Tess Clark, BA

I believe that people’s stories matter even when they are complicated. Life can bring about different curveballs that take our stories to unexpected places. Therapy is a safe place to better understand our own stories and how we relate to the world around us. My hope for each client is for them to find healing through the power of understanding, empathy, and hope.

One of my main goals in therapy is to create a path toward client-led change. No one knows your story as well as you. It is my aim to partner with you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have a life we want to live and it is important to me to help you be able to meet your own goals. To help achieve these goals, I operate from a Cognitive Behavior and Reality/Choice therapy perspective. Choosing to pursue counseling can be a life-changing experience and I am here to support you throughout the process. The counseling room will be built with trust, hard conversations, opportunities to heal, and a look towards the future. It is a desire of mine for therapy to be a positive experience for all.

As a former middle school teacher, Tess is experienced working with adolescents and their families as they navigate transition, challenges, and unexpected life events. Her areas of focus also include anxiety, life transitions, relationship and family issues, and women’s issues.

Tess is a current graduate student at The College of William & Mary here in Williamsburg. She is on track to graduate with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. Tess has a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Tess is a member of the American Counseling Association and is practicing under the supervision of Chelsea Cassidy, LCSW.