Clinical Program

Our Mission

TESSA will provide therapeutic services in a variety of formats to meet the high demand of our clients and the community.

TESSA has strong community ties with local and some out of state universities that provide clinical master level programs. TESSA provides a site for them to practice their clinical skills through providing therapeutic services to our clients in need. We have a wide variety of providers to include licensed, unlicensed, interns, and volunteer clinicians.
These services will be provided in the below formats to all of our community clients and at low to no cost for clients based on an internal scale and assessment.

TESSA’s therapeutic goals are to provide acute therapy to clients surviving through dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our providers complete an assessment to help plan for therapeutic services. Our clinicians will implore a variety of modalities from Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rogerian, Choice Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, along with Emotional Focused therapy, along with specialties in family and play therapy (transgenerational, strategic, structural, etc).

Services Provided

Individual Therapy

For both adults and children. We provide individual therapy based on appointment only. We have designed rooms for play therapy to accommodate all children

Family Therapy

We provide these services based on appointment only. We work to help the survivor and children to heal together.

Group Therapy

These occur on a weekly schedule and are available on online and in-person. We are always adding variety to our standard groups. All ages also for groups

Impact on all of us

Children who’ve experienced domestic violence often meet the diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and the effects on their brain are similarly to those experienced by combat veterans

In the United States, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. ii

1 in 5 Women will be raped at some point in their lives (a)
1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (a)
of Women report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (a)
of men report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (a)
Those who grow up with domestic violence are 6 times more likely to commit suicide and 50% more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.