Tess Rose, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Simply put, I want to help you feel better. Do you feel like you’ve encountered countless obstacles in your life, or like your mental health itself is an obstacle to feeling fulfilled? Are you self-aware and resilient, yet cannot seem to reach a place of stability? I work with individuals who are hoping to heal from deep distress, and connect to a life worth living. Your distress might have you not recognizing yourself anymore, or trying to cope in whatever way you can. You might have endless thought loops about things that have happened, or about the uncertainty of what’s to come. Your distress also might be perpetuated by the state of the world. You are not alone.
From a young age, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I'm sure it's less than surprising to hear that I witnessed close friends and family experience mental health issues, and that I myself now live with my own chronic and persistent mental health concerns. If you identify as a highly sensitive and empathic person, we can probably relate. For these reasons (and many more) I find my work as a mental health professional to run parallel to my own personal life and growth. I'll be the first to say I don't have it all figured out and that my life can look pretty chaotic at times. But I know how important it is to have support, to not feel stuck without a way out, and to have some sense of direction and purpose. As humans, we have the right to explore what that means for us individually and within our communities. And a lot of the time that means putting out fires first. In 2018, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with my Master's degree in social work. I worked alongside people experiencing homelessness to obtain my clinical hours, and eventually became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (in Texas and now Colorado- where I am currently located). I've provided therapeutic support to people on an individual basis, as well as supporting groups and couples. I'm experienced in working with trauma, substance use, anxiety, identity issues, relationship issues, mood disruptions, adjustment to varying life transitions or stressors, psychosis, and suicidality. I try to look beyond the identifiers into what an individual's life looks like, taking a holistic, human-centered approach. In all the work I've done, I have found myself asking the same question- how can we feel whole in our human experience?