Founder and Facilitator
Tessa is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and has been providing therapeutic supports for kids, teenagers and adults since 2013. She started this workshop to get herself & others out in nature more. In her free time, you can often find Tessa out hiking or walking with Charlie.
Emily is an avid hiker and backpacker with a bachelor's in Psychology from UCSC & is currently pursuing a master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University with plans to become a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Emily has been an outdoor instructor for Naturalist at Large, REI, a surf instructor for a local surf school, and a climbing coach for Boulderdash. She enjoys the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature and can be found frequently trail running, surfing, and climbing.
Group Companion & Protector
Charlie is sweet, well-mannered and has a rattlesnake avoidance certification that helps us out on the trails. She loves being out hiking and is an inspiration for all of us to let loose and play.
Our Support Team
Each of these supporters and contributors have allowed Thrive Wellness Workshop to exist and persist
The Empowerment Workshop
The Empowerment Workshop is a beautiful and unique program to teach and empower youth. This workshop is focused on cultivating confidence, self respect, and courage through our workshops and our passion for empowering youth.
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation
Ojai Valley Youth Foundation supports healthy teen development in the Ojai Valley and is an excellent resource for activities and opportunities for teens.
Rotary Clubs of Ojai
Rotary Club of Ojai has provided generous grants for our workshops in the Ojai Valley.