Tessa Tyson earned her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University in 2007. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Development was obtained in 2005 from the University of Arizona. She has been working as an independently licensed marriage and family therapist since 2013. She considers it an immense privilege to walk with clients through the obstacles they may face as they journey through life and treats this honor with the utmost respect, compassion, and understanding.
Tessa has had a versatile work history that has allowed her to work in a variety of settings including an adolescent residential treatment center, private practice and university offices, community health care clinics, and a church counseling center. She brings experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families across a wide-ranging span of clinical issues. She specializes in helping clients resolve difficulties related to: anxiety and depression, marital intimacy and trust, life cycle transition, family/relationship discord and communication, grief and loss, infertility, post-affair recovery, and behavioral issues. Tessa has a passion in restoring hope through reconciliation and in teaching tools for balanced healthy living, spiritual integration, and increased life satisfaction.
When working with couples and families, Tessa uses a family systems perspective, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She is a Certified PREPARE-ENRICH Counselor and can provide pre-marital counseling and assessment as well.
In her personal life, she enjoys spending time with her family, her wonderful husband Mark and adorable son Nathan. When it is less than 90 degrees outside, she has fun in the beautiful Arizona weather by hiking, biking and playing tennis. Throughout the year, you may find her scrapbooking or crafting, cooking, or doing exercise classes, and ballroom dancing. She is a member of MOMS and participates in marriage mentoring at Scottsdale Bible Church.