Tessa Fox, LCSW
Tessa is committed to the pursuit of personal growth and to helping others on their own journey, no matter their age or life stage. She has always been drawn to working with children and families and has been providing individual and family therapy for fifteen years to a wide array of clients in Chicago, Boston and the Greater New York City area. Her time has been spent working in a variety of settings and roles, with a focus on providing counseling, clinical supervision, program development and IEP case management, including:
Community Health Centers
Residential Treatment Centers
Hospitals (Mount Sinai Hospital)
Non-Profits working with at-risk youth
Care Coordination/Health Homes program development & implementation
School Districts (Boston, MA and Newark, NJ)
Working with parents and families has always been a driving force for her private practice. When she became a mom in 2016, Tessa realized how challenging the postpartum (and pregnancy) period can be and recognized how great the needs of new parents are. She noticed that many mental health providers were not asking about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (PPD/PPA) and few parents were able to share their experience without a feeling of shame or guilt. Knowing firsthand how difficult the adjustment to parenthood can be, she created a space where parents & caretakers feel comfortable talking about postpartum and/or parenting struggles.
Along with a specialization in maternal mental health and perinatal mood disorders, she has a maternal mental health certificate (PSI/2020 Moms). Tessa volunteers as a Coordinator for the New Jersey Chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), where she connects expectant and new parents with local resources and professionals specializing in maternal mental health. She is also a certified school social worker in NJ and acts as an advocate to support parents through the special education process in their respective school districts.
Tessa believes no one should feel like they are alone in motherhood/parenthood because it "takes a village." As the mom of two energetic boys, she knows it isn’t easy juggling it all and hopes to help parents throughout their parenthood journey.