Tessa Stuckey, M.A., LPC-Intern, NCC
Supervised by Teddy Nobel, M.A., LPC, LCDC
Being the daughter of two therapists, I had quite the upbringing as you can imagine. I was taught at a young age what it meant to take interest in others and how to effectively communicate feelings and thoughts. I learned how to listen with an open mind and a caring heart. My passion for people and understanding each individual separately has grown strong throughout the years.
I strive to create a comfortable and inviting environment so I can hear one’s life story, goals, heartaches and tough life decisions. I believe that as individuals, we are strongly influenced and affected by our surroundings. As a counselor, I hope to walk with my client toward greater self-awareness through his/her life experiences that lead to increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, mental health, and the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
I enjoy working with individuals such as adolescents and adults, couples/marriage counseling, parenting and family therapy. My interests include marital and relationship problems, communication skills, anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, addiction, behavioral issues, coping skills, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, self-harming, self-esteem building, trauma conflicts, and family conflicts. My approach takes into consideration each individual/family in order to address issues tailored to the needs of that specific client.
Professional Background & Credentials:
Having the desire to help others has always been second nature for me. I spent years exploring what route I could take and have finally found my home in therapy. I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts from Texas State University in 2008 with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. After years working with children in the school system as a teacher, I realized my passion to help was not being met. I explored the artistic career of photography, which I still hold a strong passion for, but still knew I was meant for something else. It wasn’t until I was sitting in my first counseling graduate class at Sam Houston State University that I felt 100% confident that this is what I was meant to be doing all along. With experience through my graduate program and a yearlong internship at a family crisis trauma center, I have gained knowledge and continuing passion for the good in others as well as my desire to continue to grow as a proactive therapist. I now have my Master’s from Sam Houston State University in Mental Clinical Health Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a member of the Texas Counseling Association. My clinical supervisor is Teddy Nobel, M.A., LPC, LCDC.
I am a busy mom of 4 very active boys, so it is safe to say they take up a good percent of my interest and time. I love doing fun outdoor activities with my family—I’ve even gotten used to lizards and bugs. We love to go camping and to the river for relaxing getaways. I hold my marriage high up in my priorities and so spending quality time with my husband is very important to me. I also enjoy reading, singing, traveling, writing and pulling out my camera to capture memorable moments that we can treasure forever. Aside from my family, I have a handful of very close friends that keep me challenged and striving to be the best me that I can be- as a mom, a wife, and an individual.