Tessa Martin, M.Ed., Ed.S., LCMHCA
We're a good fit if you want to release the weight you hold on your shoulders. The pressure to grow up, to fit in, to act like it's all okay builds up until it has nowhere to go and that has led you here. You might find yourself struggling with your relationships with yourself, your peers, or your body and are ready to explore how to become the best version of yourself to present to the world.
I am not here to simply understand, but to listen and help you develop the skills and abilities to not only understand yourself but develop ways to deal with the struggles you face daily. My approach to therapy focuses not on individual events, but how we interpret these events using techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). During therapy, you will learn to take a step back, focus on your strengths and what you can control, and integrate your thoughts, actions, and emotions.
I create safety and build rapport by showing up each session as the most authentic version of myself. I hope to create an environment you are excited to return to, an environment that brings calmness to your otherwise overwhelming life. Our space is made up of collaboration, patience, and growth and I serve as the guide.
• Master of Education in Counselor Education from Clemson University
• Education Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University
• Bachelor of Science in Psychology from High Point University
• Clinical Practicum and Internship experiences working with children, adolescents, and young adult females with behavioral, emotional, and anxiety related concerns in agency and private practice settings
• Previous research experience studying the production effect in children and how item by item learning can increase or expand
Areas of Expertise:
• Disordered Eating/Body Image
• Life Transitions and Adjustment
• Relationship Concerns and Boundaries
• Self-Esteem and Confidence