Tessa Addison, LCSW, FIPA
Tessa Addison, LCSW, FIPA
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - 069280|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: I offer a range of fees ($125-210 for individuals; $175-275 for couples) based on financial circumstance and agreed upon session frequency. Additionally, I reserve a number of hours in my schedule each week for those in need of a significantly reduced fee. Please don't hesitate to ask me about that availability. If I am not able to accommodate you, I will be more than happy to provide a referral to an appropriate colleague or clinic.
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Are you struggling with career, relationships, or creative life? Unhappy with the way your life is unfolding? Anxious? Unmotivated? Sad? Together we can help you understand what's going on and what might be getting in your way. In addition to patience, empathy, humor, reliability, and both personal and intellectual curiosity, I bring to my work the training and expertise to work with both individuals and couples around a wide-range of concerns. Areas of special interest include interpersonal conflict, loneliness, identity crises, creative blocks, infertility, eating/body image issues, LGBTQ concerns, habitual procrastination, self-esteem, sexual difficulties, and the particular dilemmas of artists and academics.
My approach is individualized and interactive with a focus on long-term sustainable change. I take as a basic premise that you are more than a collection of symptoms or a problem to be fixed and believe that all you bring to the table deserves our full attention and exploration.
Self-knowledge is good medicine. Therapy takes courage but can help you, like nothing else can, attain a sustainable sense of well-being and a freer and more satisfying life. (For more information about my training, my philosophy, and how I can help, please visit my website.)
Email or Call Tessa Addison, LCSW, FIPA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01947
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are uniquely rewarding endeavors. Both offer the opportunity to try on unfamiliar perspectives, to eliminate habits and attitudes that no longer serve you, and to learn to know and care about yourself in a very different manner. At the same time, to examine and reveal your inner world, to trust another to share in that process, and to make the inherently difficult effort to change these things each require considerable courage and are possible only in an environment of empathy, respect, and confidentiality where the delicate balance between encouraging growth and respecting limits is thoughtfully attended to.
You are not a collection of symptoms, not a problem to be fixed, not an aberration to be re-shaped into normalcy. You are a whole person with strengths and weaknesses, hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, all meriting considered attention and worthy of full exploration. Therapy and psychoanalysis ought always be geared toward helping you?whether as an individual or a member of a couple?better understand yourself, find more satisfaction in your life, and become the person (or partnership) you would like to be.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
LGBTQ individuals and couples, Artists, Academics
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