Now I transform those years of experience into helping other high-achievers heal and recover from shame, loneliness and self-doubt. My treatment approach is strategic, holistic, and highly interpersonal.

I primarily serve successful leaders and senior level executives who look like they have it all; but are struggling internally with perfectionism, inner-criticism, and racing thoughts. My clients often start therapy about how bad they feel because they know they're fortunate and privileged, but can't shake the unhappiness no matter how hard they try.

My clients are super smart and highly motivated, with high standards for their work, relationships, and overall way of life. They often come to therapy because they feel stuck – which is uncomfortable and foreign, given how good they usually are at achieving their goals.

I help people get from where they are to where they want to be, whether that means being more fulfilled or better compensated at work, finding a partner, building healthier, happier relationships in general, or making a cross-country move. My passion is helping other's live their best lives, as I do her best to live mine.

Therapy with me is intended to be as comfortable – and effective – as possible. I channels my love for my work into the therapy, while safely and skillfully addressing my clients' most pressing concerns.

Tessa Sinclair is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Small Business Owner, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2016. The transition to a fully online platform in 2020 extended her reach, and she now delights in doing impactful psychotherapy work with individuals all over California.

Message to clients

Hi! I hope you're doing well enough.

Sometimes our pain can be hard to articulate, or our problems may seem small–especially in comparison to others. I really get that, and I'd love to try and help.

Your work can be frustrating, with so much pressure on you and so little gained in return besides the paycheck. Maybe a promotion. Overworked and under-acknowledged, you don't feel great, but know it could be so. much. worse. Still you can't help but wish you had more time, energy, peace of mind.

I'll help you change that.

As my client, expect to increase your insight and self-awareness and learn skills and strategies to apply in your daily life. A focus of our work will be teaching you how to "be" present with what is, without continuing to get hurt.

From years of personal and professional experience, I know how difficult – and rewarding! – this can be. I've been to many therapists myself over the years and attribute my successes and sense of fulfillment largely to all of this personal work.

I know how powerful and effective good therapy and focused self-work can be. It improves our lives and world.

If this resonates with you, please reach out to schedule a free consultation.

I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Then we can begin to explore your intentions and goals for therapy, and whether we're a good fit to pursue that path together. I look forward to hearing from you!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Talk with Tessa Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., President, Therapist

John F. Kennedy University, M.A. Counseling Psychology - Specialty Transpersonal & Somatic Psychology, 2016
Naropa University, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Emphasis Yoga, Music & Writing, 2008


California: 116943




Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care

Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Tessa Sinclair is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$190 - $250
  • Couples sessions:$275 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$150 (100min)
  • Family sessions:$300 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Insurance can help offset fees. Provide your DOB, Member ID and the name of your insurance; I'll respond with your Estimated Reimbursement % After Deductible.

For private pay customers, keep an eye out for your Good Faith Estimate (annual estimate of total fees paid; part of the No Surprises Act).

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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