Tess has a deep love for German shepherds, huskies, and wolves. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her dogs, training and playing with them, and they bring her much happiness. She likes true crime narratives and listens to many audible books and podcasts to further her learning and understanding of human behavior and the world surrounding us. She also has a passion for teaching and the education realm.
Tessa Reynolds, LMFT
Tess is a psychotherapist with a specialty in helping patients with depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Her areas of focus include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused therapy and Mindfulness. She offers both virtual, one-to-one psychotherapy appointments as well as facilitating virtual Huddle Psychotherapy classes and small groups centered around improving brain health. She enjoys the curative impact of psychotherapy and developing and strengthening inner self awareness, understanding, and self-acceptance.
844-650-6665 ext. 1530
844-650-6665 ext. 1530
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More about Tessa Reynolds, LMFT
Tess originally got into mental health due to her fascination with psychology and the inner workings of the human mind. To her, there is so much complexity and depth to the mind, human emotions, and corresponding lived experiences. She decided to train and begin working in the therapeutic world out of a desire to help people and her community live healthier, happier, self-directed lives on their own terms. She initially worked with teens and loved the experience, and soon expanded to helping people of all ages- and increasing her positive impact.
Her working style with patients tends to be direct, client focused, and strength based. She encourages her clients to direct the treatment focus as they know what they need to work on, what areas of improvement would positively impact their lives, and what support would help them be successful in their identified treatment goals. She doesn’t push throughout the process. Rather, she walks along-side of her clients throughout their journey.
She identifies with the Mindful Health Solutions treatment approach, therapeutic culture, strength and skill-based modalities and the quality team aspect. She supports the ideal of providing access to quality mental health treatments, supports and psychoeducation, regardless of severity of identified problems or diagnosis.
She genuinely believes everyone needs support at some point in life and that is normal! Tess passionately believes that mental health supports should be easily accessible and available to anyone who needs it.
Education & Experience
Tess completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Sacramento in Sacramento, CA. She completed her Master’s in Marriage, Family and Couple Counseling from California State University as well.
She started her career working in group homes, treatment centers, and a family homeless shelter, such as the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center in Sacramento, CA, where she provided client needs assessments and helped clients with life skills such as effective communication, goal planning and incorporation of role play and modeling. She facilitated groups and worked with homeless families to provide support and assistance.
She was a Residential Counselor at Crossroads Treatment Center and Lane Education in North Highlands, CA, a non-profit agency providing therapeutic treatment and behavior modification services to youths struggling with mental illness. Her work included helping with life and social skills, anger management, healthy coping, problem solving, healthy boundaries and emotion regulation. She also worked with patients and guardians, social workers, and other agencies to provide collaborative care and communication alignment.
Most recently, Tess served as a social worker at Heritage Oaks Hospital in Sacramento and as a Crisis Worker at the Placer Country Adult System of Care in Placer County, CA. She provided crisis interventions and treatments for a variety of clients. She worked in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to continue to treatment plans and behavioral interventions and coordinated to provide outpatient support upon discharge from psychiatric facilities and for those in crisis.
Certifications & Memberships
- Member, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)