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  • True healing unites the body, mind and spirit.

    I weave psychological insights with spiritual practices to help you create a rich tapestry of self. Together we can shift the way you see change.

  • An Intuitive Guide Into the Heart

    Connect to your inner truth—the authentic self without judgement or shame.

     

    I will meet you where you are and provide a safe space of empathy and love. As we identify and acknowledge your emotions, you will enhance your understanding of self and others.

  • About Tess Amidan, PhD.

    Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science

    Tess Amidan

    My approach is integrative and holistic. I understand the human energy system and how it relates to the body (physical/chemistry), mind (ego/shadow), and spirit. Since 2006, my clinical experience has included people of all ages and identities. I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational challenges.


    I’m experienced enough to hold space, interact, or simply move out of the way and allow the process to naturally unfold. As we clear away what no longer serves you, we discover your hidden parts and weave your true self back together.

     

    Education & Experience

    • PhD in Clinical Psychology

    • 14 years of clinical experience

    • Private practice since 2014

    • Certified Bioenergy Balancing Practitioner & Teacher

    • Ordained Priestess with the 13 Moon Mystery School

    • Trained shamanic practitioner since 2011

    • Scent Priestess of the Emerald Temple since 2014

  • Working With Tess

  • My Services

    Remembering who you are begins by noticing. Our work together will explore your physical, emotional and energetic layers. We will uncover blockages in the form of thoughts, tensions or relationship issues. When you see clearly, you can come to life.

    Personal Growth Sessions

    Each of us has our own language of healing. We will use different techniques to help you make sense of any discomfort, confusion, life challenges, which may be interfering in your every day functioning. This session may include any of these healing modalities:

    • Archetypes + shadow work
    • Guided imagery journeys
    • Somatic exercises
    • Dreamwork
    • Depth psychology
    • Energy work
    To book a 50-minute private session with Tess

    Psychospiritual Integration Sessions

    Certain life events are so potent that they transform us forever. If you’ve experienced trauma, major change or an expanded consciousness experience, integration is vital.

     

    Together, we will bring your new understanding of self and reality back to the present moment. This process can be incredibly grounding for those who have a history of feeling split between two worlds. The result of this work is resilience, growth and acceptance of your multifaceted nature.

     

    To book a 50-minute private session with Tess:

    BioEnergy Balancing Sessions

    BioEnergy Balancing is a way of tracking how your body, mind and spirit work together as we discuss the events of your life. This deep exploration of energy is an invitation to engage with your body’s consciousness. This process can shed light on emotional challenges and chronic illness that traditional medicine has no cure for.
     

    You may experience:

    • The feeling of energy, often for the first time
    • How this energy might be held in the body
    • How thoughts, emotions and memories translate to energy
    • During which moments your energy appears
    • How you can navigate energetic, emotional and physical cues
    To book a 50-minute private session with Tess:

    Anointing Sessions

    Anointing is an ancient form of healing and a powerful gateway to your inner landscape. Connect to your heart, be present in your body and receive safe, loving touch. An anointing journey is a full body experience using aromatherapy.

     

    Some of the shifts that can be initiated with anointing sessions are soul retrieval, composting of shadow material, connecting and aligning with crystalline vibration, clarifying your soul’s purpose, and karmic healing.

     

    As a Scent Priestess, I’ve been initiated into the alchemy and art of oil anointing. This sacred ritual has been practiced in temples and passed down through lineages over time.

     

    This is a 3-4 hour session and must be booked with Tess directly and in advance. For a 15 minute call with Tess to discuss what is involved in this session, and if it's right for you:

    Temple Oils

    Essential oils have always enraptured me. During my studies as a Scent Priestess, I began intuitively receiving a flood of recipes for oil blends. There was a particular feeling that came with each one—a knowledge of how to formulate them and how they could heal. To this day, they continue to emerge.

     

    Now, I can see that I was connecting to each blend’s etheric signature. I called them Codes of Light. My first experiments with the oils proved how transformational they were.

     

    This unveiling is now available to you. Codes of Light are perfect aids for shamanic journeying, spiritual retreats or meditation. Used daily, they encourage the transformational process and provide continuous support.

     

    Schedule a 50-minute consultation to create a specific plan that enhances your life with oil blends that match your unique needs. (Oils must be purchased separately)

  • Testimonials

    CM, California

    “I’ve worked with Tess for several years now. She goes beneath the surface. Tess has helped me come out of my shell and into my wholeness. She holds a safe, clear space to explore within.”

    JC, California

    "Reviving ancient sacred feminine practices, combining her wondrous talents, Tess’ Sacred Anointing Ceremony was a magical, profound, soul-shifting experience for me.

     

    I came away feeling calm, expanded, revitalized and rebalanced in body, mind and spirit. New revelations linking current physical sensations with past emotional trauma are continuing to surface and heal one month out.

     

    There’s a feeling I’m IN my body like never before, with a sense of tremendous ongoing healing on the physical and the subtler planes. A broader clarity has installed itself which feels like I’m often flying with Hawk. What a blessing to be experiencing feelings of freedom and expansion during this time of great change and uncertainty.

     

    Much Gratitude to Tess for sharing this new expression of love with us."

    TS, California

    "In 2018, nearing the age of 50, I found myself in Tess’s office, overwhelmed with the realization that the whole of my life had been undergirded by previously undiagnosed PTSD and an accompanying rage against existence.

     

    Professionally, I’d unwittingly landed myself in a toxic work environment . . . because trauma needs trauma. And personally, I was at the end of my emotional rope with the world at large. I did not see how or why I should continue trying to navigate humanity’s hopeless absurdity, depressing self-centeredness, and dangerous incompetence.

     

    Which is to say, life was looking and feeling pretty grim.

     

    I’d already done decades of self-exploration, recovery and wellness work to get past addiction, codependency and depression for some semblance of a functional adulthood. At 50, I simply could not accept that I might spend another 5-15 years of my life trying to disentangle myself from PTSD. Unlike previous challenges, this beast felt fused into the very bones of my being. I knew I needed an exponential shock to my system, and it was with that mindset that I went in search of the mental health care that led me to Tess.

     

    The deep expertise, empathy and intuition that Tess brings to her holistic healing fundamentally transformed my consciousness and changed my life. She held space for my rage in the beginning. She guided me through journeys to expand and mature my heart, mind and spirit. And she expertly worked with me to integrate transformative insights into my day-to-day life.

     

    My work with Tess has resulted in profoundly positive effects. I have no doubt the 2 years’ of work we’ve done would have taken me 5 or more years without Tess, and even then, I don’t know that I’d be operating with the depth of spirit and connection that I now have with myself, with humanity, and with the universe at large. Rather than perpetually slogging through PTSD, I find myself living in peace, possibility and joy.

     

    If you are in pain, afraid, hopeless, doubtful, enraged, in despair, in trauma, Tess can help you heal. If you are curious, open, willing, in wonder, Tess can help you grow. Work with her seriously, and you’ll never be the same."

  • Temple Oils

    Oils can be used for deep release and connection to the divine. These anointing oils, called Codes of Light, were transmitted to me and are blended with specific intentions for deep transformation and healing. They are organic, sustainable and ethically sourced. I hope they bring you great joy and healing. Browse the products and see what is resonating with your body's needs!

    (oh and free shipping over $100)
  • Get in Touch

    I look forward to hearing from you! How can I help you?

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    San Mateo, CA, USA
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