Tess is joining Haverford CAPS as a second-year graduate student, pursuing her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Tess received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and has clinical experience working with young people in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia school districts. In her clinical work, Tess prioritizes her relationships with her clients and is a strong believer that individuals are the experts in their own lives. Tess is empathetic to the excitement and uncertainty of the undergrad experience and is sensitive to the complications and grief associated with COVID-19 and overt anti-black violence. She believes it is a radical act to explore one’s internal world and to heal one’s wounds.
In her free time, Tess likes to explore her own relationship with wellness (currently enjoying yin yoga!), connect with friends and other loved ones, and take trips to the beach when she can. Tess looks forward to building community with her clients, especially during this strange time of isolation.