“Getting to know my clients better so we can work as a team to reach their goals will always be the basis for starting a life of wellness. Serenity Now Wellness was born from the desire to not only be my own boss but to be a witness to the remarkable successes of my clients.”
Tessa Burns Martin began her career at the University of Calgary. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she began working with children with learning disabilities. She chose to continue her education, and obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at Campus Alberta, a collaborative program with the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University.
Human nature is based on the premise that every behaviour has a functional purpose, though it may not always feel that way. Tessa sees that humans are hardwired to protect themselves, enabling them to create elaborate defense mechanisms. Oftentimes, people seek counselling due to behaviour that does not feel functional. These behaviours can create stress and discomfort for clients, even though they did serve the purpose of defending from real or perceived threats.
Tessa values the support her clients are given throughout their journey. She hopes to help them understand the feelings that do not feel natural and bring them closer to seeing their feelings’ once functional’ purpose. She wants all her clients to look at themselves and their habits with love and without judgment.
Tessa looks forward to seeing you soon!