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Tess Copeland

Provisional Psychologist
Grad Dip Psych. Mast Prof Psych (in progress)


Tess brings to DS Psychology Group an interest in neuroaffirming practice, particularly in late identified autism. She has also worked as a volunteer since 2022, at the Eating Disorders Victoria, providing information, support and referral to those affected by eating disorders and their family members. Tess has attended training in the area of body image, and has valuable insight into the diverse challenges and motivations behind help-seeking.

Tess is passionate about creating a welcoming, authentic space where people are validated, and empowered. Transitioning from a career in design Tess brings maturity, life experience, and a commitment to working alongside clients using affirming, strengths-based frameworks. She values the journey of self-discovery, fostering deeper self-understanding and acceptance, and empowering people to create positive, meaningful change in their lives.

Outside of her work, Tess enjoys exploring nature, veggie gardening, and curating niche Spotify playlists.


Clinical Interests:

  • Self-esteem & identity
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Neuro-affirming practice


Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing


Client groups:

  • Adults (18+)


Tess will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays