WelcomeSo happy to have you here!

I am Tessa, Psychologist (M.Sc.) and Spiritual Coach and I would like to share a little bit of my story with you.

I grew up in Germany, being a good student and people-pleaser who can do it allll by herself, trying to do everything right while not having any clue of what I really desired or needed. I lived most of my life quite disconnected from my emotions and needs – always keeping myself busy with seeing friends, studying or working.

My body sent me a wake-up call in form of panic attacks when I was 20 years old and this was the opening door into the world of meditation and spirituality.

This was the start of a long, deep and also challenging journey back to myself, to my truth, to my needs, to my dreams.

I knew I could no longer follow my original plan of becoming a psychotherapist, and I felt that I needed to include all of these effective, transformative tools I learned during my own journey into my work. This led to different workshops, trainings and certifications in the meditation, energy work and somatic area.

My purpose and mission has evolved more and more when I truly allowed myself to follow my passions and my heart and to courageously stop living that adapted life.

& so I ended up starting my own business living in Portugal and I am so grateful for where the universe and my heart have guided me towards. I would have never ever thought my life would one day look like this (it wouldn’t, if I continued to follow my beautiful but oh so rational mind) and I am so happy that I can wholeheartedly say: I know that I am at the right time at the right space and I am so excited for what else is yet to come!

My approach

I combine my psychological knowledge and clinical work experience with meditation and somatic practices. Seeing the mind (psychology) at the same time as the body (somatic work) and the heart, intuition and soul (spirituality) is essential from my perspective to transform and heal on a deeper level.

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Qualifications + Education

2023 Trauma-informed Somatic Toolkit for a Resilient Nervous System | 50-hour accredited certification training in Lisbon

2018-2021 Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt | Major: Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic Psychotherapy | Master Thesis on Efficacy of Psychodynamic Interventions in Psychotherapy

2020-2021 9-months training in meditation and energy work | Elevation training by Bahar Yilmaz | certified spiritual coach

2015-2018 Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Trier | Focus on Applied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


2021-today Self-employed Psychologist + Coach working with clients individually and in groups online and offline

2020 Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (Heiligenfeld Kliniken, Bad Kissingen) | Co-therapist + crisis intervention | holistic and psychodynamic oriented

2019-2021 Research Assistant for Neoma Business School in France (Organizational psychology, Project: Dealing with managers’ neglect of upward voice)

2019 Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (Universitätsklinikum, Freiburg) | Consultations + biographical anamnesis | psychodynamic and psychoanalytic oriented

2017 Clinic of Psychosomatics (Paul Ehrlich Clinic, Bad Homburg) | Guiding group therapies in mindfulness and regulating stress | behavioral therapy oriented

2014 Voluntary Year of Social Service at a Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Waldkrankenhaus, Köppern) | behavioral therapy oriented