A bit more about Tessa.
- California Endorsed Infant & Child-Parent Mental Health Specialist
- 6 Years of Experience in Early Childhood Assessment
- 9 Years of Experience in Early Childhood & Family Intervention
- LCSW, State of California
- Education: Columbia University School of Social Work- MSW; Middlebury College BA
Work Experience: I love working with families. I hold a California License in Clinical Social work and I have been working with young children and their families for over nine years. I have specific experience working in early infant development & providing therapeutic services to families with children ages 0-5. I have great knowledge of local resources and early childhood systems of care. I am passionate about making our systems of care work during the early childhood years. I launched practice primarily to serve preemies and medically fragile infants during the first five years conducting home-based developmental monitoring, infant parent therapy and developmental assessment. This has expanded to work with children and families across the spectrum of development and behavioral needs.
Education & Training: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. I completed my fellowship in Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health with University of Massachusetts Boston in Napa in April 2012. I have been taught by the leaders of the infant/early childhood mental health field. This includes amazing faculty such as Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton, MD; researcher Ed Tronick, PhD; Bruce Perry MD, PhD from ChildTrauma Academy; Dan Siegel, MD leading pediatric psychiatrist and many more! My graduate work specialized in children and families at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. As an undergraduate, I studied psychology at Middlebury College in Vermont. Originally from the East Coast, I'm proud to call San Francisco my home. I've now been working with families and children in the Bay Area since 2006.