Tessa Stapelmann, PsyD


Dr. Tessa Stapelmann is a Post-Doctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Wagner and Dr. Daryl Holloway. Dr. Stapelmann earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at Hawthorn Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents.

Dr. Stapelmann provides therapy to individuals across the lifespan, including children, adolescents, and adults. Her experience includes providing therapy and psychological assessment in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, integrated health care systems, and school systems. Her work focuses on providing a therapeutic relationship that is emotion-focused, trauma-informed, and responsive to the needs of each individual. Within the context of a supportive, empathic and accepting relationship, individuals can gain the insight, understanding, and self-awareness that are the building blocks to change. She values allowing individuals, especially children and adolescents, the therapeutic space to explore who they are and who their authentic self might be.

When appropriate, Dr. Stapelmann integrates child-directed play therapy into the treatment process as well as the following evidence-based treatments:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics (CBIT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


Dr. Stapelmann specializes in treating the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Adjustment issues
  • Tics
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Relationship and attachment concerns
  • Behavior issues
  • Grief and Loss

Ages Dr. Stapelmann treats:

  • Preschool age (2yo-5yo)
  • Children (6yo- 12yo)
  • Teens (13yo-18yo)
  • Young adults (18yo – 24yo)
  • Adults (25yo+)