"If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we can't share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace"

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Meet Tessa

*I'm not accepting new clients at this time*


People seek therapy for so many reasons. Maybe you're feeling "stuck" or you're looking for an unbiased person to help untangle complex life challenges. Experiencing specific feelings or behaviors that are unpleasant and uncomfortable can get in the way of relationships, work, and life goals. Regardless if you've experienced therapy before or if this is your first time and just want to see what the process is about, I'm glad you're here.


I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist who recently relocated to Los Angeles from the Monterey Peninsula. My passion is getting to know your unique and individual strengths even in times of deep suffering in order to get you back on your path of feeling well and whole. My goal is to get to know you and what's bringing you here in a safe and confidential environment. I offer a collaborative and solution focused approach to therapy to help individuals, couples and families make peace with themselves to live their lives fully and wholly. 

I work with individual adults and couples for treatment issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, and new parenting transitions. 

If you feel that we may be a good fit, or have more questions about me or my practice please contact me at (424) 330-7405 or email me at tessa@tessaaoyamamft.com

2730 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tel: 424-330-7405

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